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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.

Europe Politics

2018: A year of challenges for President Macron

As Macron pushes forward additional socio-economic reforms, the French head-of-state will face substantial challenges in 2018.

Debate Corner Economics Europe

Will EU divisions delay Nord Stream 2?

A recent proposal from the European Commission to amend gas market regulations seems targeted at Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Europe is increasingly divided on the benefits of the project. GRI asks: Will Russia’s economic ambitions be stymied by European opposition?

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 19 – 25 November

Zimbabwe turmoil. Honduras elections. Nepal elections. UK budget. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 12 – 18 November

Saudi politics poised for further developments as tensions with Iran rise. Chile selects new president to succeed Bachelet. U.S. stock market continues to rise despite government policy failing to live up to the hype. All in The Week Ahead. 

Asia Pacific Debate Corner Security Technology and infrastructure

Is Sri Lanka the new hotspot in India-China relations?

Chinese- and Indian-funded capital projects in Sri Lanka are mired in controversy. GRI asks: has the island state has become a new frontier in Sino-Indian relations?

Asia Pacific Economics Technology and infrastructure

Sino-Indian relations in the Indian Ocean can be win-win

With Chinese- and Indian-funded capital projects in Sri Lanka mired in controversy, it is tempting to assume that the island state has become a new frontier in Sino-Indian relations. The reality, however, is not nearly so dramatic.

Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 5 – 11 November

Argentine Central Bank rate change. Brexit talks restart. Trump goes to Asia. US tax changes. All in the Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 29 October – 4 November

Australian Government thrown into confusion. Iran privatizes gas stations. Kenya awaits election results. All in The Week Ahead. 

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

What the terrorist attack in Mogadishu tells us about the resurgence of Al-Shabaab

The latest Al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu was among the deadliest the group conducted in the country and it signalled the weakness of the Somali government.