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Rohingya Crisis: Breaking the Unending Cycle of Exodus

October 9, 2017 | Janet Lim. RSIS

This outlines the historic issue of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, and why the current crisis poses new problems for both Myanmar and Bangladesh. It also introduces a new approach to helping refugees by helping host countries.

Macron’s European Vision

October 9, 2017 | Fabrice Pothier, IISS

This provides an interpretation of Macron’s recent speech in strong support of the EU. He outlined his ambitious plan for a reformed, flexible Europe and attempted to reclaim the narrative of integration from the political extremes.

The Challenge of Getting Responsible Behavior in Cyberspace

October 6, 2017 | Eugene EG Tan, RSIS

This argues that ASEAN should take a leading role in setting norms of behavior in cyberspace. If ASEAN countries want to influence what norms are promoted, they need to act before the EU implements their own norms.

The Next Ten Years of BRICS - Will the Relationship Last?

October 5, 2017 | Samir Saran, ORF

This discusses the future of BRICS initiative and what the member counties will need to do in order to avoid the collapse of the institution. Recognizing the inherent limitations, BRICS must identify common interests and build on past success.

Integration of Refugees: Lessons from Bosnians in Five EU Countries

October 5, 2017 | Mikkel Barslund, Matthias Busse, Karolien Lenaerts, Lars Ludolph, Vilde Renman, CEPS

This attempts to draw lessons on long term refugee integration from the experiences of Bosnian refugees who settled in Austria, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden; many of the countries facing a large influx of refugees today.

Global Growth: Choppy Forecasts, but Smooth Sailing

October 4, 2017 | John Edwards, Lowy

This outlines a contradiction in the IMF’s World Economic Outlook in recent years: while the percentage of global growth has barely changed between 2014 and now, economic forecast have swung from negative to cautiously hopeful.

Trump’s Africa Policy Is Still Incoherent, But Key Signals Are Emerging

October 4, 2017 | John Stremlau, SAIIA

This attempts to piece together the Trump administration’s Africa policy based on the few vague statements made since January. Despite conflicting statements on budgets and initiatives, senior U.S. officials seem to favor continuity in Africa policy.

Abbas Has Reasons to Be Wary of Gaza Offer

October 3, 2017 | Greg Shapland, Chatham

This outlines several reasons why Palestinian Authority President Abbas should be cautious of the reconciliation with Hamas. In leaving Prime Minister Hamdallah to negotiate with Hamas, he is leaving room to disown potential failures.