Vladimir Putin position in the Kremlin looks more secure than ever, and he has shut down almost all the avenues for a genuine challenge.
Three Mexican governors have been arrested in 2017 abroad after fleeing justice, and nearly 90% of the country's citizens see the government as deeply corrupt.
The motion of no confidence against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma showcased tension at the heart of South Africa’s democracy. Should MPs have the right to vote according to their conscience?
The political death of President Jacob Zuma is proving to be a protracted affair. Though he lives to fight another day, the ANC faces the prospect of losing its majority at the polls next year.
The Gupta email leaks have exposed the involvement of some big private corporations. in the unfolding corruption scandal thus challenging the private sector to do some introspection.
The International Monetary Fund's view of how to fix South Africa's economy deserves to be seriously considered.
Survey data shows that Iraqis of all sectarian stripes agree on what's wrong with their country.
Economic trouble and political violence are much more pressing concerns for Pakistanis than the political fate of their prime minister.
William Isdale speaks with The University of Queensland's Cameron Murray about the nature of 'grey gifts', soft corruption, and who stands to win (and lose) when these deals are made.
After South Africa's first democratic election in 1994, the previously oppressed and dispossessed black majority hoped for constitutional restitution of their land. This has largely failed.
The spectacle of two countries confronting systemic corruption and bad government says a lot about the state of Latin American democracy.
Most African leaders have done little to improve the welfare of their people. Despite political parties different ideologies nothing really changes when governments change.
Research shows how politics can easily halt reforms that require time to take effect.
As a former president goes down for nine-and-a-half years, Brazil's judicial structures are weathering the political crisis well.
The political cost of corruption is reaching unacceptable levels in South Africa. Reversing the effects of state decay on the poor will take short and long term interventions.
Ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect, as these examples from Central and South America show.
Has South Africa's constitutional project failed? Is the country's constitution an obstacle to meaningful redistribution and land reform?
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One of the world's most spectacularly unpopular president might yet make it through.
The possibility that South Africa's ruling ANC could lose power in 2019 runs like a tragic thread through its policy conference documents. It agrees that its actions have repelled many supporters.