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Special Report: Brexit’s impact on the energy sector

Brexit raises significant questions for the EU’s internal energy market and UK energy security, including in the North Sea.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 15-21 October

China’s 19th Party Congress. Egypt’s state of emergency. Catalonian independence. Elections in Kyrgyzstan. US-Turkey relations.  All in The Week Ahead. 

Politics

Fading tulips: Kyrgyz presidential vote comes amid rising authoritarianism

The presidential election in Kyrgyzstan to be held on 15 October 2017 promises to be the region’s most contentious and unpredictable since the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

Asia Pacific Politics

Japan elections: what an Abe victory would mean for security

Pyongyang’s recent nuclear test and missile launches over Japan prompted snap general elections, in which the LDP pledges to change the Constitution.

Debate Corner Security

Should Japan go nuclear?

GRI Debate: Should Japan abandon a long-held pacifist stance and acquire nuclear weapons? Amid escalating rhetoric between Pyongyang and Washington, it has been suggested that Japan should support the US

Asia Pacific Security

Why a nuclear Japan would not solve the North Korea threat

Amid escalating rhetoric between Pyongyang and Washington, some believe a North Korea-US war is a ‘real possibility’. It has been suggested that Japan should support the US and stabilize the

Asia Pacific Guest Post Security

Guest Post: Should Japan go nuclear? Michael Rubin argues that diplomacy isn’t working

As the North Korean nuclear threat looms ever larger, it has been suggested that Japan support the US and stabilize the region by obtaining nuclear weapons. But does it make

North America Politics

Trump’s “America First” policy: provoking adversaries and alarming allies

When U.S. president Donald Trump addressed the General Assembly in late September, he promised “to defend America’s interests above all else.”

Asia Pacific Security

India’s Aadhaar programme and the future of biometrics

India’s biometric identification programme, Aadhaar, has gone from an optional program to a mandatory one and is collecting more data than ever expected.

Asia Pacific Politics

Special Report: Seven things to watch at China’s 19th Party Congress

The lead-up to China’s 19th Party Congress has been filled with uncertainty. GRI presents this guide of what to watch for during the coming weeks.