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Brexit Europe The Week Ahead

Future Generator: Positive UK media coverage will continue for the next two weeks

EE’s data analytics platform projects that media sentiment towards the UK and Brexit will remain positive over the next two weeks.

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.

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.

Europe Politics

Pro-Russian wins in Bulgaria and Moldova: Ideology or pragmatism?

Last month, Bulgaria and Moldova elected pro-Russian presidential candidates. What do these victories signify: a reversal of ideological loyalties away from NATO and the EU and towards Russia, a public outcry against the corruption of the pro-Western governing elites, or a new era of ‘pivot states,’ which try to balance out their allegiances? A guest post by Dr. Gergana Dimova.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

What lies ahead for post-election Gambia?

Gambia’s president has stepped aside after 22 years in power. This might mark the beginning of recovery for the Gambian economy, undermined by decades of authoritarian rule.

Europe Politics

Are we seeing the end of anti-Russian sanctions?

Upcoming EU elections promise to see greater prominence of pro-Russian candidates, undermining Europe’s efforts to renew is Russian sanctions in 2017.

Economics Europe International

China in Europe: reshaping trade relations with Central Eastern Europe

China, who has been systematically and intentionally bypassed by the most important regional trade agreements, is now making history by building its way into the Western markets. For China, Central

Europe Finance

Losing allies: EU cultivates new friendship with Azerbaijan

Last week, the EU formally approached Azerbaijan to renegotiate their relationship, signalling an upgrade in diplomatic relations. Europe is hedging against continued deterioration of its alliances, whilst Azerbaijan will be

Economics Europe

2017 will see more EU division over Russia sanctions

Russia’s counter-sanctions are hurting various European economies while major investment projects in Russia are being blocked by EU sanctions. This situation has led to enhanced tensions within the EU, thus increasing the risk of disunity regarding its policy towards Moscow.