January 8, 2021

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine the introduction of a carbon trading regime in China, Gojek-Tokopedia's merger and the dynamics of the digital economy in Southeast Asia, Biden's Venezuela policy, NYSE's backflip in delisting Chinese companies, Sweden's rearmament programme and the Afghan-Pakistani border fence. 

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December 23, 2020

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine a possible EU-China investment treaty, Jokowi's ministerial re-shuffle, Iraq's liquidity crisis, India's role in regional vaccine diplomacy, Russia and France's use of troll farms in Africa and an emerging Russia-China alliance. 

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December 18, 2020

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine a cybersecurity breach of US government networks, the impact of fiscal consolidation and increasing image sensitivity on China's BRI investments, AMLO's "hugs, not bullets" public security strategy, a CCP member list leak, India-China tensions and the South Korea-Japan relationship.  Download commentary

December 11, 2020

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine the likely policy priorities of the Biden administration in Latin America, the adoption of emissions targets by US oil producers, the drafting of ESG criteria for Chinese BRI investments, Germany's trade diversification push and the US' shifting focus towards the Indo-Pacific. 

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December 4, 2020

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine the motivation behind China's tech pivot towards Southeast Asia, the emergence of a NATO-style economic alliance against China, the long-term outlook of OPEC, the regulation of Chinese tech giants and and the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. 

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November 27, 2020

written by: Dragoman Digest

We examine a growing wave of debt-defaults in China, the timing of Vietnam's move towards carbon pricing, the impact of a Biden presidency and opting out of RCEP for Prime Minister Modi, the power struggle between Iran, Russia and President al-Assad in southern Syria and Taiwan-US military ties.  Download commentary

November 20, 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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November 13, 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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November 6, 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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October 30, 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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October 23, 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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October 16, 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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October 9, 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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October 2, 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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