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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Countries move to deescalate tensions between North Korea and the United States. UK may further signal its Brexit intentions with Ireland amid customs position papers. EBRD and Egypt to sign

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Russia retaliates against sanctions. Pakistan politics falter. PM Shinzo Abe stabilizes support. India lowers interest rates. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Brazil lowers rates. Trump associates testify. North and South Korea talk. OPEC meets in Russia. All in The Week Ahead.

Asia Pacific Security

A web of lies: The impossibility of progress in Korea

Bellicose rhetoric aside, President Trump’s policies towards North Korea will be characterized by words rather than action.

Asia Pacific Politics

Trump and the Koreas: What to expect from calculated irrationaliy

Donald Trump’s tumultuous debut into international relations encourages debate around his strategic coherence and balance with North and South Korea.

International Technology and infrastructure

Bankers beware: North Korea is on a hacking spree

North Korea has mounted a series of cyber attacks by taking advantage of outdated financial technology, mainly through the SWIFT network.

Asia Pacific Politics

Not just a corruption case: the South Korean Presidential Scandal

South Koreans were swept off their feet with tidings of possibly the worst political corruption scandal in recent history. Initial reports of Sun-sil Choi, a businesswoman unaffiliated with the government,

Asia Pacific Security

Special Report: Understanding China’s multi-faceted support of North Korea

In the context of North Korea’s fifth nuclear test earlier this month, China-North Korea relations warrant deeper examination.

Asia Pacific Economics

Russia lacks economic clout in tentative pivot to Asia

Russia needs to have a stronger economic proposal as to how it can add value to the east Asia region in the long-term.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Could Iran be the key to disarming North Korea?

Iran and South Korea have unveiled a new series of agreements to expand cooperation on energy, trade, and infrastructure development. While the prospect for increasing future economic relations is a