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The Week Ahead: 7-13 January 2018

North and South Korea prepare for Olympic talks. Iran protests raise more questions. Consumer Electronic Show lights up Vegas. U.S. budget showdown looms. All in The Week Ahead. 

Middle East/North Africa Security

The Security Briefing: Yemen in 2018

As we celebrate the new year, the war in Yemen rages. What is the future of this conflict that pits Saudi Arabia coalition forces against Houthis and Iran?

Asia Pacific Finance

Money talks: China’s belt and road initiative in Cambodia

With the influx of Chinese capital, Cambodia will find itself drawn further into the sphere of China’s economic and strategic influence.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Ten political parties to follow in the Middle East and North Africa in 2018

Amid continued turmoil in the Middle East, here are the players to watch in 2018 – and why.

Economics North America

NAFTA 2.0 negotiations: Why Trump may back off

After six rounds of talks in 2017 between Canada, Mexico and the United States to renegotiate NAFTA, parties still appear far from consensus.

Europe Politics

Catalonia: the rise of Ciudadanos

Elections in Catalonia delivered a blow to Madrid and provided separatists with a relative victory. They also cemented the rise of the Ciudadanos party, with implications for Spain’s national politics.

Europe Politics

Four scenarios for Italy’s legislative elections in 2018

The upcoming elections in Italy increase the risk of political uncertainty. GRI looks at the potential outcomes of these polls.

Politics Security Sub-Saharan Africa

5 Africa stories to watch in 2018

From widely known, to worrying to weird, here are five developing stories to watch in Africa as we kick off 2018.

North America Security

Right-wing extremism in America: A growing threat?

The violence committed by right-wing extremists against counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, drew the world’s attention to a seemingly new threat emerging in the United States. Linda Schlegel assesses the risks