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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.

Economics South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Switching alphabets to SMEs, Kazakhstan’s plans for 2017 and beyond

A cross-the-board look at Kazakhstan’s economic turnaround in 2017 and beyond as the country powers ahead with its ambitious reform agenda.

Security South and Central Asia

Terrorism in Southeast Asia: Singapore in the crosshairs?

Singapore is a potential target for transnational militant groups from neighboring countries, insider threats, and returning foreign fighters to the region.

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.

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Tajikistan on track to be the next Afghanistan

Tajikistan, the world’s leading exporter of suicide bombers to ISIS has the potential to become the next terrorist hotspot as a host of factors converge to put the small Central Asian nation at serious risk.

Economics South and Central Asia

Reform and modernization in Kazakhstan

Pierre-Olivier Bussieres examines the implications of two recently announced reforms for the economy of Kazakhstan in the coming year.

Economics South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Sri Lanka’s drought threatens credit downgrade

Sri Lanka’s ongoing drought is not only a humanitarian crisis, but also an economic one, as the country’s economy suffers on multiple fronts.

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 South and Central Asia

India’s demonetization shock pushes Nepal closer to China

Frustrated by India’s failure to help address the fallout of New Delhi’s rupee demonetization, Nepal is turning to China for economic and security matters.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Is it too late for a Colombian oil boom?

The hoped-for Colombian oil boom may ultimately prove nonexistent due to a variety of endemic problems, including low oil reserves.