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Cover: Countering Daesh Extremism - European and Asian Responses

Oct. 21, 2016

Countering Daesh Extremism - European and Asian Responses

Panorama Insight Into Asian and European Affairs

We are pleased to present this special issue of Panorama: Insights into Asian and European Affairs Countering Daesh Extremism - European and Asian Responses which has been published in collaboration with The International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Cover: Lithuanian Parliamentary Elections 2016 – First Round

Oct. 20, 2016

Lithuanian Parliamentary Elections 2016 – First Round

THE FIRST ROUND OF THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS IN LITHUANIA WAS HELD ON OCTOBER 9TH, 2016.

It took more than 24 hours for the Central Electoral Commission to count the votes and declare the winner. Right before midnight on October 10th it became ultimately clear that the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (HU-LCD) received 1441 votes more than the Peasant and Greens Union and won the first round of the parliamentary elections of 2016. HU-LCD has already won 21 parliamentary seats after the first round, two seats more than the Peasants and Greens Union.

Cover: Sinjar, Two Years after the Catastrophe

Oct. 13, 2016

Sinjar, Two Years after the Catastrophe

CHALLENGES AND OBSTACLES TO THE RETURN OF THE YEZIDIS

Two years after the massacres committed by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) against the Yezidis, the situation in their home region of Sinjar has not improved significantly.

Cover: KAS Analysis: Vietnam as an Up-and-Coming Actor in South-East Asia

Oct. 10, 2016

KAS Analysis: Vietnam as an Up-and-Coming Actor in South-East Asia

Vietnam’s economic growth, its geo-strategically important location on the South China Sea and its multilateral trading within international and regional organisations have contributed to the country’s success in developing into a significant actor in the region. Though the poor human rights situation remains, the condition of the rule of law needs to be improved the country’s political efforts to become a respected member of the international community are bearing fruit.

Cover: Municipal elections overshadowed by crisis

Oct. 7, 2016

Municipal elections overshadowed by crisis

AMID SEVERE CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE THE FIRST BALLOT IN BRAZIL’S NATIONWIDE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS FAVOURS POLITICAL OUTSIDERS

The ex-president Dilma Rousseff’s Worker’s Party (PT) is the clear loser in Brazil’s municipal elections following her suspension from office. In a fragmented party-political scene, political outsiders emerge as the victors. This trend might persist in the 2018 national elections. The political and economic crisis has undermined the voters’ political confidence for some time to come. In this election for the first time, corporate donations were banned as an anticorruption measure. Candidates from the Pentecostal churches capitalise on the sentiment of antagonism towards politics.

Cover: Parliamentary Elections in Lithuania, October 2016

Oct. 4, 2016

Parliamentary Elections in Lithuania, October 2016

With no party expected to win by a clear margin, Lithuania eagerly awaits the outcome of the parliamentary election

The current ruling centre-left coalition, shaken by corruption allegations, is seeking re-election in the upcoming voting. Latest election polls show that the leading party, the Social Democrats, is still in the pole position in spite of a gradual decline of the ratings. The Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union, which did not pass the 5% threshold in 2012, could become a major player as it firmly sits in second place. The rising support for the Peasant and Greens Union opens up new opportunities for coalition building.

Cover: Controversial Media and Information Laws close Avenues of Free Expression in Tanzania

Sep. 7, 2016

Controversial Media and Information Laws close Avenues of Free Expression in Tanzania

The recent legal changes in Tanzania including the Cybercrimes Act, the Statistics Act as well as the Draft Media Services Bill have been met with harsh criticism from civil society groups and the international community for their restrictive provisions, which are said to compromise or violate fundamental human rights and hinder the development of a broader civil society.

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