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Economics Middle East/North Africa

How (and why) Russia and China are supporting Syria’s devastated economy

Salvaging Syria’s economy aligns with China and Russia’s own interests. A guest post by Rasmus Jacobsen, co-founder of Atlas Assistance.

International Politics

Is China Afghanistan’s new best friend?

China is already a major investor in Afghanistan. President Ghani’s first state visit was to Beijing. Will China step in to take the US’ place when the US-led coalition leaves? Newly-elected Afghan president

Security South and Central Asia

Al-Qaeda will reignite sectarian conflict in Sri Lanka

al-Qaeda’s spread into South Asia will encourage both significant ramp-up of security and possibly further marginalization of Muslim populations, leaving an already fragile society susceptible to sectarian divide and conflict. In early