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Southern Thailand Peace Talks: Why They Matter and What’s Next

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The Ramadan Truce is a silver lining in the decades-long armed conflict, but can permanent peace be achieved?

Food Protests Erupt in Iran

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Drought, global markets, and fiscal pressures are giving rise to a cost-of-living crisis in Iran, and it’s a risk that’s becoming increasingly common throughout the developing world as the Ukraine war drags on.

Ukraine War: A Reshuffling of the Global Monetary Order?

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The unprecedented weaponization of global financial circuits in the wake of the Ukraine war could end up backfiring by jeopardizing the US dollar’s enduring position as global reserve currency.

UNCLOS Ratification Issue Looms over US-ASEAN Summit

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What better way for the U.S. to bolster a ‘rules-based international order’ than to join with the 162 other countries that have adopted the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)?

Climate Risks Abound for US Chemical Industry

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Proactive preventative measures are needed to help the US chemical industry adapt to the risks posed by climate change.

Challenges for India’s G20 Presidency in 2023

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New Delhi will likely shift to seek the narrative away from the Ukraine War and toward more pressing development issues in the Global South.

Can Canadian Natural Gas Improve the European Union’s Energy Security?

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted the EU to rethink its reliance on Russia for natural gas. If Canada is to be a viable alternative, it must deliver sizeable volumes of natural gas in a timely manner.

Madagascar: The World’s First Climate-Induced Famine?

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Shifts in long-established weather patterns are contributing to a brewing humanitarian crisis in southern Madagascar.

Timeline: The Downward Spiral of China-Australia Relations

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Chronicling the events that led to the present low point in China-Australia relations.

Outlook 2022: China’s Economy

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Beijing is facing a confluence of several economic crises in the year ahead. Will it stay its recent course of economic rebalancing, or revert to old policy playbooks?

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