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Economics Europe

Why Nord Stream 2 will go ahead despite opposition

Opposition to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline will be outweighed by existing investments, economic benefits, and the backing of major European powers.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

The challenges to reform in post-coup Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe’s grip on Zimbabwe may finally have been released, following the takeover by the military. But the country’s problems are far from over.

Economics Latin America

Is PDVSA running out of fuel?

The PDVSA payment delays showed that the Maduro administration, strapped for cash, is fighting for its economic and political survival.

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.

Asia Pacific Economics South and Central Asia

China’s growing presence ratchets tensions in Sri Lanka

Holding a key position along strategic maritime routes, Sri Lanka has drawn a high level of economic investment. China and India, long-time competitors for influence in the Indian Ocean, have brought their geopolitical competition to the ports of Sri Lanka – and raised social unrest risks locally in the process.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Egypt’s economic recovery will stall under state of emergency

On 12 October President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi declared yet another state of emergency – aimed at fighting terrorism. In the context of recent attacks, the policy’s effectiveness is in question.

Asia Pacific Economics South and Central Asia

Will Trump’s Asia tour fix America’s Southeast Asia problem?

Trump’s Asia tour is a chance to present a more concrete US strategy, to reassure allies, and to shape the region’s geopolitics in America’s favor.

Economics Europe

The economic cost of the Catalonia crisis

The political crisis in Spain is starting to have economic consequences. Companies are moving their headquarters from Catalonia, and GDP forecasts are down.

Economics Middle East/North Africa Special Reports

Saudi Arabia’s new economy: Projecting power in an unstable region

Part 3 of our special series on Saudi 2.0 assesses the outlook for economic reforms, and whether regional conflicts will put everything at risk.

Economics Middle East/North Africa Politics Special Reports

Saudi Arabia’s new economy: Too much, too fast?

The risks of Saudi Economy 2.0: challenges of fiscal reform, stewardship of the energy sector, and maintaining a careful social balance.