03.06.2016

Resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh dispute as distant as ever

While renewed international pressure on Armenia and Azerbaijan may prevent further violence, prospects for a permanent settlement of the long-running conflict look increasingly dim. more >
01.06.2016

Nigeria: Insurgents threaten to deepen economic crisis

President Buhari’s bid to revive the ailing Nigerian economy is being undermined by a new insurgency in the oil-rich Niger Delta region. more >
26.05.2016

India-China rivalry in South Asia heats up

India hopes its development of the Iranian port of Chabahar will open up trade with Afghanistan and Central Asia and counter China’s increasing influence in the region.more >
26.05.2016

Romania’s Quiet Revolution

Many of the corruption and governance problems that once plagued the country are being addressed, but there’s still a long way to go. more >
24.05.2016

Tajik leader tightens grip amid crackdown on the opposition

Voters in Tajikistan overwhelmingly backed constitutional changes allowing the authoritarian president, Emomali Rahmon, to rule indefinitely. But while the vote has strengthened Rahmon’s position in the short term, he presides over an increasingly fragile state.more >
20.05.2016

Is Venezuela on the brink?

Anti-government protests spreading across the country as the economy collapses.more >
12.05.2016

Alaco Guide to Sanctions: Big changes in long-standing embargos

The lifting of the international nuclear-related sanctions against Iran, the expansion of economic restrictions targeting North Korea and the easing of American sanctions on Cuba, are some of the main developments in the latest quarterly update of Alaco’s Guide to Sanctions.more >
11.05.2016

Why states struggle to repatriate looted assets?

From Africa to the Far East, countries aiming to recover assets embezzled by former leaders and officials are facing a raft of challenges. more >
11.05.2016

IKEA’s troubled history in Russia

The expansion problems faced by the retailer in Russia highlight the extent of petty and systematic corruption among local officials. more >
03.05.2016

Nazarbayev faces land privatisation protests

Opposition to agricultural reform rattles President Nursultan Nazarbayev as he attempts to tackle a deepening economic crisis.more >

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