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Economics South and Central Asia

Limits to Mongolia’s ‘Promising’ Investment Law

As Mongolia witnesses rapid economic growth. it remains to be seen whether recent investment laws will be able to adequately welcome foreign investment. Sitting on a vast amount of mineral

Asia Pacific Security

Asia-Pacific: Headed towards conflict?

Relations within the Asia-Pacific region grew tense during 2012, marked by a number of incidents between China, Japan, and South Korea. The escalation of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute between China,

Economics Latin America

Ecuador continues to roar

Nicknamed ‘the jaguar of Latin America’, Ecuador continues to live up to its worthy title despite global economic slowdown that has affected much of its neighbouring states over the past

Asia Pacific Security

More Carrot? A Response to Robert S. Ross

This post responds to Robert S. Ross’s November/ December 2012 Foreign Affairs piece, The Problem with the Pivot. According to Ross, “The Obama administration has responded to Chinese assertiveness by reinforcing

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

An emerging tablet market; investors should act swiftly

Tablets have significant potential in developing nations as gateways to initial economic and social digitization. Tablet devices are thriving in western markets; Apple, Samsung, Google, Kindle to list but a

International Security

Lead, Engage and Balance: U.S strategic options for integrating China

The Asia-Pacific’s place at the forefront of economic growth relies on the maintenance of order that may be inhibited by the weakening of U.S. unipolarity and the rise of hegemonic

Asia Pacific Politics

One Chinese size fits all? Response to Allison and Blackwill

On January 28th the Financial Times published a piece by Harvard’s Graham Allison and CFR’s Robert Blackwill entitled Beijing still prefers diplomacy over force. This piece makes claims about China’s

Asia Pacific Economics

Reasons a currency war could still be on the horizon

In February, G20 finance ministers and central bankers announced they would avoid currency devaluations and similar beggar-thy-neighbor policies.  On the surface this might lead one to think that governments would

North America Technology and infrastructure

Navigating the international patent mess

The tech world and the patent system have long been at odds. The fast changing nature of technological innovation is ill suited to the slow and bureaucratic Patent and Trademark