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Shifting winds and geopolitical games in the Far East
Africa-China business and political relations under stress
The pandemic-induced economic contraction and ongoing fragmentation of the global order put Africa in a particularly vulnerable position. The youthful sub-Saharan societies have been spared the worst of the public health crisis. However, unless there is a quick and robust recovery, especially in China, they face devastating economic blows, insolvency ...
The Red Sea becomes a dangerous flash point
Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen have come together to create a council meant, among other aims, to prevent the escalation of conflicts in the Red Sea basin. However, the intricate net of regional conflicts could prevent the organization from collaborating effectively, and a spark in ...
GIS Dossier: ASEAN
During its five decades of existence, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has brought together a formerly divided region and laid the groundwork for the rise of a powerful regional – and possibly global – actor. However, the organization has experienced setbacks in recent years, most of them related to ...
Oman’s new ruler pledges to fulfill his predecessor’s legacy
The peaceful power transition that followed the death of Oman’s long-reigning sultan, Qaboos bin Said, is a testimony to the stability of the Al Said regime, especially in such a volatile region. However, the new sultan, Haitham bin Tariq, will face significant challenges if he wants to turn the country ...
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Russia's power play
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Southeast Asia and China
Southeast Asia has emerged as the Asian epicenter of the United States-China great power competition. At the same time, several other outside players are also competing there, including Japan, India and Europe. Gain insight on our experts’ scenarios for the region with this special offer.