Round two of the French presidential election, South Korea easing coronavirus restrictions, the end of El Salvador’s state of emergency, Somalia’s parliament electing its leadership, a look at the political crisis unfolding in Israel and an assessment of the flooding in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province.
Factal’s weekly look at the news coming up. This week the Forecast looks at Anti-government protests breaking out in Sri Lanka, Russia-backed South Ossetia holding elections, Somalia swearing in parliament, and more.
In this week’s forecast we’ve got Shanghai’s coronavirus lockdown, a strike by Tunisian journalists, several elections, the Senate Judiciary Committee voting on a Supreme Court nomination. There’s also deeper looks at the recent attacks in Israel and Russia’s changing invasion plans.
We’re looking ahead at the IMF-Argentina debt deal meeting; EU-China summit; elections in Pakistan, Malta, Zimbabwe; the Siege of Mariupol; China’s coronavirus outbreak and more.
In this week’s forecast we take a look at Argentina’s debt deal with the International Monetary Fund, Pakistani lawmakers taking up a no-confidence vote, Zimbabwe’s by-elections, Yemen peace talks and an update on Ukraine’s besieged city of Mariupol.
Over the next week we’re looking at elections in Turkmenistan, Colombia, and the Netherlands. Additionally there continues to be economic fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the Iran nuclear talks are resuming.
This week’s interview is with Factal Editor Agnese Boffano. Jimmy Lovaas and Boffano discuss the JCPOA ending the eighth round of negotiations between Iran, China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States, Germany and the EU. Also covered is the EU head of state meeting in Versaille, the Turmenistan election, elections in Colombia, and France lifting their vaccine passport rules.
“We had to relearn on the fly how to process what quickly devolved into an information environment none of us had seen before,” explained Alex Moore, Factal’s Eastern European editor, who has covered the Russian-Ukraine conflict for several years.
Elections in France and South Korea, the Paralympics to begin without Russia, further reduction in coronavirus mandates and more news to prepare for in the coming week.
In this week’s forecast we’ll look at the upcoming French presidential election, hearings at the International Court of Justice over the war in Ukraine, a protest march in Pakistan, South Korea’s presidential election and an anti-mandate protest headed for Washington, DC.