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Europe Natural resources and energy

What Gazprom’s new pricing strategies mean for geopolitics

As countries such as the United States and Australia continue to ramp up production levels of natural gas, state-owned entities and traditional market leaders such as Gazprom are turning to

Asia Pacific Security

China may have voted for North Korea sanctions, but this means little for the countries’ relationship

The UN has recently imposed its severest sanctions yet on North Korea in the wake of its recent hydrogen bomb test.  However, even while Russia and China both supported the

Economics Europe

Why the UK can’t afford a Brexit

In this debate, GRI asked whether or not the UK should leave the EU. Nandini Rao argues that the uncertainty caused by Brexit would hurt growth and diminish the UK’s

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Assessing China’s strategy in the Middle East

President Xi Jinping’s tour of the Middle East reveals China’s willingness to expand its role in the region in order protect vital strategic interests in its quest to becoming a

International Natural resources and energy

Russia’s long-game in Antarctica runs political risk

Recent signals out of Moscow suggest the increasing consideration of Antarctica in Russia’s broader strategic vision, a destabilizing trend that risks triggering militarized competition among resource-seeking nations in a thus

Finance International

Global stocks open 2016 in retreat: Are geopolitical worries to blame?

After one of their worst opening weeks in history to start the New Year, world markets are searching for answers among geopolitical events; from North Korean nuclear tests, to Saudi-Iran

Security South and Central Asia

Risks in Pakistan’s tactical nuclear weapons policy

Recent clarifications in Pakistani nuclear policy confirmed speculations that Islamabad has an alarmingly low threshold for tactical nuclear weapon deployment. Here are the geopolitical risks that emerge from Pakistan’s now

Middle East/North Africa Security

Russia’s sudden military build-up in Syria

Recent reports suggest a Russian military build-up in Syria as President Vladimir Putin searches for new venues to stoke both domestic and international legitimacy — an expanded foray into the

Europe Politics

4 things the world in 2014 shares with 1914

There are striking parallels between the world in 1914 and 2014. While we may not see another world war break out, the various challenges confronting the world today and the

Asia Pacific Politics

China-Vietnam conflict points to geopolitical shift

With tensions increasing on both sides, maritime border disputes are directly affecting life and economic production in both China and Vietnam. However, the disagreements also point to China’s growing assertiveness