- Daily Brief
- February 18, 2020
Systemic state-led repression leaves little hope for improvement in the new year.
The economy will be the paramount issue in hotly-contested presidential election.
The Christmas US government shutdown is just a taste of the immigration fight to come.
The looming Brexit deadline will add stress to an already chaotic situation.
Despite the hype, UN sanctions and US priorities will stymie further progress in relations.
Economics is likely to be front and centre of the campaign but China may be a surprise issue.
The race for influence in the Pacific will continue to heat up in 2019.
The Pacific island could become the newest member of the international community.
President Evo Morales will run once again despite losing a referendum to extend his time in office.
Beset by legal challenges and with his coalition weakened, Netanyahu is turning to voters.
The two strands of Italian populism will have a rocky time in coalition in 2019.
Voters are expected to oust the anti-establishment government despite its successes.