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Trump wades into the South China Sea

Donald Trump appears disinclined to keep trade and security issues separate. The territorial dispute could send ripples through global markets.

Middle East/North Africa Power Brokers

The king of MENA e-commerce: Ronaldo Mouchawar

In 2005, Ronaldo Mouchawar efforts spawned Souq.com, which has become the largest e-commerce site in the Arab world and entrepreneurial inspiration.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

French elections slide into uncertainty. US rate hike likely. China GDP goal release. US administration dogged by Russian scandal. All in The Week Ahead.

Latin America Politics

Will populism flourish in wake of the Odebrecht scandal?

The corruption probe into Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht could lead to increased waves of populism across Latin America.

Economics South and Central Asia

Reform and modernization in Kazakhstan

Pierre-Olivier Bussieres examines the implications of two recently announced reforms for the economy of Kazakhstan in the coming year.

Economics South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Sri Lanka’s drought threatens credit downgrade

Sri Lanka’s ongoing drought is not only a humanitarian crisis, but also an economic one, as the country’s economy suffers on multiple fronts.

Economics Finance

Trust is in short supply in recent years. What does that mean for investors?

New data suggests plummeting levels of trust worldwide in many governmental and private institutions, with far-reaching international consequences.

International Security

Forget nuclear: Chemical weapons are the real weapons of mass destruction threat

Chemical weapons are the most widely available weapons of mass destruction and perhaps the least challenging sort to pursue.

Economics Europe Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloc to Bloc: SADC’s modest EPA gains

The recent EPA between the EU and ‘SADC EPA Group’ symbolically intensifies trade ties, but greater impacts are likely to be felt outside this relationship.

Asia Pacific Politics Special Reports

Special Report: Is Myanmar’s honeymoon with Aung San Suu Kyi over?

Myanmar’s upcoming April by-election will be the first chance for Burmese voters to rate Aung San Suu Kyi’s performance – do not expect smooth sailing.