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Asia Pacific Economics Security South and Central Asia

Unraveling the China-India conflict risk

India and China held their first joint military exercise along their contested border in Aksai Chin in early February. Is this a sign of warming ties? What are the prospects

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Brazilian minister delivers remarks. FOMC board member to give speech calling for interest hike. Putin meets Xi Jinping. U.S. releases trade figures. G-20 ministers and central bankers meet. All in the Weekly Risk

Economics North America

US trade deficit soars to six-year high: Signal or noise?

With the US trade deficit at a six-year high, analysts have attributed the widening gap to a strong appreciation of the US dollar coupled with labor strikes at ports along

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Energy shortfall reshapes Japan’s foreign policy

Since the Fukushima disaster, Japan has been forced to import much of its energy. This has created significant geo-political and economic risks and has reshaped its foreign policy. In June,