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Natural resources and energy

Mozambique and Rosneft’s hunt for foreign policy pull

Word that Rosneft will soon open an office in Mozambique belies the company and Igor Sechin’s growing influence over Russia’s policy in the Asia-Pacific.

Economics International

The evolving role of maritime straits

A guest post by Aldo Premoli, co-founder of Mediterraneo, Sicilia, Europa, on the role of maritime shipping in the global economy.

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: If Islam Karimov is dead, China’s LNG imports are threatened

The death of Islam Karimov could throw Uzbekistan into a succession crisis, undermining stability, emboldening terrorists, and threatening the New Silk Road.

Asia Pacific Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Papua New Guinea gripped by nationwide civil disobedience

The government of Peter O’Neill is besieged by a wave of civil disobedience, as calls for his resignation have destabilized the country.

Europe Natural resources and energy

US LNG could let Eastern Europe diversify its energy supply

Central and Eastern Europe are looking for ways to diversify their energy supply. LNG supplied via Croatia provides a promising opportunity.

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.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Five years after Fukushima, Japan’s nuclear sector still frozen

Half a decade and billions of dollars after the Fukushima disaster, Japan’s nuclear sector remains frozen. Is there hope for a successful restart? Before 2011, nuclear power accounted for roughly

Natural resources and energy North America

US LNG reaches out to global markets

With the first LNG export terminal in Sabina Pass, Louisiana now in operation, the US LNG export is becoming a reality, but low oil prices are constraining its future prospects.

International Politics

Weekly Risk Outlook

COP21 begins in Paris. ECB sets interest rates. IMF discusses adding Yuan to SDR. Brazil releases poor Q3 growth figures. LNG summit in Italy explores potential. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Global Climate

Natural resources and energy North America

U.S. paving the way to global LNG markets

With its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal set to go into production in December 2015, the United States is joining the competitive race for control over global natural gas