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Europe Security

Nagorno-Karabakh: New threats, old solutions

Azerbaijani authorities may try to exploit the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to improve the country’s domestic and international situation.

Europe Security

Swedish NATO membership may jeopardize Arctic opportunities

An increased Russian military activity in the Baltic Sea is fueling a debate about Swedish NATO membership. However, if this occurred, potential Russo-Swedish cooperation and investment in the Arctic would be negatively impacted.

Economics South and Central Asia

Why is Central Asia dumping Russia for China?

Central Asia has long been stuck between a rock and hard place in terms of its geopolitical environment. A faltering Russia is leaving China the only game in town, and Central Asia is hitching its wagon to Beijing.

International Politics Weekly Risk Outlook

Weekly Risk Outlook

G7 meets. EU-Greece debt negotiations continue. ASEAN defense ministers talk China. Democrats search for unity.

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.

Europe Politics

Eurovision 2016: A window into current EU tensions

The issues surrounding this year’s Eurovision song contest, won by Ukraine, highlight a growing European tendency of politicising the public sphere.

International Politics Weekly Risk Outlook

Weekly Risk Outlook

Syrian Support Group meets. Argentina reenters bond markets. Russia-Iran trade deals loom. Global metals conferences on the horizon. G7 convenes in Japan.

International Natural resources and energy

The end of OPEC as we know it?

U.S shale, the global oil glut, and Riyadh’s move to diversify away from oil, all sound the death knell for OPEC as we know it.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Syrian conflict headed in dangerous new direction

A number of factors suggest that the Syrian conflict is heading into a dangerous new direction for the West and the opposition forces.

International Politics Weekly Risk Outlook

Weekly Risk Outlook

The Philippines goes to the polls. Russia and the West continue negotiations over Ukraine. Brazil closes in on impeachment proceedings. Key conferences take place in the Middle East and Latin America. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook.