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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Iran goes to the polls. Trump travels to Saudi Arabia. Swiss vote on energy. Eurozone discusses Greek debt. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Election in South Korea could alter geopolitical equations in East Asia. Libya deal appears increasingly likely. Pressure on Greece to adopt reform package.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: How Mozambique increased national debt by 20% in three easy steps

Mozambique’s debt scandal highlights the risks in letting security services run businesses, as they undermine transparency and economic independence.

Economics Latin America

Will a teachers strike in Argentina impact the next elections?

The teachers’ strike in Argentina is the result of a stagnating economy and raises questions over Mauricio Macri’s popularity.

International Politics The Week Ahead Uncategorized

The Week Ahead

Trump Presidency likely to reach further instability. Macron and Le Pen prepare for debate as election heats up. UK council elections serve as prelude to snap election. All in The Week Ahead.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Africa is becoming traditional Chinese medicine’s best customer

Traditional Chinese medicine provides China a surprisingly robust soft power tool in Africa, as Beijing increasingly exports medical expertise while also increasingly sourcing ingredients from Africa to meet domestic demand.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Muhamad bin Salman and the challenge of reform

In Saudi Arabia, Muhamad bin Salman wants to change everything and move the country out of the oil economy, challenging the power of religious authority.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Turkey holds referendum. G7 gathers for preliminary meeting. US charts course for Syria. Central banks decide interest rates. All in The Week Ahead.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Is Hatay immune from Syria’s conflict?

The Turkish province of Hatay has largely been immune to the regional turmoil but regional tensions lead to heightened security and stability concerns.

Politics South and Central Asia

Sino-Indian push and pull may hurt Nepal in the long term

Nepal’s policymakers are used to a delicate balancing act, but this might be keeping the country from forging stronger relationships.