Demyan Plakhov investigates the ramifications of African nations wanting to withdraw from the ICC.
The political battleground pitting South African President Jacob Zuma and his personal elite against opposition groups, civil society, and the state’s democratic institutions reached new heights this past year. Thomas Lee takes a look at the country’s rampant corruption, increasingly precarious political and economic backdrop, and the prospects for Zuma’s downfall in 2017.
Jemma Finnegan discusses the motives and repercussions of South Africa’s withdrawal from the ICC.
Marta Canneri examines the BRICS, arguing for their continued relevance in a multipolar world.
Since the 2008 financial crisis, Emerging Market (EM) economies have been the major drive of economic growth; however, the engine behind the growth is beginning to sputter. Of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) who contribute 20% of global GDP, Brazil and Russia are both in recession while China has experienced dramatic Read More…
Victoria talks with Sindy Zemura-Woodward, who works with the Southern Africa Embrace Foundation, about the intersection between international development, security and women’s rights.
The question of the decade: Can we continue to prosper economically while combatting climate change? Our editors weigh in.
Malcolm McEachern discusses South Africa’s failure to arrest Omar al-Bashir after he attended an African Union meeting in South Africa, and what this means for the ICC.