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Outlook for 2017 Politics South and Central Asia

2017 Preview: Southeast Asia is set to embrace more volatility

Southeast Asia in 2016 has been marked by busy political agendas, challenges by ethnic tensions, religious conflicts, and regional stability issues.

Asia Pacific Economics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Singapore latest to be punished by China’s opportunism

China’s seizure of Singapore’s military assets is part of a larger effort to punish neighbours for geo-political faux pas and cozy relations with the U.S.

Asia Pacific Politics

Donald Trump’s presidential victory signals an end to America’s engagement in Southeast Asia

Trump’s unexpected victory could change how America interacts with Southeast Asia on issues concerning security, human rights and trade.

Asia Pacific Economics

Assessing the investment climate in post-1MDB Malaysia

With Malaysia grappling with the prolonged fallout from the 1MDB scandal, has the scandal has caused a noticeable shift in Malaysia’s investment climate?

Economics North America

Predicting the economics of a Trump/Pence administration

Among the many questions that will be asked at this week’s GOP convention is how a Trump/Pence ticket would play out economically. Here, GRI examines what the duo’s first 100 days in office might look like.

Economics North America

How Buy American is jeopardizing TTIP

America’s web of Buy American requirements is undermining TTIP discussions, blocking EU companies from trillions of dollars worth of procurement deals.

Economics Latin America

Latin America forges ahead on market integration

While the EU has just experienced its first disintegrating blow, Latin America might be on the opposite path towards regional integration, as Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance seek accord.

Asia Pacific Economics

Steel and sea issues dominate U.S.-China dialogue

The recent Strategic and Economic Dialogue (SED) highlighted the importance of steel production and the South China Sea in U.S.-China relations.

Economics International

The economic implications of US-China tensions

U.S.-China strategic considerations are gradually overshadowing the economic relationship, which could potentially lead to mutually-assured destruction.

Asia Pacific Security

Strategic implications of President Obama’s trip to Vietnam

President Obama’s Vietnam visit will increase economic and security cooperation.