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Special Report: Grasberg mine talks signal Indonesia’s strengthening resolve

Despite issues concerning the Indonesian government’s divestment plans for Papua’s Grasberg mine, there are growing signs that Indonesia will get its way.

Security South and Central Asia

Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy faces first test

With recent bloody attacks showing the Taliban seemingly stronger than ever in Afghanistan, will Trump succeed where Obama failed?

International Politics Security South and Central Asia The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Japan prepares for snap election amid heightened tensions with North Korea. Catalan parliament declares independence. Major exporters balk at Brexit WTO arrangements. International Contact Group discusses Afghan peace process in Russia. All

South and Central Asia

A stellar power in the making? The role of India in the global space economy

This year has been a milestone for India in terms of increasing its competitiveness in the growing global space industry.

South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

Kaladan woes reflect frustrated Indian vision for Myanmar and Southeast Asia

India’s ambitions to establish a foothold in Myanmar and strengthen ties with Southeast Asia risk being jeopardised by the ongoing Kaladan project.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Indonesian and Malaysian palm oil at a crossroads

Europe’s war against palm oil and overall western pressure risks pushing Indonesia and Malaysia closer to less regulated markets.

Europe South and Central Asia Special Reports Technology and infrastructure

Special Report: Property rights, corruption and infrastructure in Russia and Kazakhstan

Ownerless assets – roads in particular – are a prism through which development problems in Russia and Kazakhstan, and the attendant risks, become evident.

Politics South and Central Asia

The Cambodia 2018 election: Issues and implications

With the general election less than one year away, Cambodia is set for a rocky twelve months, defined by intense politicking and political unrest.

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Doklam standoff highlights India and China’s ‘Great Game’ over Bhutan

There is far more at stake than 34 square kilometers of desolate, windswept rocks. Doklam shows that old habits die hard, and Bhutan is stuck in the middle.

Security South and Central Asia

Sikkim and the Silk Road: Is China making a move on India?

The Belt and Road initiative continues to cause tension between India and China, as China builds closer ties with India’s neighbours on all sides.