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Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy Outlook for 2017

Vietnam and the Philippines dive back into contested waters

Both Vietnam and the Philippines restarted drilling and exploring for oil in contested waters in the South China Sea – risking the ire of China.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy Under The Radar

Under the Radar: How sandalwood is transforming crime and commerce in Asia

The boom in sandalwood prices is creating opportunities in Australia, India and beyond but high prices are also driving a boom in crime as well.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Australia’s energy mix: still room for coal?

Often at the frontline of extreme weather, Australia has long been a proponent of renewable energies and continues to play a strong international role on issues of climate change. Where

Asia Pacific Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: East Timor’s $40 billion oil conundrum

East Timor and Australia have agreed to a new maritime border which would give East Timor control of a $40 billion oil field. But not everyone is happy.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

British politics brace for Brexit fallout. EU leaders discuss post-Brexit steps. Australia heads to the polls. European and US central bankers meet. All in The Week Ahead. Brexit fallout continues

Asia Pacific Security

Buying submarines could be a risky business for Australia

Shortly after concluding his first official trip to China as the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, on 26 April, announced that the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will purchase 12 submarines

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Mauritius Island’s economy on the rise for 2016

As the tourism industry provides large windows of opportunity for economic growth for islands, Mauritius has set a precedent for other small countries to follow in 2016. Mauritius Island has

Asia Pacific Security

U.S. allies in the South China Sea

Can the U.S. count on its allies in the South China Sea to combat China’s increasing presence in the region? With its artificial island-building, China has transformed the entire South

Economics International

How risk led millennials to launch a global startup boom

Global economic risks have created an environment in which, paradoxically, millennials are greater risk takers, prompting a global startup renaissance. The Great Recession and the years of fitful international growth

Asia Pacific Security

Two lessons on Asia the U.S. must heed

In determining its rebalance strategy in Asia, the US must learn from Russia’s failure and Australia’s success. Echoing George F. Kennan’s “Long Telegram” with respect to strategic foreign policy, the