The Precarious State of Italian Banks

Jan. 15, 2016 An update on the serious financial problems facing Italy.

China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign Continues

Jan. 15, 2016 The Chinese president needs to ensure loyalty from Communist Party members and government officials throughout the country.

Declining Demand for Exports Hits Azerbaijan

Jan. 13, 2016 The country is a major energy exporter and the decline in energy prices may impede the government’s ability to maintain internal stability.

The US-Iranian Non-Crisis

Jan. 14, 2016 Despite expectations, both governments quickly and amicably settled a potentially volatile situation.

Letter from Amsterdam

Jan. 13, 2016 The immigration crisis highlights the European Union’s growing irrelevance in Europe.

Signs of Trouble in Kazakhstan

Jan. 13, 2016 The country’s economic and political challenges indicate growing instability, a familiar trend among Central Asian states.

A Struggling Moscow Looks to the West

Jan. 12, 2016 President Vladimir Putin reaches out as Russia’s economy languishes under depressed oil prices.

China’s Approach to Internal and External Security

Jan. 12, 2016 For Beijing, maintaining discipline and cohesion in the Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army are a national security issue.

What Happens After China

Jan. 11, 2016 The media was fixated on China’s stock market meltdown last week, but the broader significance of events such as these is their impact on the global export market.

China’s Strategy

Jan. 11, 2016

Egypt’s Stagnating Position in the Middle East

Jan. 9, 2016 Egypt’s inability to influence Turkish-Israeli negotiations is reflective of the country’s weak position in the Middle East.

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