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Economics Europe

2017 Preview: The lira and Turkey’s risky debt

The economic and political problems that Turkey faced over the past year are unlikely to disappear, and may become more acute.

Asia Pacific Economics

Why the Mekong River is Asia’s next big investment locale

Japan’s $7 billion infrastructure investment deal is a move to expand markets and offset China’s growing economic influence in the Mekong River region.

Politics Security

Human rights and risk analysis: Why the relationship matters

Often overlooked, the relationship between human rights and risk analysis has become increasingly important. A guest post by Nicolas Tenzer, Chairman of the Paris-based Centre for Study and Research for Political

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Greece begins sending back migrants to Turkey. Peruvians head to the polls. Reserve Bank of Australia reacts to changes in AUD. Netherlands votes on EU-Ukraine agreement.  All in the Weekly Risk Outlook.

Asia Pacific Security

Beware the dragon: China sets sights on regional dominance

It is time for analysts and scholars to view China as an expansionist rising power. Spurred by a wave of ambitious new leaders, including Xi Jinping, a spike in Chinese

Middle East/North Africa Security

Understanding Russia’s Syria pull-out

By GRI Analyst Nicolas Jenny and Senior Analyst Madeleine Moreau. Russia’s announcement this week that it “achieved its goals” in Syria came as a shock to the international community, as

Europe Natural resources and energy

What Gazprom’s new pricing strategies mean for geopolitics

As countries such as the United States and Australia continue to ramp up production levels of natural gas, state-owned entities and traditional market leaders such as Gazprom are turning to

Asia Pacific Security

China may have voted for North Korea sanctions, but this means little for the countries’ relationship

The UN has recently imposed its severest sanctions yet on North Korea in the wake of its recent hydrogen bomb test.  However, even while Russia and China both supported the

Economics Europe

Why the UK can’t afford a Brexit

In this debate, GRI asked whether or not the UK should leave the EU. Nandini Rao argues that the uncertainty caused by Brexit would hurt growth and diminish the UK’s

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Assessing China’s strategy in the Middle East

President Xi Jinping’s tour of the Middle East reveals China’s willingness to expand its role in the region in order protect vital strategic interests in its quest to becoming a