Salome Zurabishvili is the first woman president of the former Soviet Republic. The ex-diplomat with a French accent is set on making her country part of the EU
The incumbent president faces his old challenger, Subianto. Widodo's strategy hinges on his choice of running mate, an influential Muslim leader
Some 900 million citizens will elect the Lok Sabha, or lower house. Modi heads the polls but Indian democracy is highly unpredictable
Unfavourable conditions are brewing in China. Harbingers of crisis? Global powers have to face a whole range of variables – and Captain Xi knows it
In the last four years, the army has managed to impose some form of stability on a divided country. Will it now allow fair elections to take place?
Airports, media outlets and mining concessions could end up in Beijing's hands if Zambia doesn’t make good on its long-standing debt.
A crisis of the Chinese economy would have an unavoidable impact on the global economy. China’s economy is slowing and US trade tensions are adding to woes. The Chinese authorities are now stimulating credit again, which is unlikely to end well.
The battle cry is AI. The US fears the Dragon, which is close to achieving supremacy in weapons technology, thanks to the help of the US tech community.
The youngest Asian democracy has shed its political stalemate. The newly elected president now must ﬁnd a way to drag the country out of poverty.
It’s the 150thanniversary of the start of the Meiji era that radically changed the country. A signiﬁcant coincidence since Akihito plans to abdicate in 2019.
A former cricket superstar and jet-set playboy has defeated the long-ruling dynasties with promises of ending corruption and a new Islamic welfare.
A closer bond between Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan could mean the European Union having to deal with a Turkish-Slavic block.
London is popular among Russian oligarchs and the arena where Moscow and the West settle their accounts. Diplomacy act as a buffer.
The majority of the Crimean population seem to be in favour of Russia and its tsar. And it’s unlikely to change. The Tatars are the exception.
By re-electing Ilham Aliyev, the country moves on, weaving its path between Russia, Turkey and the West, thanks to its role as an energy producer.
Donald Trump wants to make history, Kim wants his place in the global scheme. Their mutual interests could trigger unhoped for geopolitical repercussions.
The Chinese Communist Party is now a tightknit unitbehind its leader as China stakes its claim to global prominence.
Open, high-tech, charismatic: Modi is well-liked, particularly by the younger generations, for his progressive vision for India.
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