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‘Debate Corner’ provides critical insight into the world’s most challenging political risk topics. Through well-balanced opinion based articles, the Debate Corner  offer a forum for deeper discussion into how major political decisions and security challenges affect markets, investment, and economic growth across the globe.


Debate Corner Middle East/North Africa

Is a new revolution on the horizon in Tunisia?

A flare-up of protests in Tunisia in early January had observers wondering whether the country was headed for renewed unrest and disarray. GRI asks: Will the upcoming elections serve as a catalyst?

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?

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?

Debate Corner Security

Should Japan go nuclear?

GRI Debate: Should Japan abandon a long-held pacifist stance and acquire nuclear weapons? Amid escalating rhetoric between Pyongyang and Washington, it has been suggested that Japan should support the US

Debate Corner Middle East/North Africa

Is the referendum on Kurdish independence a spark in a powder keg?

GRI Debate: Will the independence referendum in Kurdistan further destabilize Iraq and the region? Kurdish authorities announced on Wednesday that Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted in favour of a split from Iraq,

Debate Corner Economics North America

Trade and Trump: the US economy in 2017

From China to TPP, Trump has vowed to put America first. In this debate, GRI asked two of its top experts: Will Trump’s protectionist stance help or hurt the US economy?

Debate Corner North America Politics

What will happen in the US election?

GRI Debate: What are the key factors that will affect election day and the upcoming presidency? Election day is fast approaching and, as Trump regains momentum, the outcome is all

Debate Corner Finance International

Are emerging markets still a good investment?

Is the era of the BRICS over? In this debate, GRI asked two of its top analysts about the future of emerging economies.

Debate Corner Economics

Can Britain survive economically post-Brexit?

In June, Britain voted to leave the European Union after decades of membership. The political consequences were immediately apparent, but the economic consequences are still to be determined.

Debate Corner Economics

The United Kingdom’s turbulent post-Brexit future

In this debate series, GRI Analyst Etienne Desjardins argues that London will see lose its claim to financial capital of the world in the post-Brexit era..