Myanmar’s messy election will test ‘disciplined democracy’

It is far from certain how the nascent political system – a halfway house in which the military remains a key political arbitrator – will cope with the more complex demands to be faced, says Herve Lemahieu.

Mullah Omar’s death and the Afghan peace process

By Jens Wardenaer, Research Analyst, Armed Conflict Database

China’s long march to reserve-currency status

By Alan Wheatley, former Global Economics Correspondent for Reuters and editor of The Power of Currencies and Currencies of Power