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The election of Cuba's new leader is no surprise - expert comment

Cuba’s parliament will elect Miguel Diaz-Canel as its new president, ending the Castro family’s long rule of nearly 60 years. The 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro’s place as the government works to ensure the survival of one of the world’s last remaining communist states. Dr Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla, Assistant Professor, Global Sustainable Development comments


Election confusion in Honduras: Expert comment from Dr Tom Long

With two candidates claiming victory in the Honduras presidential election, Dr Tom Long from the Department of Politics and International Studes comments on the poll.


Kompromat: it’s What We Don’t Know, Not What We Know

Donald Trump has described as "fake news" allegations that his election team colluded with Russia - and that Russia held compromising material about his private life. Here Profesor Mark Harrison explores the term kompromat, the Russian colloquial abbreviation, for “compromising evidence.


Anti-Trump protests break out across America

Dr Ben Margulies, Department of Politics and International Studies comments on the protests breaking out across the USA in light of Donald Trump’s election as president.