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Morocco’s ambitious investments in Sub-Saharan Africa full of risks and rewards

Morocco is consolidating its foothold in Sub-Saharan Africa by diversifying its investments and pushing for closer ties with dynamic economies in the region.

Europe Politics

The risks of Finland’s populist downfall

The downfall of the populist Finns Party exposes potentially significant risks to political and societal stability for Finland.

Economics North America

NAFTA renegotiation: exercise in protectionism or opportunity for modernization?

President Trump will pursue the renegotiation of the NAFTA agreement, triggering potential opportunities and leading to renewed risks

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Rouhani, Trump, and Theresa May: Is rapprochement dead?

Rouhani and his reformist allies rode their platform of social moderation and international engagement to crushing victories.

Economics Russia

Inside Turkey’s balancing act in Crimea

The Kerch Strait Bridge may give Turkey more room to maneuver in Crimea to trade with the peninsula and avoid political fallout.

Economics South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Switching alphabets to SMEs, Kazakhstan’s plans for 2017 and beyond

A cross-the-board look at Kazakhstan’s economic turnaround in 2017 and beyond as the country powers ahead with its ambitious reform agenda.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Presidential scandal rocks Brazil. French legislative elections heat up. NATO prepares for Trump. Protests continue in Venezuela. All in The Week Ahead.

Asia Pacific Economics

Is Thailand’s economy undergoing ‘juntification’?

Attempts to ‘juntify’ Thailand’s economy is proving difficult for a variety of reasons, and is distracting the junta from other economic opportunities..

Middle East/North Africa Security

Egypt’s counter-terrorism shortcomings hamper political stability

The Palm Sunday bombings of two Coptic churches underscores the renewed threat from terrorism in Egypt, leading to a problematic state of ememrgency.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

China’s expansion of OBOR leaves Africa caught in a dilemma

While OBOR has increased Beijing’s presence in Africa, a fiery debate has thrown a spotlight on China’s future role on the continent.