Brazil elections 2022: No end in sight to country’s economic, social deterioration

Brazil elections 2022: The mishandling of the pandemic damaged Jair Bosonaro's dwindling reputation further. Rising unemployment rates, allegations of imposing insufficient public health protocols, and financial irregularities in acquiring Covaxin in a $300 million deal with India have eroded his support base.

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German elections: Will candidates be able to move beyond Merkelism?

The new leadership will struggle to re-imagine Germany and the EU's role in the changing geopolitics. Based on the manifestoes, debates and campaign speeches, there is little to indicate that the Chancellor candidates will move beyond Merkelism in this domain.

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France’s withdrawal: Will Sahel rise up to the evolving security dynamics?

France entered the Sahel to manage the risks cascading onto Europe in the form of the terrorist threat, refugee issues and trafficking. The Sahel region (comprising countries in West Africa such as Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger, Mauritania, Mali) has been witnessing terrorism for a decade. The region provides a safe haven to terror groups due to the instability caused by internal governance issues, economic deterioration and unravelling social cohesion.

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