Andrés Manuel López Obrador or AMLO is Mexico's new leftist president

Introducing... Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Mexico has a new president, but can AMLO form a government for the many without taxing the wealthy.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018

Introducing... Carlos Alvarado Quesada

The election on 1 April gave Carlos Alvarado Quesada’s National Action Party (PAN) more than 60 per cent of the vote and makes him one of the under-40 club of victors in presidential elections (France, New Zealand and Iceland).

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018

Introducing... Abiy Ahmed

Richard Swift on Ethiopia's new reforming PM.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018

Introducing... Cyril Ramaphosa

Whatever his shortcomings, Ramaphosa is probably the last chance for the older generation of ANC leadership to make good on long-promised equality and justice, Richard Swift writes.

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NI 512 - Public ownership rises again - May, 2018

Introducing... Emmerson Mnangagwa

Richard Swift profiles Zimbabwe’s new leader.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018

Introducing... Katrín Jakobsdóttir

Iceland's charismatic new Left-Green prime minister has big plans, but will the Left-Green's radical programme survive political wrangling with other coalition partners asks Richard Swift.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018

Introducing... Jacinda Ardern

Richard Swift profiles New Zealand/Aotearoa’s new 37-year-old Prime Minister – the country’s youngest in 150 years.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018

Introducing... João Lourenço

Angola has its first new president in nearly 40 years, but bringing change might prove difficult as long as the economy remains dependent on diamonds and oil. Richard Swift reports.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017

Introducing... Leo Varadkar

Will Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s new, gay Taoiseach, live up to high expectations? Richard Swift reports.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017

Introducing... Emmanuel Macron

Macron won more than twice the number of votes than he was expected to win, writes Richard Swift

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

Introducing... Lenin Moreno

Ecuadorians replaced one Leftist president with another

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NI 504 - The Equality Effect - July, 2017

Introducing Carrie Lam

Hong Kong has its first woman leader and her ‘election’ is shrouded in controversy, writes Richard Swift.

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017

Introducing Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

The former New York municipal employee became president of the problem-plagued Federal Republic of Somalia.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017

Introducing Adama Barrow

The new president of the Gambia promises to revive the economy, to end censorship of the media, and to leave after three years, writes Richard Swift.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017

Introducing Ilhan Omar

34-year-old former Somali refugee elected to the House of Representatives.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017

Re-Introducing Ali Bongo Ondimba

The ‘re-election’ of Ali Bongo to a second Presidential term in Gabon is an all too familiar story for an African continent, writes Richard Swift.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016

Introducing Marco Arana Zegarra

The politician seemingly came out of nowhere, writes Richard Swift.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016

Introducing Theresa May

What to expect from the United Kingdom's new Prime Minister: tough times for the environment, some elitism and clashes with Scotland. By Richard Swift.

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NI 496 - World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories - October, 2016

Introducing Virginia Raggi

The politician symbolizes a shot across the bow of Italy’s complacent political class, writes Richard Swift.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
Public ownership rises again May, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
The Equality Effect July, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
Populism rises again April, 2017
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
African village January, 2017
The coming war on China December, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories October, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
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