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North America

UK needs to move fast to secure trade with the U.S

After Brexit, the UK must move quickly to secure both trade in good and services with the U.S. Are bilateral or multilateral agreements the solution?

Economics North America

How Buy American is jeopardizing TTIP

America’s web of Buy American requirements is undermining TTIP discussions, blocking EU companies from trillions of dollars worth of procurement deals.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Dead or alive ISIS is a threat to Jordan

While regional instability has negatively impacted Jordan’s economy, paradoxically the potential defeat of ISIS, also increases Jordan’s short-term political risks. Earlier this month, Jordan revealed that a gunmen opened fire

Asia Pacific Security

Why more UN sanctions on North Korea won’t matter

Competing global interests and North Korea’s economic isolation make UN sanctions ineffective as Pyongyang continues as it always does, and deja vu reigns. Last week, the United Nations Security Council

Asia Pacific Security

3 Myths about Beijing’s South China Sea ambitions

China has been accused of stoking regional tensions in the South China Sea. However, China’s grievances in the dispute have often been misinterpreted – for Beijing, the South China Sea

Economics Latin America

Carnival cancellation highlights Brazil’s woes

Following the unwelcome news that Brazil is cancelling its popular carnival, GRI takes a look at what the Brazilian people can expect for their country in 2016 and what changes

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Zimbabwe adopts yuan as legal tender

Zimbabwe’s adoption of the yuan as legal tender demonstrates its close ties with China, and Beijing’s efforts to globalize its currency. Long a pariah state under the rule of aging

Economics International

TPP interim assessment

A preliminary review of the deal in the making. Since the 12 member states signed the TPP text agreement at the beginning of October we are still within the mandated

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Deployment of Turkish troops in Iraq threatens economic ties

The deployment of Turkish troops to northern Iraq has sparked strong criticism from Baghdad, threatening political and economic ties between the two countries. The decision by Turkey to send additional

Asia Pacific Politics

2015 Asia Risks in Retrospect: Is Potential Conflict Giving Way to Tacit Rule Making?

From defense spending, banks, trade pacts, and historical baggage, take a look back at the main events and risk in the Asia-Pacific region in 2015. In 2015, East Asian relations