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North America Politics

3 political risks to watch out for post-US election

We are less than 100 days away from US elections. How are regional tensions around the world likely to play out past the November 8th election?

Europe Politics

The South China Sea ruling: The view from the UK

The UK’s response to The Permanent Court of Arbitration’s recent decision on the South China Sea should avoid any miscalculation towards China.

Security South and Central Asia

Implications of India’s joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group

India joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group could cause increased tensions on the subcontinent.

Asia Pacific Economics

Steel and sea issues dominate U.S.-China dialogue

The recent Strategic and Economic Dialogue (SED) highlighted the importance of steel production and the South China Sea in U.S.-China relations.

Asia Pacific Security

Strategic implications of President Obama’s trip to Vietnam

President Obama’s Vietnam visit will increase economic and security cooperation.

North America Politics

The 2016 presidential election and the future of U.S. foreign policy

While the U.S. presidential candidates have some flexibility on the extent of foreign intervention, by and large they all seem to favor obtaining results at the least possible cost. Except for

Middle East/North Africa Security

As the Syrian ceasefire tentatively holds, what’s next for the conflict?

An unlikely Syrian ceasefire looks set to beat the odds and hold together until its end next week. Though that would raise hopes that a political solution can be reached,

Asia Pacific Security

Beijing retains South China Sea as core interest

The booming expansion of China’s military forces into the South China Sea will give Beijing de facto control of the area at the expense of Washington and Southeast Asian countries. Beijing’s

North America Politics

U.S. gears up for near-unprecedented Supreme Court fight over Scalia vacancy

Why a historic fight over the Supreme Court is happening, why it is so unique, and what it means for the Court and its cases. With the death of conservative

Economics International

Can a China-US investment treaty bring security to the Asia-Pacific?

While discussions surrounding a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) have focused on the potential for increased trade and investment, a BIT could also help alleviate security concerns and create lasting peace