The African National Congress' next leader brings along myriad hopes for a more democratic and stable future for South Africa.
The otherwise cosy US-Pakistan relationship has now entered rough waters.
The US President's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital will have far-reaching consequences on the region.
The 24 November attack on a mosque in Egypt's Sinai peninsula is the largest instance of mass violence in a region that has been burning for long.
Cotton farmers in western India's Marathwada region have seen a steady rise in input costs – seeds, fertilisers, electricity, water – but profits remain poor in the absence of state support, forcing many to abandon this ‘cash’ crop.
In undertaking a reckless purge of a trusted party loyalist, Zimbabwe's First Family has triggered its own undoing.
The Widodo government in Indonesia is using its strong state apparatus to suppress an extremist form of Islamic popular thought in the country.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is facing a crisis of ideological reconciliation in a badly compromised party machinery.
Women, especially mothers, hold a distinguished social position within the spectrum of pro-democracy political activism. The Arab Spring in Egypt was a solid marker of this.
The US President will hopefully realise the folly of isolating Iran and equating it with North Korea. In a situation otherwise, he risks annoying a number of his allies.