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Europe Politics

Ukraine anti-corruption protests signal growing discontent

Pressure is growing on Poroshenko as stagnation of political and economic reform in Ukraine has seen opposition groups once again staging demonstrations in Kiev.

Europe Guest Post Politics

Guest Post: Why Brexit could be Europe’s last chance to build a stronger union

The political consequences of a “No deal” Brexit are more damaging to Europe than imagined – but there is also a window of opportunity.

Latin America Politics

Now or never for Brazil’s pension reform

Brazil’s economy shows signs of improvements but the government needs to implement substantial pension reform to respond to demographic issues.

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.

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.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Trump’s attack on nuclear deal is bad news for Iran – and for America

Trump’s comments about the Iran nuclear deal will have implications for the agreement, for US diplomacy and for the business climate.