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Asia Pacific Security Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Fake news threatens Indonesia’s security, economy

Islamists are using fake news targeting ethnic Chinese Indonesians and politicians to promote their agenda against Chinese investment and the government.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Turkey’s terror problem: How terrorism challenges Turkey’s long-term stability

In the wake of the assassination of Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, terrorism is once again at the forefront of news about Turkey. A recent string of terrorist attacks underscores Turkey’s heightened exposure to instability caused by ongoing security challenges.

Finance South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Nepal in turmoil after India’s rupee demonetization

India’s rupee demonetization is severely impacting Nepal as Nepalis are left without recourse, with everything from pensions to tourism threatened.

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.

Economics South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Tourism in Sri Lanka at risk from military

Sri Lanka’s military is running tourism ventures and more, threatening local and foreign businesses, as its influence grows amid declining accountability.

Asia Pacific Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Cambodia’s political seesaw masks economic opportunities

The escalating political situation in Cambodia is not a major risk. Instead, it reflects the hustle and bustle of an emerging Southeast Asian economy on the cusp of social transformation.

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Maldives faces coup and heightened terror threat

The combination of increasing political turmoil and worrying radicalization trends sees the Maldives facing significant risks in the short to medium term.

Economics North America

Despite new tax, China’s interest in Canada remains strong

Despite a new 15% tax on foreign property buyers in Vancouver, Canada will continue to attract Chinese investment, especially in agribusiness and tourism.

Economics Europe

Tourism in Spain could be the remedy for unemployment

While Spain continues to grapple with the second-highest unemployment rate after Greece, the success of its tourism industry is crucial.

Asia Pacific Brexit

Brexit and China: Xi is not amused

Brexit will undermine the UK’s relations with China, as Beijing looks elsewhere to stay plugged into Europe.