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Asia Pacific Security

Japan’s Southeast Asia charm offensive

Japan has increasingly enhanced its cooperation with Southeast Asian states in a bid to counter China’s growing regional influence. Regional states will benefit from this, so long as they can

Asia Pacific Security

Japan defence industry: Arm thy neighbour

The lifting of the ban on weapon exportation, strongly advocated by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, reflects the intention of Japan to establish important partnerships in the region. This serves to

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Strengthening partnership between China and Iran

The reintegration of Iran in the world economy represents a critical opportunity for the strengthening of strategic ties between the Islamic Republic and the People’s Republic of China. Iran represents a

Economics International

Trade and terrorism: A forecast for the emerging Transpolar Sea Route

Between 2015 and 2035, major environmental shifts in the Arctic will open up maritime passages never before available and bring steadily increasing trade activity to the region – and with

International Politics

Flags carry political risk

The renewed debate in the United States over the Confederate flag has shown how flags can carry political risk for national and local governments. In the globalized era, it is more

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Brazilian leaders meet following protests. US economic data could cast shadow over probable rate hike in September. Greece faces IMF repayment deadline. Southern African leaders meet for summit. Japan releases economic data.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Argentine political parties begin consolidating forces following vote. Energy reports highlight oil trends. U.S. reports could firm Fed interest rate decision. Pacific Alliance makes interest rate decisions. Prime Minister of Japan delivers remarks commemorating

Asia Pacific Security

Vietnam’s Defence Boom Entices Global Firms

Concerns over China have prompted a massive defence procurement campaign in Vietnam. Hanoi is entering a multitude of contracts and agreements with foreign nations, which has created opportunities for defence firms,

Economics International

Race against the clock for the TPP

The TPP negotiations in Hawaii last week have failed to reach an agreement in what was seen as one of the final chances to push it through. While there remains

Economics Latin America

Latin American Domestic Politics Could Hamper TPP

While various Latin American nations have expressed support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), internal political turmoil and scandals in various nations threaten to undermine trans-regional efforts at trade liberalization. Much