Political Players in Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud:  Abdullah assumed the throne in early August 2005, having overseen the day-to-day affairs of government for a decade owing to King Fahd’s poor health.  Abdullah favors a strategy of gradual political and economic modernization that is sensitive to the Read Entire Entry

Nigeria Country Forecast

MOST LIKELY REGIMES AND THEIR PROBABILITIES 18-Month: PDP Majority 55% (45%) Five-Year: PDP Majority 40% (more…) Read Entire Entry

Keeping the Budget in Balance

Which governments spend closest to what they can afford? Which governments spend far more than they can afford? Congo Ireland Kuwait Iraq Brunei Azerbaijan Qatar Egypt Norway Jordan Libya Zimbabwe Saudi Arabia Iceland Angola United Kingdom Gabon Myanmar Hong Kong Tunisia Source:  International Read Entire Entry

Michel Martelly

Haiti’s new President A popular singer whose political inexperience proved to be an asset among an electorate disillusioned by the ineffectiveness of its leaders, Martelly made it in the second round of presidential voting with help from the OAS, and defeated former First Lady Mirlande Manigat in Read Entire Entry