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Middle East/North Africa Politics

Tunisia’s democratic transition may face volatility in months ahead

While Tunisia urges foreign investors to trust its “startup democracy,” the investments remain far from risk-free. Three years after a young street vendor set himself on fire to protest the

International Politics

Moldova Elections 2014: 5 Things to Watch

Moldova’s upcoming elections in November present short-term and long-term political risks. Here are five specific events to watch in the coming months. 1. Short-term support for the European Union The situation in Moldova

Europe Politics

Presidential elections bring Ukraine closer to the West

The success of the presidential elections and the clean victory of the pro-European candidate Petro Poroshenko will bring Ukraine closer to the West, but the conflict with Russia is likely

Economics International

MINT: the new emerging market acronym

In 2001, Jim O’Neill coined the term “BRIC” (Brazil, Russia, India and China). As the BRICs may face economic slowdown questions arise over what emerging market group will replace them.