Japan is back. Abenomics may not have fully delivered on its much vaunted promises, but the Japanese economic growth engine is steadily springing to life.
After 12 months in the departure lounge, Brexit negotiations have started. The Brexit process was always going to be complicated, but the hung parliament, the need to maintain an amorphous government with the DUP, and possibility of cross-party negotiations form an extra ‘speed bump’ on a journey that could take way longer than the two years hoped for by Article 50.
China has dramatically expanded its global presence as a security actor. China projects its military power far beyond the Asia-Pacific region, it shapes the security agenda in international organizations and it forges its own security partnerships in different parts of the world.