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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Latin American central banks come together. General Assembly opens. BoJ addresses policy. Federal Reserve maintains rates.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: EAC infighting highlights divisions, threatens EU trade deal

Divisions in the EAC over the EU EPA highlights problems in the bloc and competing developmental strategies; if the EAC cannot act as one, can it survive?

Asia Pacific Politics

South China Sea claims will be elephant in the room at the G20 summit

When the meeting of the G20 is convened on September 4th in Hangzhou, its Chinese hosts hope to keep the conversation focused on the global economy.

Asia Pacific Politics

Why Emperor Akihito’s wish to retire angers PM Abe

Emperor Akihito’s desire to retire highlights tensions in Japan over constitutional changes, notably PM Abe’s effort to drop the pacifist clause.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Aung San Suu Kyi conducts peace talks. U.S political incumbents have the edge. Canada releases 2nd quarter GDP figures. Central Bank of Brazil eyes status quo. Japan, South Korea and Russia discuss relations.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

U.S. presidential campaigns diverge. South Africa’s politics in flux. Japanese growth in question. Britain releases inflation growth. Spanish political stalemate ends. All in The Week Ahead.

Asia Pacific Politics

Will first female Tokyo Governor boost women in workforce?

New Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has played a key role in Japan’s “womenomics” policies—how might her administration impact gender inequality?

Asia Pacific Security

Buying submarines could be a risky business for Australia

Shortly after concluding his first official trip to China as the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, on 26 April, announced that the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will purchase 12 submarines

Economics International

The economic implications of US-China tensions

U.S.-China strategic considerations are gradually overshadowing the economic relationship, which could potentially lead to mutually-assured destruction.

Asia Pacific Economics

Why the Mekong River is Asia’s next big investment locale

Japan’s $7 billion infrastructure investment deal is a move to expand markets and offset China’s growing economic influence in the Mekong River region.