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Sharp deal shocks Japan Inc.

Sharp deal shocks Japan Inc.

THIRTY years ago, Japan’s corporations seemed unstoppable. A lot has changed since then, as shown by the takeover last month of one of the [...]

The West needs a strategy as Islamic conflict zone widens

The West needs a strategy as Islamic conflict zone widens

AS WAR threatens to engulf a region stretching from Iraq to Sub-Saharan Africa, the United States, Europe and their allies must come up with [...]

Could the Commonwealth be UK’s alternative to the EU?

Could the Commonwealth be UK’s alternative to the EU?

AS THE United Kingdom edges closer to its in-out referendum on membership of the European Union, some of those who are supporting Brexit [...]

Reforming Nigeria’s oil industry will be a tricky balancing act

Reforming Nigeria’s oil industry will be a tricky balancing act

WITH global oil prices low and corruption in Nigeria’s energy sector endemic, President Muhammadu Buhari has put reform of the industry at [...]

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Bachelet is seeing through her ambitious reforms in Chile

Bachelet is seeing through her ambitious reforms in Chile

NEITHER an economic slump nor slumping popularity has deflected Michelle Bachelet from her reform agenda. Amid a leadership vacuum in Latin [...]

Turkey: internally troubled, unpredictable partner

Turkey: internally troubled, unpredictable partner

AS TURKEY’s unstable internal politics have lurched toward repression, its foreign policy appears to have lost direction. The escalating war [...]

India: strong growth, but growing unease over political direction

India: strong growth, but growing unease over political direction

IN MAY 2016, Narendra Modi will complete the second year of his five-year term as India’s prime minister. In the past, this milestone marked [...]

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India’s Modi aims for growth through budget discipline

India’s Modi aims for growth through budget discipline

INDIA’S government is trying to stick to tight fiscal policy in the face of a depressed farm sector and a banking sector overburdened with [...]

Chinese firms spending huge sums on investment abroad

Chinese firms spending huge sums on investment abroad

CHINESE companies made record bids for foreign acquisitions in the first quarter of 2016, focusing especially on agriculture, manufacturing [...]

Economic conditions are sowing seeds for monetary policy change

Economic conditions are sowing seeds for monetary policy change

IN MARCH, the United States Federal Reserve kept its main interest rate on hold, while the European Central Bank cut its main interest rate [...]

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Oil-dependent Iraq weighs production freeze

Oil-dependent Iraq weighs production freeze

IRAQ is the second largest producer of oil in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) after Saudi Arabia and was the second [...]

China’s polar strategy looks into the second half of the 21st century

China’s polar strategy looks into the second half of the 21st century

INTREPID explorers battling the cold were once the only people to reach the earth’s poles, but now the Arctic and Antarctic are hotbeds of [...]

Kazakhstan-EU energy links tighten despite Russia’s concerns

Kazakhstan-EU energy links tighten despite Russia’s concerns

IN DECEMBER 2015, the European Union and Kazakhstan signed a new “enhanced partnership and cooperation agreement,” which, among other [...]

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European military spending rises

European military spending rises

DEFENSE spending in Europe is on the rise again after experiencing severe reductions during the global financial crisis. Having cut their [...]

Mr. Putin creates his own army

Mr. Putin creates his own army

IN A SURPRISE move, clearly aimed at bolstering his own personal power and security, President Vladimir Putin has announced the formation of [...]

U.S. must modernize its strategic nuclear arsenal

U.S. must modernize its strategic nuclear arsenal

THE UNITED States’ nuclear weapons systems are old and becoming obsolete. The issue can no longer be ignored. The so-called “triad” of [...]

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Multipolarity is the natural tendency of geopolitics

Multipolarity is the natural tendency of geopolitics

IT IS undeniable that Russian geostrategic mischief is resurgent. Russian military, diplomatic and economic maneuvering, along with open [...]

Italian intelligence faces new challenges in Libya and Iraq

Italian intelligence faces new challenges in Libya and Iraq

WHEN Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi took office in 2014, he had to appoint an undersecretary for intelligence. Marco Minniti, already [...]

China’s alternative role in UN peacekeeping

China’s alternative role in UN peacekeeping

Over the last decade, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has increased the number of forces it contributes to the United Nations [...]

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