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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Dutch elections test Europe. Fillon tries to stabilize the French center right. Federal Reserve likely to raise rates. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Trump speaks to Congress. Merkel talks with Egypt. Dutch elections near end. UK, France and US call for UN sanctions against Syria. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Hillary Clinton nominated. Philippine State of the Nation. Peru government transitions. No Spanish government. Commerce releases data.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

RNC tests Republican unity. IMF releases forecasts. Greek Parliament votes on reform. NATO and Gulf ministers meet. G-20 convenes.

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

Asia Pacific Politics

Tsai’s dynasty: Taiwan’s new approach to China

After eight years of a pro-China administration, Taiwan, the only Chinese-speaking democracy on earth, has elected the pro-independence Tsai Ing-wen. Some fear this will put to question eight years of

Europe Politics

Belarus Walks a Tightrope

Five years after the United States and the European Union imposed sanctions on Belarus for violently suppressing political opposition in the 2010 presidential elections, the sanctions have been lifted after

Asia Pacific Economics

Yuan’s accession marks end to any containment of China

With the recent IMF decision to grant China’s currency the status of reserve currency, any attempts to “contain” China are over. China has taken a major step in confirming its

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Tanzania: Is Magufuli’s Integrity Enough?

President John Magufuli has assumed office and is beginning noteworthy efforts to transform Tanzania into a regional leader. However, deep reforms are needed if Tanzania is to continue as a

Europe Politics

Kosovo hampers Serbia’s progress towards the EU

After years in the political wilderness Serbia has started to make incremental progress towards becoming a full member of the EU. The events in Kosovo this month, sparking angry exchanges