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Asia Pacific Economics

Chinese debt risks financial collapse

Chinese debt poses great risks, require an overhaul of the financial sector, and demonstrate the need for a new growth model. The quarterly report of the Bank for International Settlements paints

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Venezuela teeters towards constitutional crisis following election delays and calls for impeachment. Strong U.S. growth data may buoy Democrats heading into final election stretch. EU growth may expand as trade hurtles are

Latin America Politics

What America can learn from populism in Latin America

As the U.S. election cycle comes to an end, Latin America has its own lessons for the United States in dealing with political and economic populism. Presidential candidates, such as

Latin America Politics

Colombia’s peace: An uncertain future

The plebiscite vote against the Colombian Peace deal showed a reflection of the political division and polarization of Colombian society. On September 26th, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary

Asia Pacific Economics

Political risks rock China’s tourism industry

From South Korea to Thailand, political risks will continue to significantly impact China’s tourism sector in the coming weeks.

Economics South and Central Asia

Questions remain for India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST)

As the planned implementation date for India’s potentially game-changing Goods and Services Tax (GST) moves closer, important issues still need resolving.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Why is Swaziland’s king defaming Asians?

Swaziland’s royal owned paper is spreading hate speech about Asians, as the government seeks to distract from the country’s growing social unrest.

Asia Pacific Politics

Special Report: How the Nanjing Massacre became a political tool

Japan has withdrawn funding from UNESCO over tensions with China surrounding the Nanjing Massacre. Discover how China’s attitude has changed over the years.

Asia Pacific Politics

Will Obama’s “Pivot to Asia” end with his presidency?

Obama’s pivot should have represented a shift in US foreign policy. The end of his presidency puts the future of the pivot into question.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

India-Pakistan tensions: Would India really abrogate the Indus Waters Treaty?

New Delhi has not ruled out the possibility of abrogating Indus Waters Treaty: what would be the consequences of such a move, and how likely is it?