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Security Sub-Saharan Africa

US-Senegal defence cooperation: A new direction for the US?

With the defence cooperation deal signed by the US and Senegal last week, the US is increasing its military foothold in Africa.

International Politics

G7 foreign ministers meeting: Turning the heat on China

G7 foreign ministers convened in Japan last week. Although heads of states won’t meet in Japan until next month, this meeting gives a hint of the priorities of the group, and more widely the West and its key allies in the Asia-Pacific region

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

The pressure is building on the Golan Heights

With Israel’s continued efforts to source economical oil from the region and an ongoing civil war in nearby Syria, the Golan Heights is once again in the spotlight, leaving the

East Asia Politics

Catching the Dragon: Challenges and prospects for U.S.-China relations

How will the erosion of American power and China’s strategic interests shape the rules and institutions of a new international system? While China’s hegemonic power has reached its zenith in

International Politics Weekly Risk Outlook

Weekly Risk Outlook

ASEAN Summit in California. Fed bankers speak. Brussels Summit covers Brexit and refugees. Uganda’s elections to continue decades of rule. U.S. campaigns heat up. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. ASEAN

Security Technology and infrastructure

How Cyber (In)Secure is Air Travel?

A ‘successful’ cyber attack could cause financial loss, reputational damage and threaten passenger safety.  The industry must meet the challenge presented by highly skilled hackers, seeking to exploit a number

Economics Latin America

Doing Business in, or with Cuba?

First, let’s get the preposition right. All commentary regarding entering the Cuban market makes reference to investing “in” Cuba. But, when used as a preposition, “in” innocently indicates inclusion within

International Politics Weekly Risk Outlook

Weekly Risk Outlook

Greeks reject EU terms in referendum. Key issues still unresolved as extended deadline with Iran approaches. EIA releases energy forecast. UK Chancellor Osborne releases budget. BRICS summit in Russia will test

Finance International

Now’s really not the time for a liquidity crisis

Liquidity risk in the global bond markets is peaking at the worst possible time. It’s not simply an inconvenience for Greek bank customers emptying ATMs; a number of other trends

International Politics Weekly Risk Outlook

Weekly Risk Outlook

Greece faces IMF repayment deadline. Deadline for Iran nuclear deal approaches. President Rousseff meets with President Obama. Burundi prepares parliamentary elections without opposition participation. Unemployment in the U.S. falls further. All in this Weekly