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Economics Middle East/North Africa

Competitiveness Report Digest Part II: The Levant and North Africa

See Part I for an introduction to the Arab World Competitiveness Report 2013. Just as the Gulf countries exhibit similar strengths and weaknesses, countries of the Levant and North Africa

Politics South and Central Asia

5 Challenges for Russia on Sochi Winter Olympics

With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics only half a year away, the games are facing a number of challenges from organizations within the Russian Federation, as well as from foreign

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Rogun Dam promises energy security for Central Asia

In 1976 the Soviet Union began construction of a major hydroelectric project in the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic. The Rogun Dam was to be a major feat of engineering which

Economics Europe

Spain’s Paradise Lost

A political system so corrupt many believe it can’t be fixed, perhaps the weakest credit system in the world and the some of the worst macroeconomic indicators in the developed

Asia Pacific Economics

Thailand: Infrastructure or indictment

The future of the Thailand’s economy may well depend on the direction of the country’s judiciary going forward. The economic picture for Thailand has been overwhelmingly positive since the end

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Iraq ten years on: full of potential yet politically unstable

Ten years after the U.S invasion Iraq continues to soldier on. The country has significant potential, yet remains politically unstable. It has been ten years since the U.S. invasion of

Asia Pacific Politics

Malaysia’s looming general election: what it means for the economy

The upcoming elections will, arguably, be the most fiercely contested in the history of Malaysia since independence in 1957. Najib Razak, Malaysia’s Prime Minister (PM) has set the date of