September Week 4

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine fresh political turmoil in Malaysia, China's 'unreliable entity list,' President Putin's use of opaque private military contractors as instruments of Russian foreign policy, a highly contested area in northeast Syria, Iranian cyber aggression and China's 'dual circulation' plan. 

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September Week 3

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine US-China financial decoupling, Xi Jinping's move to strengthen the State in China's private sector, the geopolitical importance of the Pacific to Sino-US tensions, intra-Afghan peace talks, the key issues facing Yoshihide Suga and France's counter-terrorism strategy in Africa.

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September Week 2

written by: Dragoman Digest

This week we examine Xi Xinping’s reaffirmation of the leading economic role for SOEs in China, a democratic backslide in Bolivia, Thailand’s shifting attitude to the Kra Isthmus canal mega project and the political risks of an emerging hunger crisis.

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September Week 1

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine Turkey's quiet expansion across Africa, Australia, India and Japan's efforts to diversify their supply chains, Beijing's attempts to counter the growth of an anti-China coalition, India-China tensions and the resilience of terrorist groups in Yemen.

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August Week 4

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine the future of Australia's trade with China, the impact of political instability on virus management in Latin America, Chinese vaccine trials in Papua New Guinea, renewed tensions on the Azerbaijan-Armenian border, India-China ties and political friction amongst China's elite.

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August Week 3

written by: Dragoman Digest

This week we examine a major uptick in terrorism in the Sahel in West Africa and northern Mozambique, Russian opportunism in the Middle East, a challenge to the monarchy in Thailand, the political impact of the Israel-UAE peace deal on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, renewed signs of financial Download commentary

August Week 2

written by: Dragoman Digest

This week we examine the ascendance of Hindu nationalism in India under the Bharatiya Janata Party, electoral interference in Belarus, the US's delegation to Taiwan and renewed economic stress in Turkey.

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August Week 1

written by: Dragoman

This week we examine the politics of COVID-19 management in Australia, the evolving Sino-Indian border dispute and the costs of Chinese pressure in the South China Sea.

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July Week 4

written by: Dragoman

This week we examine the impact of the US Democratic Party Platform for 2020 on the Middle East, trilateral negotiations on the future of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, deepening strategic coordination in the Indo-Pacific and growing credit risks within the Chinese economy Download commentary