20 November, 2020

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine China's decision to tighten its grip on Hong Kong, the emerging contours of China's vaccine diplomacy, the US' path forward to compete with China on trade, Australia's pivot towards more active foreign policy, ISIS resurgence and stranded coal cargoes in China. 

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13 November, 2020

written by: Dragoman Digest

This week we examine the uncertainty of the presidential transition period in the US, political interference in Ant Group's IPO, elections in Myanmar, pro-business changes in India and the escalation of ethno-nationalist conflict in Ethiopia. 

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6 November, 2020

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine clusters of democratic regression in sub-Saharan Africa, a regional view of the US election, the key policy initiatives of China's plenum meeting and the risks faced by Chinese infrastructure projects in Pakistan.

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30 October, 2020

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine the implications of Japan's changing approach to climate change, the China's top policy-making body's annual plenary session, the risk of Egypt's military economy, the future of Bolivia's mining sector under newly-elected Luis Arce and Iran's Nagorno-Karabakh dilemma. 

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23 October, 2020

written by: Dragoman Digest

This week we examine Australia's participation in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, China's control laws on rare earth exports, Pakistani political opposition, Chinese pressure on Australian exports and the legitimacy of Myanmar's upcoming polls. 

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16 October, 2020

written by: Dragoman Digest

This week we examine China's declining international reputation, China's approach towards debt relief, a looming protest crackdown in Thailand, Indonesia's controversial omnibus bill and the political impact of Alexei Navalny's return to Russia. 

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9 October, 2020

written by: Dragoman Digest

This week we examine where Australian companies are investing overseas, the Australian Federal Budget, Argentina’s economic woes and Japanese infrastructure spending compared to China.

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2 October, 2020

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine the political impact of Brazilian President Bolsonaro and Mexican President Obrador's approach to COVID-19, Timor-Leste's domestic petroleum industry, Turkey's aggressive posturing in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and a Chinese debt trap in Laos.

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25 September, 2020

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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18 September, 2020

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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11 September, 2020

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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4 September, 2020

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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28 August, 2020

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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21 August, 2020

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine a major uptick in terrorism in the Sahel, Russian opportunism in the Middle East, a challenge to the monarchy in Thailand, the political impact of the Israel-UAE peace deal, signs of financial instability in China and Indonesian President Widodo's draft budget proposal for 2021.

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14 August, 2020

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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