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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Election in South Korea could alter geopolitical equations in East Asia. Libya deal appears increasingly likely. Pressure on Greece to adopt reform package.

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The Week Ahead

Trump Presidency likely to reach further instability. Macron and Le Pen prepare for debate as election heats up. UK council elections serve as prelude to snap election. 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 Security

After Park: what should we expect for THAAD?

With Park ousted and Trump settling into the White House, THAAD is set to enter a new phase of tensions as Beijing and Washington fight for influence.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Why China’s boycott of South Korea is viral marketing genius

The nature of China’s social media environment lets Beijing turn South Korea-bashing into a viral trend and celebrities and companies are cashing in.

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 Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Korean president’s trial concludes. Bosnia seeks UN revision. Campaigning starts in Turkey. South American trade with Mexico shifts. All in the Week Ahead.

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 Economics

Political risks rock China’s tourism industry

From South Korea to Thailand, political risks will continue to significantly impact China’s tourism sector in the coming weeks.

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.