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Middle East/North Africa Politics

Saudi Arabia’s escalating foreign Policy: the Qatar crisis is just the beginning

Saudi Arabia is losing the shadow war against Iran. The Qatar crisis was a reaction to failures, but will likely drive Saudi to greater extremes.

Asia Pacific Economics

Are the “Asian Tigers” hamstrung by hidden flaws?

Despite years of high economic growth, Asia faces serious challenges, which will push many key Asian nations towards instability.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

The growing water crisis in China

The reverberations of China’s water security crisis have already had global implications, notably encouraging the Arab Spring.