From around the blogosphere:
The impeachment of South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye has been upheld by an 8-0 ruling of the country’s Constitutional Court. The New York Times. This is the first time in history a South Korean president will be removed from office through impeachment. Both supporters and opponents of Park took to the streets first in anticipation, then in reaction to the decision. The New York Times.
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For Wednesday’s celebration of International Women’s Day, The Atlantic struggles to imagine an economy without women.
Tensions have risen in Germany-Turkish relations after Turkish officials, including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have made comparisons between the Bundesrepublik and the Nazi period. Reuters. The inflammatory remarks come against the backdrop of Germany cancelling Turkish electoral rallies set to take place on German soil. An estimated 1.4 million Turkish-Germans retain eligibility to vote in Turkey. BBC.
The latest contribution to Duck of Minerva’s World Politics in a Time of Populist Nationalism (WPTPN) comes from Simon Frankel Pratt, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, who defines the Trump insurgency as a kind of “cold civil war.”
The Monkey Cage seems to be putting out a higher proportion of content on Africa in recent weeks. Two good contributions from the past week include Cullen S. Hendrix on why climate change research on Africa is biased, and this Afrobarometer video on a variety of African countries and their publics feelings about their elections and political systems.
Because it is getting harder to keep track of, this Atlantic timeline that plots the meetings of Trump associates and Russian officials is timely and useful.
This week, Foreign Policy’s “The E.R.” podcast with editor David Rothkopf covers the most recent Wikileaks release.