::.ARC - Global Scan - Trend Analysis.:: http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis Our Trend Analysis section reviews shifts in worldwide public opinion, examines the effect of policy decisions on the electorate, and focuses on the upcoming challenges for leaders and parties. en-CA Copyright 2003 - 2006 Angus Reid Consultants. All Rights Reserved. Fri, 27 Jan 2006 20:06:27 EST 60 10 11 12 13 14 Angus Reid Consultants - Global Scan http://www.angus-reid.com/collateral/images/cpod_logo_rss.gif http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis Democracy as farce in Nepal - Ordinary Nepalis are caught between a King with an army, insurgents without discretion, and political parties that have misinterpreted the notion of people power. (Angus Reid Global Scan) Wilson Lam – Tensions between Nepal's suspended political parties and the ruling royal family intensified this week as another general strike swept the country and the security forces fired live rounds at civilian demonstrators. http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=10699 Fri, 27 Jan 2006 20:01:29 EST Mahmoud Abbas faces his toughest challenge - The Palestinian Authority’s election could significantly alter the way the area’s government operates. (Angus Reid Global Scan) Mario Canseco – This Wednesday, voters in the Gaza Strip and West Bank will renew the Palestinian Legislative Council for the first time since the death of Yasser Arafat. http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=10662 Mon, 23 Jan 2006 00:01:27 EST Canada Election 2006: The Numbers by Province - What the polls said before election day. The Numbers - By Province |  A href="http://www.a http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=10110 Sun, 22 Jan 2006 23:01:51 EST Canada Election 2006: Five Possible Answers - The focus of the campaign switched, and now the impending question is whether Stephen Harper can lead the Tories into majority territory. (Angus Reid Global Scan) – Tomorrow, Canadians will cast their ballots in the federal election. http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=10649 Sun, 22 Jan 2006 10:01:06 EST Thwarting Democracy in Hong Kong - Almost nine years after the end of British rule, the area still awaits the chance to elect its leaders. (Angus Reid Global Scan) Wilson Lam – Having spent a quarter of his current term trying without success to gather support for his democratic reform package, the leader of Hong Kong's government, Donald Tsang, announced last week that he will now abandon the issue entirely. http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=10596 Thu, 19 Jan 2006 16:01:04 EST Ségolène Royal: A Merkel Effect in France? - Slowly but surely, a French woman is working her way to become the next socialist presidential candidate. (Angus Reid Global Scan) Gabriela Perdomo – The English media is starting to call it the Merkel Effect. http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=10590 Wed, 18 Jan 2006 09:01:05 EST Uganda’s Humanitarian Crisis Continues - This year’s presidential election will do little to curb kidnappings, torture and assassinations. (Angus Reid Global Scan) Wilson Lam – This week, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni expanded his political aspirations considerably by expressing his belief that Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania would come under the purview of a single presidency by 2013. He has already declared his intention to become a contender in that election. http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=10520 Fri, 13 Jan 2006 09:01:55 EST Popular Uribe Has No Counterpart in Colombia - With every number in his favour, the president seems set to stay in office for an additional four years. (Angus Reid Global Scan) Gabriela Perdomo – Colombians are not used to having a president-candidate. http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=10513 Thu, 12 Jan 2006 00:01:51 EST Canada Election 2006: Five Lingering Questions - With just over two weeks to go, the colour of the next government remains unclear. (Angus Reid Global Scan) – As Canada heads to next week's second and final round of televised debates, the federal election campaign has become eerily similar to the 2004 edition. http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=10464 Sat, 07 Jan 2006 19:01:10 EST How Not To Win the Hearts and Minds of Iraqis - The Pentagon has acknowledged that it is paying Iraqi newspapers to provide a lively record of the coalition effort. (Angus Reid Global Scan) Mario Canseco – The last days of 2005 were dominated by the allegations of fraud in Iraq's legislative election. http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=10457 Fri, 06 Jan 2006 20:01:59 EST The Unenviable Task of Being a Dissident in Belarus - President Lukashenko has done everything he can to avoid a new “coloured” revolution. (Angus Reid Global Scan) Wilson Lam – Beginning in less than a week, organizing anti-government protests in Belarus will be a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in prison. http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=10354 Mon, 26 Dec 2005 18:12:53 EST Afghanistan Reaches Another Milestone - Four years after the start of the War on Terrorism, the country convenes its elected parliament. (Angus Reid Global Scan) Wilson Lam – On Dec. http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=10329 Thu, 22 Dec 2005 00:12:38 EST Spying on Americans Vital to War on Terror, Bush Proclaims - The American president was upset at a media leak. The country is yet to issue its opinion on the secret program. (Angus Reid Global Scan) Wilson Lam – On Monday, U.S. president George W. Bush unapologetically defended a secret domestic electronic surveillance program that includes the wiretapping of the telephone calls and emails of Americans. http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=10315 Wed, 21 Dec 2005 00:12:06 EST On the Way to Stability: National Election in Iraq - Two key groups fight for supremacy, but the ballot is a milestone in itself. (Angus Reid Global Scan) Wilson Lam – By all accounts, explicit threats of insurgent violence directed at Iraq's National Assembly election today have not been widespread. http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=10237 Thu, 15 Dec 2005 15:12:52 EST Canada 2006: Take shots at me, please - Voters have reacted to the recent comments of the American ambassador. Canada now joins a long list of nations where 'American diplomacy' has become an oxymoron. (Angus Reid Global Scan) Mario Canseco – The comments uttered this week by United States ambassador to Canada David Wilkins, complete with the finger-pointing gesture that was reproduced in several newspapers, might have done more good than harm to prime minister Paul Martin. http://www.angus-reid.com/analysis/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewItem&itemID=10242 Thu, 15 Dec 2005 15:12:46 EST