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Asia Pacific Finance

The impact of Chinese investments in Malaysia

For countries like Malaysia, chinese investments in infrastructure offer clear benefits but also come with costs, both economic and strategic.

Asia Pacific Politics

How human rights failures could destabilize the ASEAN region

Less than a month after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) celebrated its 50th anniversary in Manila, Philippines, the UN Security Council called on the government of Myanmar to

Politics

Russia’s ‘Orthodox Crusaders’: A growing threat?

A film about a royal love affair would not normally raise many eyebrows. But in Russia, the upcoming release of Matilda – in which director Alexey Uchitel explores the liaison

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Hamas reaches out to Algeria

Qatar´s calls for Hamas officials to leave the Gulf state prompted the group to seek to disperse its leadership, citing Algeria as a potential base.

Debate Corner Middle East/North Africa

Is the referendum on Kurdish independence a spark in a powder keg?

GRI Debate: Will the independence referendum in Kurdistan further destabilize Iraq and the region? Kurdish authorities announced on Wednesday that Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted in favour of a split from Iraq,

Europe Politics

Three reasons why the Barcelona attacks tip the scales towards Catalan independence

The Barcelona attack brought to light growing tensions likely to influence the upcoming referendum.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Why the Kurdish referendum is part of Barzani’s wider strategy

Kurdish authorities announced on Wednesday that Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted in favour of a split from Iraq, with 92.7 percent of voters casting their vote in favour of Kurdistan’s independence.

International Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy Politics Security

Referendum in Kurdistan: A risky gamble in a volatile region

Nearly 93% of eligible voters in Kurdistan have cast their ballot in favour of independence. Although technically the referendum is non-binding, it does represent a new and potentially dangerous phase

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Why savvy investors should take a look at Côte d’Ivoire

Despite its recent history, Côte d’Ivoire is certainly emerging as a powerful economic player in West Africa and is worth paying attention to.

South and Central Asia

A stellar power in the making? The role of India in the global space economy

This year has been a milestone for India in terms of increasing its competitiveness in the growing global space industry.