Economy

Backgrounder: Myanmar’s Kyaukpyu Port

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Will Kyaukpyu Port take its place among other One Belt One Road megaprojects like Gwadar and Hambantota?

Controlling the Heights: Great Power Competition in Nepal

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One thing is clear from recent shifts in Nepalese politics: India can no longer take Nepal for granted.

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.

Trump-Kim Summit Recap

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The summit’s only surprise came in the form of an unforced error from the US side.

FLASH: Emerging Markets Reeling from Investor Flight to Safety

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Developing market currencies are tumbling around the world as investors pull out in favor of safer returns in the United States and elsewhere.

Will the IMF Rescue Macri’s ‘Gradual Austerity’ in Argentina?

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Argentinian President Mauricio Macri talked the talk of market liberalization, but his government has walked right into another IMF bailout.

Global Forecast (06-28-2018)

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Another attempt at Taliban talks in Afghanistan, Venezuela’s oil industry struggles to fulfil its contracts, and Turkey secures a YPG pullout from Manbij.

The Post-War Order Is Over

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And not because Trump wrecked it...

Backgrounder: Iran’s Chabahar Port

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Examining the geopolitical ramifications of Chabahar port, India’s first major foray into regional connectivity projects.

Pakistan Teeters on the Brink of Economic Crisis

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In an echo of the country’s brush with catastrophe in 2013, Pakistan is once again hurtling toward a currency crisis.

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