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Asia Pacific Security

Pakistan’s heightened terror threat reawakens concerns for regional stability

Bombings in Pakistan bring terrorism back to the forefront of the political debate and raise about Pakistan’s ability to respond to the terrorist threat.

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: If Islam Karimov is dead, China’s LNG imports are threatened

The death of Islam Karimov could throw Uzbekistan into a succession crisis, undermining stability, emboldening terrorists, and threatening the New Silk Road.

Politics South and Central Asia

Modi in America highlights growing ties

Narendra Modi’s fourth visit to the U.S in two years is an indication of how strong the US-India relationship is becoming.

Security South and Central Asia

The assassination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour raises questions about legality and security

After Mullah Akhtar Mansour’s assassination, attention has been turned to the instability and lack of security on the border Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Politics South and Central Asia

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws creating political and economic problems

Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws are dividing the country and are creating a range of political and economic problems.

Security South and Central Asia

Three Insights from Underwhelming U.S-Pakistan Nuclear Talks

Despite the highly precarious nature of Pakistan’s nuclear program, early reports of U.S.-Pakistan nuclear negotiations in mid-October appear to be overblown. Though the prospects of such a deal are not

Middle East/North Africa North America

An outdated military strategy against ISIS

In an effort to defeat the Islamic State as it continues to acquire significant territorial and financial gains, the United States launched the ‘lily pad’ strategy against ISIS this past

International Politics The Week Ahead

GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook

Japanese PM Abe seeks assurances on defence and trade. US Fed to keep rates low but focus on dollar surge. India to deepen influence when Afghan president Ghani visits. ASEAN

Middle East/North Africa Security

Islamist militias take key oil fields in Libya

Libya goes from bad to worse and approaches failed state status. The implications could be far-reaching. Bad news out of Libya has become the norm since the ousting of Muammar

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Boko Haram poses threat to Nigeria’s stability

Boko Haram, fuelled initially by economic grievances, has vowed to destroy southern Nigeria’s Westernized economy, insisting that northern Nigeria hardly benefits from the roughly $50 billion a year the south receives