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China’s Space Launch Signals Commercial Desires

The recent news that the People’s Republic of China has launched its fifth manned space mission – during which three astronauts will spend fifteen days in space, including twelve days

Economics South and Central Asia

Tajikistan vulnerable due to remittance dependence

Tajikistan is possibly the most remittance-reliant country in the world, thanks in large part to the more than one million Tajiks who have migrated from the poorest nation in the

Economics Latin America

Bill breaks Mexico’s telecom monopoly

Mexico’s Carlos Slim is no longer the world’s richest man. For the last four years, the billionaire and telecommunications mogul held claim to the distinction only to lose it in

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Peace and prosperity in Palestine via private investment

World leaders seek to promote $4 billion in private investment in Palestine – an effort which if successful, could boost GDP by 50% and sink unemployment. The World Economic Forum

Asia Pacific Economics

Chinese Lessons for Myanmar’s Gold Rush

China’s long-standing relationship with Myanmar offers lessons for newer investors seeking to capitalize on the country’s nascent opening. The United States has shifted its policy toward Myanmar over the past

Economics South and Central Asia

Uzbekistan’s Search for Trade Partners

Uzbekistan’s increasing diversity in trading partners points to a decline in traditional Central Asian economic reliance on Russia and indicates the possibility of increased interdependence between the countries of Central

Economics Europe

Ukraine Could Become Europe’s Next Energy Hub

As Ukraine seeks to become an energy hub in Europe, Kiev’s ambitious energy plans still face various hurdles. During recent meetings between the EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger and Ukraine’s

Economics Latin America

Can Startups Solve Brazil’s Protectionist Problem?

Can promoting startups in Brazil rejuvenate the country’s economic image and kick start the growth that Brasilia is looking for? Brazil’s eagerness to join the international governance club is no

Asia Pacific Economics

Chinese Liberalisation 2.0 Shifts Back to the Free Market

The People’s Republic of China appears set to begin a new economic policy that will place less emphasis on state planning and development of industry and more emphasis on the