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New Allegations Risk Undermining Senegal’s Fight against Corruption

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Alleged improprieties unearthed by the BBC might be a case of doing more harm than good.

Glacier Watch: Indus Basin

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Pakistan’s water issues will go from bad to worse after glaciers in the Indus Basin pass the peak water mark later this century.

April Data Points to 2Q Slump for UK Economy

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The economic climate leading up to the next big parliamentary battle over Brexit might be very different from the previous one.

IMF Surprises with Saudi Deficit Projections

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Should the Saudi government be worried about its growing budget deficit?

US-Iran Tensions: Saudi Sabotage Rattles Oil Markets

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Two instances of sabotage on Saudi oil infrastructure suggest the possibility of Iranian blowback from mounting tensions with the United States.

Glacier Watch: Indus Basin

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Zac and Nick discuss economic and political considerations stemming from the long-term decline of the Indus Basin, focusing on Pakistan's water woes in particular. Recorded on May 5, 2019.

Glacier Watch: China-Kazakhstan Water Conflict and the Lake Balkhash Basin

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Glacier shrinkage in the Lake Balkhash basin is set to exacerbate water shortages in an already arid part of the world, creating a potential water conflict between China and Kazakhstan.

Battle of the Seats: Developing Nations and International Arbitration Centers

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With new centers cropping up throughout the developing world, big changes are afoot for the international commercial arbitration sector.

How Belt and Road Is Upending the Beijing Consensus

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When it comes to coal, Beijing is preaching water but drinking wine.

The Road Ahead: Examining South Africa’s New International Strategy

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It’s time for President Ramaphosa to break with recent past and reassert the moral and multilateral imperatives in South African foreign policy.

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