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Asia Pacific Economics

Chinese Economic Slowdown Reverberates Globally

For three decades the world witnessed China’s super-charged economic growth rate triple its GDP. Numerous industries and states worldwide benefited as a result, particularly as the health of the world

Economics South and Central Asia

Russia in 2020 Could Spell ‘Game Over’ for Putin

Guest blogger Christopher Jackson looks at the long-term implications of Russia’s weakening oil industry and growing domestic instability. Since 1990, Russia has experienced something of an escalator ride in the

Politics South and Central Asia

Azerbaijan Opposition Seeks Western Assistance

Last week, the European Parliament condemned Azerbaijan’s continued detention of opposition member Ilgar Mammadov, while current opposition leader Rustam Ibragimbekov traveled to Washington DC to seek support from the US

Economics Europe

Ukraine Could Become Europe’s Next Energy Hub

As Ukraine seeks to become an energy hub in Europe, Kiev’s ambitious energy plans still face various hurdles. During recent meetings between the EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger and Ukraine’s

Economics South and Central Asia

Withering roses? Georgia’s hopes and flaws

While Georgia’s economy develops, and the country receives international accolades, systemic problems remain and deserve greater attention. While many European countries struggle to rebuild and reform their failing economies, Georgia

Europe Finance

Slovenia faces insurmountable debt crisis

There certainly are bad apples in the Slovenian basket; the question is whether the rot will spread to the entire economy and force a bailout of the country. When Cyprus