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Backgrounder: Brazil Elections 2018

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With a divided presidential field, anything can happen in Brazil’s upcoming presidential elections – and that’s what has investors worried.

Backgrounder: Nord Stream 2

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Key background information on Nord Stream 2, the energy pipeline that was center stage at this week’s NATO summit.

Backgrounder: Malaysia’s Melaka Gateway

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Don’t expect this Belt and Road port to unseat Singapore as Southeast Asia’s premier transportation hub anytime soon.

Backgrounder: Sweden Elections 2018

Election campaign Socialdemokraterna, cc Flickr Håkan Dahlström, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Upcoming elections are being billed as a fight for the country’s soul, but this is one battle that’s likely to end in stalemate.

South China Sea Dispute: Taiwan

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In the fifth article of our series on South China Sea claimants, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and military dimensions of the Taiwan claim.

China’s Empire of Debt

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Chinese investment has rejuvenated some developing countries and left others locked in a spiral of unsustainable debt.

The Cyprus Issue and Natural Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean

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New natural gas discoveries have left a divided Cyprus in the middle of a worsening geopolitical storm in the Eastern Mediterranean.

South China Sea Dispute: China

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In this first article of a new series on claimants in the South China Sea dispute, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and island-building underpinning China’s claim.

Sino-Russian Relations: Toward a Second Split?

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Sino-Russian relations have flourished under a mutual disdain for US global influence. But is the relationship really as healthy as it seems?

South China Sea Dispute: The Philippines

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In the fourth article of our series on South China Sea claimants, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and military dimensions of the Philippine claim.

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