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Asia Pacific Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Cambodia’s political seesaw masks economic opportunities

The escalating political situation in Cambodia is not a major risk. Instead, it reflects the hustle and bustle of an emerging Southeast Asian economy on the cusp of social transformation.

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Maldives faces coup and heightened terror threat

The combination of increasing political turmoil and worrying radicalization trends sees the Maldives facing significant risks in the short to medium term.

Economics North America

Despite new tax, China’s interest in Canada remains strong

Despite a new 15% tax on foreign property buyers in Vancouver, Canada will continue to attract Chinese investment, especially in agribusiness and tourism.

Economics Europe

Tourism in Spain could be the remedy for unemployment

While Spain continues to grapple with the second-highest unemployment rate after Greece, the success of its tourism industry is crucial.

Asia Pacific

Brexit and China: Xi is not amused

Brexit will undermine the UK’s relations with China, as Beijing looks elsewhere to stay plugged into Europe.

Middle East/North Africa Security

The wider implications of ISIS’ Istanbul bombing

Tuesday’s attack on Istanbul Ataturk airport will only exacerbate Turkey’s tourism, security, and economic woes.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Is Africa prepared for a potential Zika outbreak?

The risks of contracting Zika are much less severe than Ebola. Still, a potential outbreak could hugely impact African economies and the tourism industry.

Middle East/North Africa Security

The wider ramifications of the EgyptAir crash

The crash of EgyptAir flight 804 underscores the elevated risks faced by the Egyptian tourist sector. It also highlights the heightened security concerns over potential terrorist attacks in European airports.

Asia Pacific Security

Kidnapping risk on the rise in the Philippines

With Indonesian and Malaysian sailors recently being taken hostage by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), a Philippine terrorist group with a long history of kidnap-for-ransom operations, what is the risk

Economics South and Central Asia

Mongolia needs to diversify to avoid recession

Mongolia is suffering from an over-dependence on mining as global commodity prices and demand from China decrease: diversification is urgently needed. Having capitalized on the global commodity boom, and its