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Security South and Central Asia

Sikkim and the Silk Road: Is China making a move on India?

The Belt and Road initiative continues to cause tension between India and China, as China builds closer ties with India’s neighbours on all sides.

Economics International

2017 Preview: Despite Trump and Brexit, opportunities for trade persist

Brexit and Trump’s win do not bode well for global trade in 2017. Yet China and other emerging markets may benefit from anti-globalization in the West.

Economics Europe International

China in Europe: reshaping trade relations with Central Eastern Europe

China, who has been systematically and intentionally bypassed by the most important regional trade agreements, is now making history by building its way into the Western markets. For China, Central

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Is Iran still a siren call for Western economic investment?

The Iranian economy is set for an economic boom, with global powers reinvesting in its industries. However, the US sanctions remain a great deterrent for European and Asian investors. Image

Asia Pacific Economics

The Silk Road is turning China’s diplomacy on its head

While China has traditionally refused to become involved in countries’ domestic affairs, its Silk Road ambitions are challenging Beijing’s policy.

Economics South and Central Asia

Kazakhstan and the Oil Investment Deal: Implications for Trans-Asiatic Trade

A major investment in Kazakhstan’s oil industry is bringing new opportunities to the vital Central Asian nation—but with risks for its trade with Asia.

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.

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.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

China’s growing deserts a major political risk

As desertification in China increases and government efforts to stop the sand’s advance falter, serious political risks are emerging from hub to hinterland. When most people think of China’s landscape,

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Xi Jinping’s visit to the Middle East: what’s in store for Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Iran?

The Chinese president’s visits to Riyadh, Cairo, and Tehran signal an expanding role for China in the Middle East. But China’s uncertain economic prospects and antagonism toward Western dominance mean