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Latin America Natural resources and energy

Mexico taps into renewables, with wind power leading the charge

Uncertain natural gas imports from the US are helping promote the rapid expansion of wind power throughout Mexico in the short to medium term.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Is it too late for a Colombian oil boom?

The hoped-for Colombian oil boom may ultimately prove nonexistent due to a variety of endemic problems, including low oil reserves.

Economics Europe

Russia’s coal expansion is running out of steam

Despite changing markets, Russia is betting on coal consumption as it moves to develop its eastern regions and pivot from Europe. Will the strategy work?

Future Generator Sub-Saharan Africa

Future Generator: The political climate stabilizes in Tanzania

The Tanzanian political environment will continue to improve until at least September 12. Here are three reasons why.

Europe Natural resources and energy

Azerbaijan tensions threaten Europe’s energy plans

Azerbaijan recently garnered media attention as host of the first ever European Games, as well as for the government’s crackdown on journalists and protesters. A security risk not often discussed

Europe Security

Russia reviews Baltic states’ independence, risks further backlash

In a fresh instance of saber rattling against the EU, Russia’s prosecutor-general has decided to review the legality of recognizing the Baltic States’ independence in 1991. While legal implications of

Europe Natural resources and energy

Limited prospects for EU to diversify natural gas imports

Russia will remain a major supplier of natural gas to the EU as projects to find alternative sources face headwinds from escalating costs and political meddling from Moscow. Whereas Europe

Economics South and Central Asia

Uzbekistan’s electoral stability creates investment opportunities

The re-election of President Karimov for a 4th term spells continuation of rampant corruption, while Karimov is forced to reduce dependency on a Russia in crisis. However, the entailed political stability

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Côte d’Ivoire needs natural gas to satisfy electricity demand

As electricity demand is projected to expand beyond Côte d’Ivoire’s existing supply of power generation sources, the country depends on future discoveries of natural gas to meet its domestic growth

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Lebanon oil and gas offshore exploration mired in risk

Estimates show that Lebanon has significant offshore energy reserves, including more than 120 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. International firms have lined up to begin exploration into these energy fields,