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Asia Pacific Politics

What Xi’s report to the 19th Party Congress tells us about a more assertive China

The 19th Party Congress offers valuable insight into the foundation, new direction, and priorities of Chinese policy for the next five years.

Asia Pacific Politics

Can Trump reverse Thailand’s drift towards China?

By emphasizing “America First,” Trump has been able to reengage Thai military leaders. But will this be enough to turn back Thailand’s closeness to China?

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 29 October – 4 November

Australian Government thrown into confusion. Iran privatizes gas stations. Kenya awaits election results. All in The Week Ahead. 

Politics South and Central Asia

Kyrgyz elections stoke regional tensions

The Kyrgyz presidential elections are a positive sign for democracy, but a recent quarrel between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan threatens integration efforts.

Economics Middle East/North Africa Special Reports

Saudi Arabia’s new economy: Projecting power in an unstable region

Part 3 of our special series on Saudi 2.0 assesses the outlook for economic reforms, and whether regional conflicts will put everything at risk.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

What the terrorist attack in Mogadishu tells us about the resurgence of Al-Shabaab

The latest Al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu was among the deadliest the group conducted in the country and it signalled the weakness of the Somali government.

Europe Politics

The origins of the Catalonia crisis

Spain is on the verge of imposing direct rule over Catalonia, with potentially explosive consequences. How did we get here?

Economics Middle East/North Africa Politics Special Reports

Saudi Arabia’s new economy: Too much, too fast?

The risks of Saudi Economy 2.0: challenges of fiscal reform, stewardship of the energy sector, and maintaining a careful social balance.

Economics Middle East/North Africa Special Reports

Saudi Arabia’s new economy: Insider’s view

GRI presents a 3-part series on risks and opportunities in the Kingdom. Our first post examines the the top sectors ripe for investment.

Economics Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia Special Reports

Special Report: Grasberg mine talks signal Indonesia’s strengthening resolve

Despite issues concerning the Indonesian government’s divestment plans for Papua’s Grasberg mine, there are growing signs that Indonesia will get its way.