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India, France, and their new security agreements

Regional power struggles and maritime security are at the heart of new security agreements between France and India. India is especially worried about being geopolitically isolated by China, and is seeking to expand its presence in the Indian Ocean.

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Jihadism’s staying power in North Africa

The North Africa-based al-Qaeda affiliate AQIM has recently undertaken a variety of organizational reforms apparently aimed at centralizing the group’s decision-making and control. These reforms will likely help make it

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The Munich Security Conference – to the brink

The theme of the Munich Security Conference this year was “To the Brink – and Back?” Amid a decline in US diplomatic leadership, and with no clear European successor, the conference failed to reassure those concerned by heightened inter-state tension. 

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Regional Outlooks for 2018

Excerpts from our Belt and Road Initiative: Risk Insights report on the 2018 outlook for different regions receiving Chinese investment.

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Chairman Powell and the future of the Fed

Trump has just appointed Jerome Powell as the new Federal Reserve Chairman. What does this mean for U.S. fiscal policy moving forward?

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Book Review: Perilous Interventions

Puri’s conclusions suggest that careful planning can help international actors avoid disastrous unintended consequences. The same goes for investors.

Insights International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Trump Presidency likely to reach further instability. Macron and Le Pen prepare for debate as election heats up. UK council elections serve as prelude to snap election. All in The Week Ahead.

Insights Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Playing with Knives: What Does South Africa’s Cabinet Reshuffle Mean for the Country?

During the ‘Night of the Long Knives’, President Jacob Zuma announced the broadest Cabinet reshuffle in the history of post-Apartheid South Africa.

Finance Insights Technology and infrastructure

How Technology Empowers Women Around The World

Global Risk Insights sat down with Allison Kahn, Director of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s Mentoring Women in Business Programme, to discuss the interplay between female empowerment, mentoring and

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Rue Britannia: Post-Brexit UK remains rudderless

Post Brexit, the UK’s political elite continue to be mired in resignations, internal divisions, and strife. The ship of state remains rudderless, Rue Britannia.