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A Year of Protests in Iran: Situation Assessment

December 19, 2018 | Raz Zimmt, INSS

The wave of protests that erupted in December 2017-January 2018 in dozens of cities in Iran ebbed after about two weeks, but continued throughout the year. Looking ahead, this says the fundamental problems of the Islamic Republic could cause a future prot

Economic Diplomacy: How the World Changed in 2018

December 18, 2018 | Greg Earl, Lowy

This details how economic diplomacy has changed in 2018 and argues that the much-forecasted arrival of geoeconomics has seen an acceptance—and even a desire—for U.S.-China tech competition.

East Asia Summit 2018: Inclusion Is Best Way Forward

December 18, 2018 | Le Dinh Tinh, RSIS

Inclusion may sound like a luxury concept in politics. Realities regarding Southeast Asia, however, suggest that inclusion helps bring the region to the desired outcome, especially in the long run.

Battle For Technological Supremacy to Shape Sino-U.S. Relations

December 3, 2018 | Nigel Inkster, IISS

The pace technology of developments will be a key determinant of how U.S.–China relations unfold. While the G20 Buenos Aires summit may have averted an immediate confrontation, it is unlikely to amount to more than a brief armistice.

G20 at Ten: Time For Greater Multilateral Role

December 3, 2018 | Pradumna B. Rana and Xianbai Ji, RSIS

The G20 summit last weekend in Argentina resulted in a truce between Washington and Beijing and pledged to reform the WTO. It is now time for the G20 to play a bigger role in the multilateral trading system.