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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Cabinet confirmations and executive orders will set stage for presidency. Market responses for global view of U.S. and UK shifts. The Gambia undergoes presidential transition. Syria talks to begin in Kazakhstan. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

US hikes rates. South Korea holds security talks. Concerns grows over Sudan. The European Council meets. Putin and Abe discuss deal. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

G7 meets. EU-Greece debt negotiations continue. ASEAN defense ministers talk China. Democrats search for unity.

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

Asia Pacific Security

U.S. allies in the South China Sea

Can the U.S. count on its allies in the South China Sea to combat China’s increasing presence in the region? With its artificial island-building, China has transformed the entire South

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

Europe Politics

Belarus Walks a Tightrope

Five years after the United States and the European Union imposed sanctions on Belarus for violently suppressing political opposition in the 2010 presidential elections, the sanctions have been lifted after

Asia Pacific Security

India and Japan: Shaping a new strategic partnership

India and Japan have recently unveiled a series of important initiatives, strengthening their mutual cooperation on important issues such as defense technology, nuclear energy and freedom of navigation. However, the

Middle East/North Africa Security

Weapons exports fuel instability in the MENA region

In its latest report, Amnesty International (AI) details the proliferation of small arms and heavy weaponry in the MENA region through the poorly regulated sale of advanced weapons to fragile

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