Frederick Deknatel Friday, May 27, 2016
Global InsiderLast week, the Malaysian government announced the creation of a national committee to oversee the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In an email interview, the Malaysian Institute for Economic Research’s Shankaran Nambiar discussed the potential impact of TPP membership on Malaysia.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Global InsiderIn late April, on Sierra Leone’s independence day, police raided the headquarters of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party, firing shots and arresting supporters. In an email interview, Jimmy Kandeh, a professor at the University of Richmond, discussed domestic politics in Sierra Leone.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Maria Savel Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Global InsiderIn the wake of declining commodities revenues, the prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo proposed a new budget that included cutting government spending by 30 percent. In an email interview, Yvan Yenda Ilunga discussed the effect of falling commodities prices on the DRC’s economy.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Karina Piser Friday, May 20, 2016
Global InsiderBorder tensions between Belize and Guatemala flared back up this weekend when Belizean soldiers shot and injured a Guatemalan man found prospecting for gold on Belize’s side of the border. In an email interview, Margath Walker discussed the border dispute between Belize and Guatemala.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Global InsiderSingapore and Australia recently announced a $1.7 billion military cooperation deal, as part of a broader strategic partnership. In an email interview, Euan Graham, director of the Lowy Institute’s international security program, discussed Australia’s defense and security relationship with Singapore.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Global InsiderJapan recently announced a three-year, $7 billion investment deal with the countries of the lower Mekong River to boost development and improve infrastructure. In an email interview, the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Phuong Nguyen discussed Japan’s relations in Southeast Asia.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Global InsiderMozambique’s government was recently revealed to have borrowed $1.4 billion in previously undisclosed loans. In an email interview, Fernanda Massarongo Chivulele, a researcher at the Institute of Social and Economic Studies, discussed the scandal’s implications for Mozambique’s politics and economy.
Monday, May 16, 2016