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Fuel for realism: The future of oil and gas
The great restructuring: China’s new dual circulation strategy to outcompete the West
Taiwan’s future in the new global rivalry
Accelerated change in sub-Saharan Africa: The outlook for 2021
The security risks of 5G
The long ‘bridge’ of carbon capture and storage technology
The enduring value of Japan’s emperor
Russia in Africa: the ‘covert action’ strategy
Corruption in Africa: two possible scenarios
Strategic defense: NATO’s conventional deterrent
The U.S. and Canada: chilly relations won’t sever the ties that bind
Venezuela: How not to run an oil sector
Two scenarios for the future of U.S.-China relations
Saudi Arabia’s key role in the Middle East
The slow death of Germany’s political center
The ‘military option’ in Venezuela is an illusion
India looks inward on trade
Will immigration sink the EU?
Iran and the U.S. play nuclear poker in the Middle East
Russia breaks its social contract
What Lukashenko learned from Crimea
U.S. security policy towards Europe: The next phase
Russia: The increasing power of Dmitry Medvedev
Cold war between Visegrad and Brussels
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