Indonesia's election is unusual in many respects. There are only two candidates, and the contest is too close to call. This could lead to disarray, and even violence in the world's 4th largest country. For expert commentary, read Karen Brook's report for the Council on Foreign Relations. Read the full report here: http://www.cfr.org/indonesia/indonesias-election-democracy-risk/p33211
In this article on the Foreign Affairs website, Japan expert and EconVue contributor Richard Katz argues that China has been delinking an increasingly softer stance on economic ties with Japan, even as political ties between the two countries between increasingly brittle.
As the World Economic Forum meets this week in Davos, Switzerland, attendees are discussing the biggest risks facing the global economy.