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Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy Under The Radar

Under the Radar: How sandalwood is transforming crime and commerce in Asia

The boom in sandalwood prices is creating opportunities in Australia, India and beyond but high prices are also driving a boom in crime as well.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Korean president’s trial concludes. Bosnia seeks UN revision. Campaigning starts in Turkey. South American trade with Mexico shifts. All in the Week Ahead.

Finance South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Mongolia’s banks threaten economic crash

Mongolia’s risk-laden and poorly managed banks are a major threat to national stability, as a bond repayment deadline threatens to trigger a default.

Economics Latin America

Can Peña Nieto make Mexico great again?

The promise to “make America great again” found an unlikely echo in Mexico, feeding off frustration over President Peña Nieto’s energy reforms.

Asia Pacific Future Generator

Future Generator: Why media is negative on the Senkaku Islands

The ‘Future Generator’ is a highly unique and cutting-edge approach to forecasting ‘media sentiment’, developed by a partnership between Global Risk Insights (GRI) and Ethnographic Edge (EE). The aim of

Debate Corner Economics North America

Trade and Trump: the US economy in 2017

From China to TPP, Trump has vowed to put America first. In this debate, GRI asked two of its top experts: Will Trump’s protectionist stance help or hurt the US economy?

Latin America North America Politics

Latin American unification in the Trump Era?

At the 2017 Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) annual summit, many Latin American heads of state offered joint condemnation towards a new era of U.S. foreign policy

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Netanyahu meets U.S. President. Ecuador goes to the polls. Munich holds security conference. The G20 meets. Ukraine talks. All in The Week Ahead.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Will 2019 make or break Botswana?

Botswana’s opposition will run a single candidate in 2019 in order to unseat the long-ruling BDP: the country’s political and economic future are at stake.

Future Generator Middle East/North Africa

Future Generator: Bahrain faces political volatility

In Bahrain, growing public unrest and government suppression of dissent will perpetuate negative media coverage over the next two weeks.