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Middle East/North Africa Politics

What is the most likely outcome of the Qatar crisis?

The diplomatic crisis resulting from sanctions against Qatar raises fresh questions concerning the political and economic environment in the Gulf.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

UK enters Brexit talks as government coalition talks continue. Special election spotlight in U.S. state of Georgia as Trump’s Russia investigation builds. China stocks may enter broader global market. All in The

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: 2017 is a make or break moment for Lesotho

The murder of the ex-wife of incoming Prime Minister Thomas Thabane underscores Lesotho’s instability and the tensions between political rivals and military.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

UK digests the impact of a new coalition arrangement. South Korea hosts second AIIB summit. Federal Reserve discusses 2017 rate hike. All in The Week Ahead.  UK digests the impact of a

Politics South and Central Asia

Talking corruption with Central Asia’s power lawyer

A discussion with Baker McKenzie’s Tom Firestone on the risks and best practices associated with operating in the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia.

North America Politics

The unions’ dilemma in the US: Membership vs leadership

America’s unions and its leadership have been divided for some time and it has resulted in the election of a president who has furthered the division.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

France and the U.K. go to the polls again. A Corruption scandal hits South Africa. Pakistan and India join the SCO. All in The Week Ahead.

Europe Politics

Turkey’s influence network in Europe is leading to tension

President Erdogan uses Turkey religious network in Europe to expand the government monitoring of opposition figures and gain popular support.

Latin America Politics

How Pope Francis is restoring the church in Latin American politics

Pope Francis understands that Latin America, the Church’s most stable consumer market, has embraced an evangelical competition.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Mexico and Cambodia hold key local elections. The Paris Climate Accord heads for uncertainty. Kinder Morgan IPO tests energy markets. All in The Week Ahead.