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With Aung San Suu Kyi pledging to ‘rule above’ president-elect Htin Kyaw, Herve Lemahieu examines how Myanmar’s new ‘diarchy’ might work.
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29 June 2016.
In a move to create jobs and boost manufacturing, India's government is working to overhaul its restrictions on foreign direct investment (FDI). However, despite the official rhetoric that 'India is now the most open economy in the world for FDI', foreign defence companies still face significant bureaucratic barriers to investment.
27 June 2016.
North Korea's first successful test of its Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile has aroused fears that it could be used to strike targets throughout the region, including the US island territory of Guam. However, as Michael Elleman explains, the missile is not yet capable of reaching Guam with a warhead weighing more than 500kg. He cautions that regardless of the success of the test, the confirmation that North Korea does indeed...
23 June 2016.
The historic peace deal will no doubt result in a significant decrease in, if not the end of, armed conflict between the government of Colombia and FARC rebels. But, as Antonio Sampaio explains, the situation in the country’s rural backwaters remains messy and far less clear-cut than the gestures and statements given in the grand halls of Havana might suggest.
16 June 2016.
Fierce clashes between the neighbouring states have highlighted unresolved tensions and the need for a lasting resolution
27 May 2016.
Al-Qaeda is reportedly seeking to strengthen its affiliate in Syria, raising questions about the possible outcomes of increased competition with the Islamic State.
13 May 2016.
William Choong and Robert Cullum take a look at the Secretary-General of ASEAN's recent address to 160 business people, scholars and officials at IISS's Fullerton Lecture as he sketches out ASEAN’s achievements in areas such as regional diplomacy, trade facilitation and community building.
12 May 2016.
Brexiteers’ fear of a ‘European army’ is laughable, argues Alexander Nicoll, given the ongoing failure of European countries to pool their defence efforts - greater EU defence cooperation would be better for all members, but domestic interests always get in the way
11 May 2016.
On 12 May, the UK government will host an anti-corruption summit in London. With the leaders of Afghanistan, Colombia and Nigeria set to attend, Chris Raggett asks whether this 'coalition of the willing' will mark a change from the slow progress to date.
05 May 2016.
The new administration in the Philippines will need to bring the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to a satisfactory conclusion, and the candidates have a variety of approaches to the issue
04 May 2016.
New mining operations in east India offer much-needed economic development but may jeapordise the gains made by security forces in tackling the Naxalite insurgency
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