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International Politics

The Future of the Transatlantic Alliance

The Transatlantic Alliance has been the cornerstone of the post-WW2 world order. However, this historic, long-established friendship between the world’s two largest economies has become strained in recent years and is currently at a crossroads. Pulling the blocs apart is resentment over uneven military spending between the US and Europe has been emphatically echoed in Washington by both the Right and the Left. However, further trade wars are not in the Alliance’s interests, tempering isolationist concerns.

Asia Pacific Economics

The Japan-EU Trade Agreement: Pushing back against protectionism

Japan and the EU have agreed to a trade deal that will eliminate the vast majority of both tariff and non-tariff barriers.

Economics North America

NAFTA renegotiation: exercise in protectionism or opportunity for modernization?

President Trump will pursue the renegotiation of the NAFTA agreement, triggering potential opportunities and leading to renewed risks

International Politics

Assessing the 42nd G7 Summit

The 42nd G7 Summit has concluded. What are the key takeaways for investors?

Asia Pacific Economics

The implications of Sino-US trade tensions

Hostility is building up between the US and China over trade policy, particularly with regards to Chinese steel exports.

Asia Pacific Politics

Risk outlook in the Philippines’ presidential election

On May 9th, the Philippines will go to the polls to select a new president. What are the key prospects and risks for investors in the upcoming presidential election. The Philippine

Asia Pacific Security

Beware the dragon: China sets sights on regional dominance

It is time for analysts and scholars to view China as an expansionist rising power. Spurred by a wave of ambitious new leaders, including Xi Jinping, a spike in Chinese

Economics Latin America

Can Mexico reclaim its title as Latin America’s economic powerhouse?

With Mexico outperforming Latin America’s other major economies, the continent’s second-largest economy looks set to take a leading role once again. Latin America has seen brighter days. The latest figures released

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Iowa Caucuses open. Argentina to introduce settlement offer. U.S. economy slows. Nations of TPP sign pact. Peace efforts in Syria continue. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Iowa Caucuses Open Official 9-Month U.S. Presidential Election Season

Asia Pacific Economics

Trans Pacific Partnership: Shaping a new regional architecture

The TPP will set standards and tariffs for twelve Pacific Rim countries that all together represent 40% of the global economy. Meanwhile, China is not included in the agreement. The Trans