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This week we discuss Malaysia, particularly its elections, and their implications for the party that has ruled since independence, UMNO, which is suffering as a result of the 1MDB scandal. We also explore the history to see what the impact of the colonial legacy has had on modern Malaysian politics.
This week we discuss Poland, in particular the recent developments regarding the Law and Justice (also known as PIS) majority government. We also discuss the history of Poland, and how the struggle for the nations statehood, soviet occupation and Catholicism have contributed to the current incarnation of the Polish state, and its politics.
This week we discuss Peru, and the lasting legacy and political turmoil caused by ex-president Alberto Fujimori, and the issues he is still causing for current president PPK. We also discuss the economic situation in Peru, and the inequality liberalisation brought with it.
This week we discuss Romania, with its turbulent political history of being ruled by every kind of ideology under the sun, from fascism to communism and every agenda in-between, including its new found neo-liberal model. We also explain the anti-corruption protests in recent years, as well as its new found position as an EU state.
2. United Arab Emirates
This week we discuss the history and current developments in the UAE. The UAE has gone from being the economically poor Trucial States under British protectorate status, to being an oil rich and increasingly diversified economy today, we explore the political institutions and political compromises that have accompanied this change.
This week we discuss the political history of Zambia, and how the country is run today. With discussion of how both the legacy of the colonial era and the post-independence African Socialism of Kenneth Kaunda, feed in to todays issues and political conflicts.