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Europe Security

Germany’s security dilemma: Realpolitik rediscovered

Instability from Russia, the U.S. and Middle East is waking Germany from its post-Cold War slumber: it must take more responsibility for its own security.

Europe Politics

France’s 2017 elections will impact domestic and international security

The French presidential elections will have a strong impact on domestic and international security policies.

Politics Russia

What Alexei Navalny’s conviction means for the future of Russia

The Kremlin is already seeking to control an upcoming Russian presidential election – not the imminent election of 2018, but instead that of 2024.

Asia Pacific Economics Special Reports

Special Report: Can China overcome the Malacca Dilemma through OBOR and CPEC?

‘One Belt, One Road’, is the brainchild of Xi Jinping, aimed at investing USD $1 trillion across its Western heartlands and the entirety of Eurasia.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

French elections slide into uncertainty. US rate hike likely. China GDP goal release. US administration dogged by Russian scandal. 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.

Economics Russia

Should Russia’s internal issues scare long-term investors?

The Russian government is not doing enough to address social issues affecting large portions of its population. Is this attitude ultimately unsustainable?

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Cabinet confirmations and executive orders will set stage for presidency. Market responses for global view of U.S. and UK shifts. The Gambia undergoes presidential transition. Syria talks to begin in Kazakhstan. All in The Week Ahead.

International Outlook for 2017 Politics

5 territorial disputes to watch out for in 2017

For several places around the world, 2017 could be a watershed year, as various territorial disputes threaten to boil over amidst a climate of global uncertainty.

Economics Europe

The byzantine fight for Dagestan’s strategic Makhachkala port

Ramazan Abdulatipov seems ready to close a sale of the state-owned port of Makhachkala to an Iranian-led group. The sale exposes the difficult balancing act elites are playing in the region.