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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Trump’s inauguration. May’s Brexit plans. ECB meeting. All in The Week Ahead.

Asia Pacific Outlook for 2017 Politics

2017 Preview: A new red star over China – Part 2: China and the world

Part two of a two-part look at what is in store for China in 2017. China’s catch-22 – being a ‘responsible stakeholder’, while tending towards isolation.

Outlook for 2017 Politics South and Central Asia

2017 Preview: Southeast Asia is set to embrace more volatility

Southeast Asia in 2016 has been marked by busy political agendas, challenges by ethnic tensions, religious conflicts, and regional stability issues.

2016 in Review International Politics

Trends of 2016: Protest at the ballot box

2016 has been a tumultuous year for democratic politics. The rise of populism, nationalism, and anti-establishmentarianism has been the story of the year.

Politics

Rethinking Trump’s electoral win and the current populist wave

Trump’s win and Brexit aren’t the result of economic inequality or globalization, but rather due to basic values and vision.

Asia Pacific Europe

Assessing the outcome of the “Hot Springs Summit”

Despite a lack of breakthrough on the return of the Kuril Islands, Abe likely came away with more to help Japan in light of its interests down the road.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Yellen speaks. BoJ discusses rates. EU-Ukraine Association meets. Russia releases economic figures. Electoral College votes.

Finance North America

Federal Reserve in the hot seat

With Donald Trump set to take office in January and the Republican majority in Congress, his statements about reining in the Federal Reserve (Fed) are now turning into rumblings of

Middle East/North Africa North America

Turks or Kurds: the next US decision and its potential impact

If the US wants to accomplish its goals in Syria, it will probably need to pick a side in one of the world’s bloodiest ethnic conflicts. The bombings in Istanbul

North America Politics

Silicon Valley and New Delhi fear Trump’s visa policy

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to investigate and restrict working visas to the US, especially the H1-B visas often used by Silicon Valley.