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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. 

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

The future of Yamal LNG in the Asia-Pacific market

Claims have been made that Yamal LNG will be directed to the Asian market, however, there are several factors that limit its turn to the Asia-Pacific.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Is Russia’s Middle East endgame trouble for global energy markets?

Russia is playing an increasingly assertive role in the Middle East via its military operations in Syria and its partnership with Saudi Arabia

Finance Latin America

Brazil’s oil industry is back in business

Regulatory changes have been well received by the market and foreign firms are once again willing to invest in Brazil’s energy sector.

Economics Middle East/North Africa Politics Special Reports

Saudi Arabia’s new economy: Too much, too fast?

The risks of Saudi Economy 2.0: challenges of fiscal reform, stewardship of the energy sector, and maintaining a careful social balance.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Russia’s growing influence in Venezuela is part of a wider strategy

Russia’s investments in Venezuela show that the Kremlin stands ready to make strategic gains from America’s growing insularity.

Guest Post Latin America Politics

Guest Post: Is Venezuela experiencing resistance fatigue?

Food and medicine shortages in Venezuela are growing increasingly severe, inflation levels are rising, and many citizens are struggling to meet their basic needs. Despite these circumstances, Venezuelans continue to

Debate Corner Middle East/North Africa

Is the referendum on Kurdish independence a spark in a powder keg?

GRI Debate: Will the independence referendum in Kurdistan further destabilize Iraq and the region? Kurdish authorities announced on Wednesday that Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted in favour of a split from Iraq,

Middle East/North Africa Security

Why the Kurdish referendum is part of Barzani’s wider strategy

Kurdish authorities announced on Wednesday that Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted in favour of a split from Iraq, with 92.7 percent of voters casting their vote in favour of Kurdistan’s independence.

International Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy Politics Security

Referendum in Kurdistan: A risky gamble in a volatile region

Nearly 93% of eligible voters in Kurdistan have cast their ballot in favour of independence. Although technically the referendum is non-binding, it does represent a new and potentially dangerous phase