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Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

China’s expansion of OBOR leaves Africa caught in a dilemma

While OBOR has increased Beijing’s presence in Africa, a fiery debate has thrown a spotlight on China’s future role on the continent.

Economics North America

Trump versus Clinton on trade policy

The US 2016 presidential race has been notable for how often both major party candidates have trumpeted trade as a major issue. But just how different are the proposed trade

Asia Pacific Security

Mr. Duterte’s Asia

Rodrigo Duterte, the Filipino firebrand president who has been known for his trademark public insults, has surprisingly announced an end to the US-Filipino military alliance.

Politics South and Central Asia

As Duterte goes to China, what’s in store for the Philippines?

Behind his ruthless anti-drug campaigns, crude insults, and foreign policy direction, Rodrigo Duterte is trying to consolidate his power.

Asia Pacific Security

Should Taiwan’s missile mishap be a concern for investors?

Taiwan’s missile launch feeds into steadily worsening relations with the Mainland. Should investors in Formosa be concerned? On July 1st, as the Chinese Communist Party celebrated its 95th anniversary, a

Asia Pacific Politics

China-U.S. dialogue falls short on substance

In the midst of Asia-Pacific tensions, the recent China-U.S. summit failed to move beyond the rhetoric that has historically gridlocked relations.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

How Asia’s dead are causing instability

Asia’s aging populations, lack of burial space, religious preferences, and environmental concerns are causing problems in Singapore, Hong Kong, and beyond.

Asia Pacific Economics

Risks to China’s housing markets return

China’s economic and monetary policies are overheating property markets in China’s tier-one cities. Investors should be wary of the potential for asset bubbles to form in local housing markets in

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

China’s growing deserts a major political risk

As desertification in China increases and government efforts to stop the sand’s advance falter, serious political risks are emerging from hub to hinterland. When most people think of China’s landscape,

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Forecasting China’s nuclear industry growth in 2016

Despite appearing poised to miss key nuclear industry goals throughout the majority of 2015, a late-December push from Beijing towards significant expansion suggests that China’s nuclear industry is positioned for notable