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Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Why energy reforms are Algeria’s biggest challenge yet

Algeria has begun a series of energy reforms that have provoked deep social unrest in one of the last bastions of stability in North Africa.

Asia Pacific Future Generator

Future Generator: Media in Indonesia will turn negative for the next month

News coverage of Indonesia will turn negative over the next month as domestic instability increases. Indonesia is dealing with an increase in fake news.

Asia Pacific Politics

Extreme drought threatens Thailand’s political stability

The worst drought in 10 years is causing havok for Thailand’s agricultural sector and reigniting rural-urban tensions in the wake of the 2014 coup. Thailand is facing its worst drought in

Finance International

Global stocks open 2016 in retreat: Are geopolitical worries to blame?

After one of their worst opening weeks in history to start the New Year, world markets are searching for answers among geopolitical events; from North Korean nuclear tests, to Saudi-Iran

Asia Pacific Security

North Korea nuclear test blasts ties with China

North Korea’s latest nuclear test not only riles the West, but has severly damaged ties with Beijing: China’s response will be telling for future ties. North Korea’s latest announcement concerning

Asia Pacific Politics

Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal shatters business confidence

Malaysia’s once fast growing economy – buoyed by cheap labour and high quality products – risks losing its attractiveness to foreign investors as probe into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal unfolds.

Asia Pacific Economics

Economics defuses China-Vietnam tensions

Vietnam relies on China for trade and a positive relationship with China is crucial for its foreign investment, China also desire to maintain a positive relationship with Vietnam as part

Politics South and Central Asia

Tensions subside in Bangladesh, but is turmoil over?

Bangladesh has been embroiled in a destructive political turmoil for the past three months. Widespread political agitation, sporadic incidents of violence and arson, and breakdown of the societal structure have

Latin America Security

Increased guerrilla activity in Paraguay threatens FDI

The Paraguayan People’s Army, a burgeoning terrorist organization, is attacking Paraguayan agribusiness and the country’s rural police. In an economy that depends heavily on ranching and agriculture, this particular group