Turkey elbows its way into the Mosul operation, Philippines’ Duterte breaks up with longtime ally U.S., and Venezuela devolves into chaos.
FARC peace deal suffers a shock defeat at the ballot box, Kunduz under siege again, and the Iraqi government prepares to attack Mosul.
Tensions spike in Kashmir, Putin’s United Russia cruises to a big win in parliamentary elections, and the Syria ceasefire deal goes on life support.
A rocky start to US-Philippine relations under Duterte, a ballot box setback for Angela Merkel’s CDU, and upcoming Duma elections in Russia.
A growing rift in US-Philippine relations, presidential elections in Gabon, and the looming battle for Mosul.
Presidential elections in Zambia, upcoming minutes from the US FOMC, and Ukrainian “incursions” into Crimea.
The refugee issue heating up in Germany, ASEAN stumbles on the South China Sea, and Thailand’s new constitution facing an uphill battle.
China dealt a legal blow on the South China Sea, Britain gets its new prime minister, and Prime Minister Abe secures his coveted two-thirds majority in Japan’s parliament.
This week’s forecast covers the fallout from Britain’s surprise decision to leave the European Union.
Two different presidential candidates, and two different geopolitical visions of the South China Sea dispute.