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Asia Pacific Security

Cyber breaches undermine delicate US-China relations

Cyber-warfare has emerged as the spearhead of the new strategic capabilities strongly supported under the leadership of President Xi Jinping. However, extensive cyber-attacks launched from China targeting U.S. core economic,

Economics Latin America

Latin American Domestic Politics Could Hamper TPP

While various Latin American nations have expressed support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), internal political turmoil and scandals in various nations threaten to undermine trans-regional efforts at trade liberalization. Much

Finance International

Is the time ripe for a new global reserve currency?

China’s push for the adoption of a super-sovereign reserve currency points to a possible larger role for IMF’s Special Drawing Rights (SDR). The current international monetary system is a historical

Asia Pacific Politics

Australia as powerbroker in Sino-American ties

While the recently signed free trade agreement will inevitably draw Australia and China closer together, Australia stands to gain significant political and economic clout in the region – if it

Asia Pacific Economics

Economics defuses China-Vietnam tensions

Vietnam relies on China for trade and a positive relationship with China is crucial for its foreign investment, China also desire to maintain a positive relationship with Vietnam as part

Economics International

Weak currencies do not boost exports, study finds

According to new data from the European Central Bank, and contrary to popular belief, weaker currencies do not boost exports, as many firms cannot react in time to take advantage

Economics Latin America

The economic impact of gang violence in El Salvador

High murder rates, gang violence, and regional cartel control all inhibit Salvadorians seeking to start businesses. The violence has also scared off foreign investment in the country. Thirty years ago, during

Economics North America

US trade deficit soars to six-year high: Signal or noise?

With the US trade deficit at a six-year high, analysts have attributed the widening gap to a strong appreciation of the US dollar coupled with labor strikes at ports along

Latin America Security

Arms deal with Nicaragua boosts Russia’s presence in Latin America

Frequent visits to the region by high-ranking Russian officials have stirred rumors of military weaponry sales to Nicaragua. This has caused the US and its allies to be on alert

International Natural resources and energy

Illegal sand mining threatens the global construction boom

It sounds like a paradox, but the world is running out of sand – the type of sand that keeps the current global construction boom alive. Sand has become so scarce