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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Brazil lowers rates. Trump associates testify. North and South Korea talk. OPEC meets in Russia. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Mexico and Cambodia hold key local elections. The Paris Climate Accord heads for uncertainty. Kinder Morgan IPO tests energy markets. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Iran goes to the polls. Trump travels to Saudi Arabia. Swiss vote on energy. Eurozone discusses Greek debt. All in The Week Ahead.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Australia’s energy mix: still room for coal?

Often at the frontline of extreme weather, Australia has long been a proponent of renewable energies and continues to play a strong international role on issues of climate change. Where

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Will 2019 make or break Botswana?

Botswana’s opposition will run a single candidate in 2019 in order to unseat the long-ruling BDP: the country’s political and economic future are at stake.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Africa going off the grid

Despite President Obama’s Power Africa strategy falling short of its goal of 30,000 megawatts of new and clean power generation, African alternative energy initiatives are lighting up the continent.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Could Iran be the key to disarming North Korea?

Iran and South Korea have unveiled a new series of agreements to expand cooperation on energy, trade, and infrastructure development. While the prospect for increasing future economic relations is a

Asia Pacific Security

Japan needs its own agenda to better trade ties with Russia

Recently, Sergey Lavrov visited Japan to discuss bilateral cooperation. The visit’s real aim was to stress the value to Russia of a more independent Japan.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Algeria’s energy outlook for 2016: Do security risks trump investment opportunities?

Algeria’s state-owned hydrocarbon firm has endured recent policy adjustments that now provide foreign investors with new opportunities. But increasing energy insecurity threatens to nullify the potential for gain. In the

Security South and Central Asia

India reinforces regional naval primacy

India has shifted its strategic focus from the army to navy, seeking to counter potential Chinese encirclement and secure maritime energy routes. India has recently emphasized the role that its