Analysis

STRATFOR: ASIA – Annual Forecast 2016

December 31, 2015 Laurentiu Nedianu 0

EAST ASIA Pushback in Beijing China’s reform process has reached a precarious phase. The much-needed transition to an economy based on domestic consumption has been neither quick nor without cost. Divisions are already showing among […]

Asia News

Tokyo’s record defense spending in 2016

December 26, 2015 Laurentiu Nedianu 1

The proposed fiscal 2016 Japanese budget’s spending on items related to defense and foreign affairs reflects Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s views on the exercise of “proactive pacifism.” Defense spending is to surpass 5 trillion […]

Afrika analisys

Biggest 2016 risk may be OIL

December 24, 2015 Laurentiu Nedianu 1

The biggest financial risk in 2016 may be OIL. Financial markets have been going on with the consequences of the energy deflation since mid-2014 and the fallout has been persistent. More than a trillion dollars […]

Chinese army against ISIS
Analysis

The Chinese deployment against ISIS

December 19, 2015 Laurentiu Nedianu 0

The Chinese presence in the fight againt ISIS makes the strategic situation surrounding the Syrian conflict even more complex, adding a new global dimension to Moscow and Tehran’s military support for Assad. This also has […]