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China Under The Radar

Chile: Impact of US-China trade war

Chile, the leader among Latin American economies, is finding itself in a tricky situation to increase economic growth.

Europe Insights

Population decline in Central and Eastern Europe

Data from the United Nations Population Prospects has reiterated previous fears of a longstanding shrinking in the population of eastern, south-eastern and central Europe.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Houthi threat to Saudi Arabia’s oil industry

The increasing missile, drone, and naval capabilities of the Houthis make the Saudi oil industry vulnerable to attack.

Africa Under The Radar

South Africa: Attempts at Continental Diplomacy

Under President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa is seeking to regain the respect and authority it held in its early years of democracy.

Economics Europe

EU-Mercosur FTA: Threats and Challenges

When the European Commission announced the signing of the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement, it sounded like a done deal. However, the provisional text must be ratified by all the parliaments of adhering countries, including the European Parliament and Council.

China Security

Chinese naval base in Cambodia

The undisclosed military pact between China and Cambodia constitutes another significant example of China pursuing dual-use infrastructure projects in the Asia Pacific – while simultaneously denying the existence of such projects.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Saudi Attacks: Dawn of a New Era in Warfare

The September 14 attack in eastern Saudi Arabia is unprecedented. A drone and missile strike claimed by Houthi rebels of Yemen damaged Saudi Arabia’s oil processing facilities. U.S. and Saudi officials claimed the incursion originated outside of Yemen implicating Iran as the main culprit.

Eurasia Politics

Russia Returns to the Council of Europe

On the 25th of June, the Council of Europe voted to reinstate Russia’s membership of the Parliamentary Assembly, the first case of sanctions against Russia being lifted since the annexation of Crimea in 2014.