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Venezuela in Focus: Security

Tear gas, and plastic pellet gunshot used by Venezuela's National Police against a protest in Altamira, Caracas., cc Andrés E. Azpúrua, modiofied, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tear_gas_used_against_protest_in_Altamira,_Caracas;_and_distressed_students_in_front_of_police_line.jpg

Despite some improvement in crime statistics over the past year, Venezuela remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world.

Rwanda’s Vision 2020: Fruition or Failure?

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The Rwandan economic miracle is not without its costs.

Outlook 2020: African Debt Levels

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Despite a recent stabilization, African debt levels have some worrying about the continent’s resilience in the event of a global economic downturn.

China’s Naval Strategy in the East China Sea

The USS Ronald Reagan transits the South China Sea, cc Flickr Official U.S. Navy Page, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ / SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 5, 2016) The Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) transits the South China Sea. Ronald Reagan, the Carrier Strike Group Five (CSG 5) flagship, is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Burke/Released) 160705-N-OI810-110

Exploring the strategic rationale behind the PLA Navy’s ongoing modernization program.

Reforming Financial Journalism in an Era of Geopolitical Flux

WallStreetProtest, cc Flickr Jonathan McIntosh, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Financial journalism is broken; here’s how to fix it.

Will a Hydrocarbon Discovery in the Eastern Mediterranean Bring Peace to Cyprus?

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A significant new energy discovery could give new impetus to resolving an old dispute.

Outlook 2020: The Year in Drought

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Tracking the most vulnerable and food-insecure regions in the year ahead.

Does the Glass Ceiling Really Have 18 Million Cracks in It?

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Elizabeth Warren’s candidacy is fighting an uphill battle against militarized masculinity in the United States.

Questions Raised over Mexican Leader’s War on Graft

AMLO in Valladolid, 2012; cc Marysol* Flickr, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Lopez Obrador looks to be fulfilling his pledge to tackle corruption but his attitude towards independent institutions does not bode well.

Outlook 2020: Oil Markets

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Assessing market risks and potential winners and losers in the year ahead.

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