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Economics International

How risk led millennials to launch a global startup boom

Global economic risks have created an environment in which, paradoxically, millennials are greater risk takers, prompting a global startup renaissance. The Great Recession and the years of fitful international growth

Asia Pacific Security

Two lessons on Asia the U.S. must heed

In determining its rebalance strategy in Asia, the US must learn from Russia’s failure and Australia’s success. Echoing George F. Kennan’s “Long Telegram” with respect to strategic foreign policy, the

Middle East/North Africa Security

Will U.S spying hurt ties with Israel?

Will the recent leaks of the Anarchist surveillance program cause further stress for already tense relations between Washington and Israel? On Friday, January 29th, the online journal The Intercept and

North America Politics

Why Democrats have the best economic vision for 2016

In this debate series, GRI asked whether the Democrats or Republicans have a less politically risk vision in the 2016 presidential election. Lawrence Katzenstein presents why the Democrats offer the

International Politics

GRI’s 2015 year in risk review

The year 2015 very much seemed to be a year of transition (and not generally for the better), filled with many surprises. The staying power of the Islamic State Perhaps

Finance International

Global stocks open 2016 in retreat: Are geopolitical worries to blame?

After one of their worst opening weeks in history to start the New Year, world markets are searching for answers among geopolitical events; from North Korean nuclear tests, to Saudi-Iran

North America Politics

Obama’s last State of the Union big on legacy, not policy

In his eighth and final State of the Union address, President Obama did not shy away from touting his 7-year legacy. However, he ultimately called for broad bipartisan solutions to

Asia Pacific Politics

Book review: The China challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power

GRI’s Robert Shines reviews Thomas J. Christensen’s lastest book, “The China Challenge”. Shines argues that holes exist in the author’s main thesis. In “The China Challenge: Shaping The Choices of

Economics International

New Russia sanctions a further blow to efforts to end Syria conflict

The new U.S and EU sanctions against Russia that came into effect last month are part of the ongoing response to the Russian annexation of parts of Ukraine and its support

Asia Pacific Security

North Korea nuclear test blasts ties with China

North Korea’s latest nuclear test not only riles the West, but has severly damaged ties with Beijing: China’s response will be telling for future ties. North Korea’s latest announcement concerning