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Kabul's Plan to Realize Afghanistan’s Geographic Dividend
December 05, 2017
Kabul's Plan to Realize Afghanistan’s Geographic Dividend
The Afghan government is working to turn the country's landlocked location into an asset.
Kabul's Plan to Realize Afghanistan’s Geographic Dividend
Beijing’s Heavy-Handed Solution to Urbanization
December 04, 2017
Beijing’s Heavy-Handed Solution to Urbanization
Beijing's attempts to push out migrant workers will have economic consequences.
Beijing’s Heavy-Handed Solution to Urbanization
Can Russia Piggyback on China’s ‘String of Pearls’?
November 09, 2017
Can Russia Piggyback on China’s ‘String of Pearls’?
Russia looks to gain an advantage from the glut of infrastructure projects in Pakistan, Iran, and India.
Can Russia Piggyback on China’s ‘String of Pearls’?
Chinese Internet Law: What the West Doesn’t See
October 18, 2017
Chinese Internet Law: What the West Doesn’t See
Yes, China’s internet policy quashes dissent – but it also fosters innovation.
Chinese Internet Law: What the West Doesn’t See
Economics and Democracy: Myanmar’s Myriad Challenges
September 27, 2017
Economics and Democracy: Myanmar’s Myriad Challenges
Nationalism and the crisis in Rakhine hide the economic roots of the NLD’s weakness.
Economics and Democracy: Myanmar’s Myriad Challenges
Gazprom and China’s ‘Breakthrough’ in the Russian Arctic
August 08, 2017
Gazprom and China’s ‘Breakthrough’ in the Russian Arctic
The economic and political logic behind Gazprom's use of a Chinese drilling rig in the Arctic.
Gazprom and China’s ‘Breakthrough’ in the Russian Arctic
China's Artificial Intelligence Revolution
July 27, 2017
China's Artificial Intelligence Revolution
A new AI development plan calls for China to become the world leader in the field by 2030.
China's Artificial Intelligence Revolution
How the Calabrian Mafia Discovered Hong Kong
July 26, 2017
How the Calabrian Mafia Discovered Hong Kong
Italian mafia families have begun using Hong Kong as a base for financial crimes.
How the Calabrian Mafia Discovered Hong Kong
Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: A Free Market of Racketeers
July 19, 2017
Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: A Free Market of Racketeers
A visit to Afghan opium fields challenges the notion that the Taliban controls the lucrative trade.
Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: A Free Market of Racketeers
Russian Railpolitick and China’s Belt and Road
July 06, 2017
Russian Railpolitick and China’s Belt and Road
Russian economic policies and infighting with its neighbors impact China’s ambitions.
Russian Railpolitick and China’s Belt and Road
A Remote Pacific Island Faces up to China
June 26, 2017
A Remote Pacific Island Faces up to China
Can Yap Island both protect its unique heritage and capitalize on Chinese investment?
A Remote Pacific Island Faces up to China
Fixing India's Economic Diplomacy
June 16, 2017
Fixing India's Economic Diplomacy
To successfully defend its economic interests in the 21st century, India must rethink its approach.
Fixing India's Economic Diplomacy
Smuggling Away Myanmar's Chance for Peace
May 31, 2017
Smuggling Away Myanmar's Chance for Peace
Jade smuggling is fueling ethnic conflict in resource-rich Kachin state.
Smuggling Away Myanmar's Chance for Peace
Does India's Chabahar Deal Make Sense?
May 24, 2017
Does India's Chabahar Deal Make Sense?
Without a clear economic rationale, Chabahar port might do little more than embroil India in geopolitical games.
Does India's Chabahar Deal Make Sense?
Georgia: The Black Sea Hub for China's 'Belt and Road'
May 03, 2017
Georgia: The Black Sea Hub for China's 'Belt and Road'
New investments (some not even involving China) make Georgia an attractive link between Asia and Europe.
Georgia: The Black Sea Hub for China's 'Belt and Road'
China’s Evolving Economic Statecraft
April 12, 2017
China’s Evolving Economic Statecraft
Beijing’s use of commercial actors to carry out Party-state objectives requires a coordinated response.
China’s Evolving Economic Statecraft
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