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International Outlook for 2017 Politics

5 territorial disputes to watch out for in 2017

For several places around the world, 2017 could be a watershed year, as various territorial disputes threaten to boil over amidst a climate of global uncertainty.

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.

Politics

Rethinking Trump’s electoral win and the current populist wave

Trump’s win and Brexit aren’t the result of economic inequality or globalization, but rather due to basic values and vision.

Middle East/North Africa North America

Turks or Kurds: the next US decision and its potential impact

If the US wants to accomplish its goals in Syria, it will probably need to pick a side in one of the world’s bloodiest ethnic conflicts. The bombings in Istanbul

North America Security

The US quietly re-writes Arctic policy

Under the cover of the 2016 election season, the Obama administration has been busy crafting a new Arctic policy that will have significant ramifications.

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,

Politics South and Central Asia

As Duterte goes to China, what’s in store for the Philippines?

Behind his ruthless anti-drug campaigns, crude insults, and foreign policy direction, Rodrigo Duterte is trying to consolidate his power.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Will India move to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement?

China and the US have already moved to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement, with long-term implications for global business. Will India follow suit?

Middle East/North Africa Security

The Aleppo conflict faces risk of escalation

A tremendous battle has been going on for the past months in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. However, it should be stressed that the battle is much more a

Europe Security

Poland’s defense could help sustain its European relationship

The chilling of NATO-Russian relations in the Baltics, Poland and Eurasia is no secret. Both Russia and NATO have stepped up defense on their borders due to perceived threats. NATO