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Asia Pacific Economics

Shared challenges key to Indonesia-Malaysia cooperation

Indonesia and Malaysia’s post-decolonization relations have been consistently afflicted by political disputes and tension, despite their close proximity and similar historical and linguistic features. As the political and economic dynamics

Economics Latin America

Doing Business in, or with Cuba?

First, let’s get the preposition right. All commentary regarding entering the Cuban market makes reference to investing “in” Cuba. But, when used as a preposition, “in” innocently indicates inclusion within

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

‘Cloned in China’: Beijing aims for biotech dominance

From cloned designer pets to GMO crops, China’s proactive biotech investments are paying off as the country becomes a major biotechnology player. As China diversifies its economy away from semi-skilled

Economics International

Are the BRICS crumbling?

Following the recent move by Goldman Sachs in closing its BRICS fund, the future of this economic A-team seems uncertain. What does the future hold for the BRICS? And can

Politics South and Central Asia

India’s enhanced engagement with Southeast Asia

India’s strategic engagement with Southeast Asia has gathered momentum over the past two decades. Although still largely driven by trade and economics, regional stability and security are increasingly part of India’s

Economics Middle East/North Africa

The deceptive nature of Israel-Turkey relations

Although Israeli-Turkish political ties are fragile at best, the two countries have continued to enjoy increased bilateral trade ties. Within the rarefied circle of international relations, that Turkey and Israel

Economics International

What does India have to offer Africa?

By tapping into its special relationship with the African continent, India may be able to close the gap left by China. The arrival of India as a major player on

Economics Latin America

US watches as Cuba and Russia strengthen economic ties

The last few weeks have seen marked escalations of business ties between Russia and Cuba. The US is watching this very closely. What can we expect, diplomatically and economically, as

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Oman’s path to Iran

Through economic ties and a careful, long-standing diplomatic posture, Oman has become a key player in the Middle East. Over the last weekend of October, an International trade exhibition was

Economics International

TPP deal reached: What we know so far

After 5 years of negotiations, the 12 nations which make up the TPP finally reached a deal in the early hours of Monday morning. While the text of the deal