All articles by: Elizabeth Matsangou

Reflections

Published: March 15, 2017
Written by Elizabeth Matsangou

With the ill-fated attempted coup of 2016, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had the excuse he needed to exert further control over the Turkish state. He started with a crackdown on …

Reflections

Published: February 16, 2017
Written by Elizabeth Matsangou

Donald Trump’s election sent shockwaves throughout the world. During the aftermath of this confusion a theory quickly propagated – that the Trump of his campaign would not be the Trump …

Reflections

Published: January 25, 2017
Written by Elizabeth Matsangou

A s the world comes to grips with a new administration in the White House and what President Donald Trump could mean for our globalised planet, the timing for such …

Reflections

Published: November 4, 2016
Written by Elizabeth Matsangou

As October 2016 came to a close, Iraqi troops finally made headway into Mosul, the city in the Karama district of northern Iraq that has received worldwide attention since being …

Reflections

Published: October 12, 2016
Written by Elizabeth Matsangou

After more than five decades of violent conflict in Colombia, finally peace was in sight. Four years in the making, a new deal that was brokered between the government and …

Reflections: Elizabeth Matsangou

Published: September 18, 2016
Written by Elizabeth Matsangou

August 31 marked the end of an golden era in Brazil and its economic development. On that Wednesday afternoon, the Senate voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. After six years …

Reflections – Elizabeth Matsangou

Published: June 29, 2016
Written by Elizabeth Matsangou

Under President Benigno Aquino, the Philippines made economic and political advances that helped revoke its former title of the ‘sick man of Asia’. Yet just how democratic the political system …