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Europe Politics

Kosovo hampers Serbia’s progress towards the EU

After years in the political wilderness Serbia has started to make incremental progress towards becoming a full member of the EU. The events in Kosovo this month, sparking angry exchanges

Economics Latin America

Economics of peace: Colombia lacks post-conflict funding

By GRI Analysts Andrés Felipe Hernández Amín and Daniel Lemaitre.  If current trends continue, the international community will pay for only a small portion of Colombian post-conflict rebuilding, leaving the

Asia Pacific Politics

A new direction for China-Taiwan relations

The rapprochement strategy strongly advocated by Taiwan’s President, Ma Ying-jeou, represents an important step in enhancing the dialogue with Beijing. However, concerns still remain that each step towards the Chinese

Europe Politics

Thessaloniki offers glimmer of hope for Greek reform

Over the last six years of turmoil in Greece a discourse has concentrated on the essentially corrupt nature of the Greek state and the near impossibility of reform. Since 2010, Thessaloniki

Europe Security

Will NATO trigger a war with Russia?

Heads of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are considering sending 4,000 ground troops in to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia as a response to Russia’s actions in the Crimea

Asia Pacific Politics

Three weaknesses of Myanmar’s NLD party

While the National League for Democracy (NLD) brings high hope to Myanmar’s democratic transition, it faces vulnerability that will need to be addressed if the NLD is to lead Myanmar

International Security

Three necessary reforms for UN Security Council legitimacy

The recent adoption of a UN General Assembly resolution to begin discussions on UN Security Council reform has revived hopes of progress on a long-pending issue. Reform will need to

Asia Pacific Politics

The revolving door of Australian politics

In a surprise move, the Liberal Party of Australia voted out unpopular PM Tony Abbott and replaced him with former Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull who has the potential to reignite

Europe Politics

Can Syriza pull off a victory in Greece’s snap elections?

After negotiating their latest bailout deal with European creditors, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his ruling Syriza party face major reelection challenges.  By the end of July, Syriza had retained a comfortable