Jokowi fever highlights Indonesia’s vacuum

Jakarta governor’s rise hides lack of strong presidential candidates

China ‘Potemkin defaults’ mask debt reality

Beijing wants market discipline without halting growth

Tensions mar global economic policy talks

IMF and World Bank harmony at odds with national agendas

Ukraine offers lessons for US in Asia

Defence secretary draws parallels between Russia and China

Clinton and Bush face common hurdles

Both are centrist figures while their parties veer left and right

Modi personality cult dominates India poll

Opposition leader being sold as solution to country’s ills

Nigeria doubles GDP and exposes state

Revised figures do not alter the messy reality facing the country

Renzi faces test over promise of change

Italy’s prime minister needs to turn rhetoric into action

US plays crooked lawyer in Mideast drama

The Israeli tail is being allowed to wag the US dog

China craves global trade club membership

Beijing desperate to narrow gap with US on policy

Europe’s Blairites are back but times are tougher

Flag of modern social democracy flies again in Europe

Malaysia cannot take all blame for MH370

Few nations could have handled crisis flawlessly, not least China, a big critic of Kuala Lumpur

US wants Europe to get on its bike on sanctions

Imperial presidency and allies struggle to take joint action

Can populism and putsch work in Egypt?

Unclear how Sisi can play unifying figure country needs

Jacketed Rousseff makes investors nervous

Fear that economic restraints will be cast aside after election

Crimea takeover leaves minorities exposed

Tatars and ethnic Moldovans believe Putin offers empty promises

Russia can hit US where it hurts, on Iran

Moscow could sell Tehran missiles or undermine sanctions

Japan’s tax rise risks consuming Abe

Consumption tax rise comes at delicate stage in recovery

Threat remains of future Russian action

EU and US must negotiate with Putin to settle Ukraine question

Obama forced to focus on Russian threat

Russia’s intervention in Crimea changes policy landscape