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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.

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.

Latin America Politics

Can new elections save Venezuela?

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in the last few weeks, demanding early elections and the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro.

Asia Pacific Security

A web of lies: The impossibility of progress in Korea

Bellicose rhetoric aside, President Trump’s policies towards North Korea will be characterized by words rather than action.

Brexit Economics

Getting realistic about Brexit UK’s Empire 2.0 vision for Africa

A deeper UK engagement with African trade is sensible and beneficial, however, negotiators will need to wake up to complexities of hashing out any deals on the continent. When The

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Africa is becoming traditional Chinese medicine’s best customer

Traditional Chinese medicine provides China a surprisingly robust soft power tool in Africa, as Beijing increasingly exports medical expertise while also increasingly sourcing ingredients from Africa to meet domestic demand.

Asia Pacific Security

After Park: what should we expect for THAAD?

With Park ousted and Trump settling into the White House, THAAD is set to enter a new phase of tensions as Beijing and Washington fight for influence.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Are Sri Lanka’s ports the next Great Game for China, India and Japan?

By developing its strategic location midway between the Middle East and the Straits of Malacca Sri Lanka faces both opportunities, and growing risks.

Economics Russia

Go fish! Russian fishing ties with Vietnam set to strengthen

Changes in Russia’s domestic fishing market may push Russia closer to Vietnam and to sell more fish and agricultural products to Asian markets.

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.