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Asia Pacific Economics

Are the “Asian Tigers” hamstrung by hidden flaws?

Despite years of high economic growth, Asia faces serious challenges, which will push many key Asian nations towards instability.

North America Politics

Why Texas is turning into a swing state

In this debate series, Lauren Maffeo argues why Texas is turning into a “swing state” that may start to go blue for the first time in decades.

Economics South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Tourism in Sri Lanka at risk from military

Sri Lanka’s military is running tourism ventures and more, threatening local and foreign businesses, as its influence grows amid declining accountability.

Asia Pacific Economics

Why China’s obesity crisis is great news for investors

Increasing obesity and other health concerns in China pose serious challenges, but also exciting opportunities for investors.

North America Politics

Unboxing the New York Democratic presidential primary

Bernie Sanders has won 7 out of the last 8 contests, and brings a good deal of momentum to the New York’s Democractic presidential primary.

Asia Pacific Economics

Is China really in decline? Unpacking China’s economic figures

Recent events have raised an alarm that China might be going into a decline. However, when you unpack the data, the signs become more reassuring for the Chinese economy. 2015

Europe Politics

Russia’s HIV epidemic compounded by economic crisis

Although the Russian government has recently shown signs of comprehension regarding the gravity of its HIV epidemic, measures which have been so far proposed and implemented are insufficient to bring the virus under

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 Politics

One-child policy latest victim of China’s anti-corruption drive

The gradual abandonment of the one-child policy allows China to tackle demographic, corruption, security, and economic challenges in one deft swoop; defusing discontent and saving face for Beijing. Last week’s

Economics South and Central Asia

Russia in 2020 Could Spell ‘Game Over’ for Putin

Guest blogger Christopher Jackson looks at the long-term implications of Russia’s weakening oil industry and growing domestic instability. Since 1990, Russia has experienced something of an escalator ride in the