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  • What it means for U.S. allies when Trump shares information with Russia

    What it means for U.S. allies when Trump shares information with Russia

    As reports circulate that Trump revealed classified information in a recent meeting with Sergei Lavrov, Stephanie Carvin details what those outside the U.S., especially within ‘Five Eyes’ allied states, need to know. United States President...

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  • What Macron means for the French Pacific

    What Macron means for the French Pacific

    French voters overwhelmingly chose the centrist Emmanuel Macron ahead of the far-right nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen in the runoff presidential election. For the three French Pacific territories of New Caledonia, French Polynesia and...

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  • Elections in Papua New Guinea’s Dysfunctional Democracy

    Elections in Papua New Guinea’s Dysfunctional Democracy

    2016 for Papua New Guinea (PNG) was both politically turbulent and economically stressful with government revenues and currency falling, but inflation and deficit rising. The nationwide election in June–July 2017 will be a major measure of the...

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  • Digital Trade Needs More Coordination, Leadership

    Digital Trade Needs More Coordination, Leadership

    Electronic documentation in trade has made impressive recent gains in Asia and the Pacific. Up to 38 per cent of banks in the region report progress in digitising their operations in 2015, and more than a third of countries had partially or...

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  • Afghanistan, a Country on the Brink

    Afghanistan, a Country on the Brink

    Over the last ten years, the mantra of experts and scholars highlighted the uncertain future of Afghanistan. The situation on the ground shows an ambiguous mix of instability and tentative signs of progress. To this very day, any future scenario...

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  • OPEC’s Challenge: Sentiment, Events and Fundamentals Complicate Producer Decisionmaking

    OPEC’s Challenge: Sentiment, Events and Fundamentals Complicate Producer Decisionmaking

    OPEC’s rollover deliberations have become more complicated and perhaps more urgent after both market fundamentals and sentiment reversed last week. At the start of the week, industry optimism on the oil price outlook was upbeat, but within days,...

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  • Turkey: On the Road to a Presidential System

    Turkey: On the Road to a Presidential System

    The Turkish parliament has adopted a constitutional reform package that introduces a presidential system. The amendments not only impair parliament’s role but also weaken the judiciary’s independence. To enter into force, the reform package...

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  • What Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s new foreign minister, brings to the Global Affairs file

    What Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s new foreign minister, brings to the Global Affairs file

    The former journalist, who found success with CETA as trade minister and is barred from Russia, replaced Stéphane Dion this week. Here are five things to know about her. A cabinet shuffle within the Trudeau government on Tuesday saw a...

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  • Fall of Aleppo: Challenges Persist

    Fall of Aleppo: Challenges Persist

    After years of rebel control in the ongoing Syrian civil war, the city of Aleppo fell under the full control of the Syrian army and pro-Government allied forces on December 13, 2016, thus marking a turning point in this protracted civil war. In...

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  • The Russian Federation’s New Foreign Policy Concept

    The Russian Federation’s New Foreign Policy Concept

    On 30 November 2016, President Vladimir Putin signed a new Russian Foreign Policy Concept. In the document, Russia states its aspirations to pursue an active policy in the field of international security (especially in the Middle East). One of...

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