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Europe Politics

Serbian visas as diplomacy

Serbia has ensured that its passport holders have visa-free access to a wide range of countries, from Belarus to Indonesia. Many new visa waiver agreements have been signed in the past 5 years, but the most recent agreement, with Iran, was cancelled after one year alone. The failure of the Iran agreement highlights the unique role that visas play in Serbian diplomacy.

Latin America Security

Venezuela crisis spills over into Colombia

Colombia’s immigration crisis represents an unprecedented challenge, raising political instability and threatening the peace deal that took decades to achieve. 

Central America Politics

Spike in protests a symptom of deeper issues in Honduras

On 17 December, Honduras’ electoral tribunal declared incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez the winner of the presidential elections. Resulting allegations of electoral fraud and public protests are however signs of deepening political instability in Honduras, a country already affected by widespread corruption, crime and poverty.

Latin America Security

The real risks to the US come from Mexico’s southern border

Trump’s actions are likely to aggravate security problems originating on Mexico’s southern border with Central America.

Asia Pacific Economics

Will Japan’s points-based immigration system shake up HRM practices?

The question remains whether improved access to permanent residency for highly-skilled foreigners will change Japan’s human resource management (HRM) norms.

Europe Politics

Sweden’s far right gaining ground as social problems mounts

Sweden’s immigration policy is honourable but has not come without social problems — which in turn herald a political shakeup.

Economics North America

Immigrants: an economic necessity in the US

Immigrants have always been vital for economic growth – and this isn’t going to change. Trump’s policy has negative implications for all aspects of society.

Economics

Should Russia’s internal issues scare long-term investors?

The Russian government is not doing enough to address social issues affecting large portions of its population. Is this attitude ultimately unsustainable?

Politics

Rethinking Trump’s electoral win and the current populist wave

Trump’s win and Brexit aren’t the result of economic inequality or globalization, but rather due to basic values and vision.

Economics South and Central Asia

Contradictions of Brexit overshadow May’s India visit

Intended as a platform to deliver a positive, global statement on Britain’s future after Brexit, Theresa May’s trade mission to India ultimately underscored the dilemma at the heart of the post-Brexit vision.