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Africa Natural resources and energy

South Africa’s Energy Conundrum

South Africa is facing an energy crisis. However, it presents a clear opportunity to expand into the alternative energy sector.

Asia Pacific Insights

Beijing’s ‘creeping expansionism’ in the South China Sea

The South China Sea island dispute is an ongoing and complex situation in Southeast Asia’s doorstep. It has the power to disrupt multilateral alliances.

Asia Pacific Debate Corner

Economic slowdown and China’s green future

China has adopted a high-profile role as a champion for climate action and renewable energy. Yet, as the country faces new economic constraints, its climate endeavour might be in danger.

Asia Pacific Politics

Russia and China: A pragmatic partnership

As sanctions continue, Sino-Russian relations – in many ways a pragmatic response to Western reproach – have been steadily developing. Russia’s eastward leaning strategy, or its ‘pivot to Asia,’ is largely coming in the form of energy relations and military cooperation with China.

Middle East/North Africa Special Reports

Jordan: Economic impact of the Syrian war’s next stage

The Syrian Civil war is nearing its end game. This article, part two of a five-part series on the regional impact of this news, examines the current economic obstacles and opportunities for Jordan. 

Middle East/North Africa Security

Putin’s Middle East gamble

Since 2015 Russia has used the Syrian civil conflict as a platform to gain power within the Middle East. Engaging militarily and economically with the region, Russia has renewed its place in the global power structure and has invested in securing a share of the Middle East’s energy wealth.

Europe Natural resources and energy

The Energy Briefing: Will US gas exports to Europe surge?

As US LNG exports have increased, policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic have viewed them as a way to decrease Europe’s dependence on Russian natural gas. However, their ultimate success will be determined by market dynamics. At the moment, these dynamics generally favor Gazprom’s continued dominance.

International Special Reports

China’s energy security investments: Outlook for 2018

An excerpt from our Belt and Road Initiative: Risk Insights report for 2018. This section covers China’s energy outlook and general approach to energy investments. 

Asia Pacific Finance

Money talks: China’s belt and road initiative in Cambodia

With the influx of Chinese capital, Cambodia will find itself drawn further into the sphere of China’s economic and strategic influence.

International The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 26 November – 2 December

South Korea interest rates. OPEC meets in Austria. Irish border questions derail Brexit talks. Senate considers tax bill. All in The Week Ahead.