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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Foreign ministers discuss Europe. Duterte makes first state visit. Last presidential debate arrives. Brazil may lower interest rates.

Politics 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.

Asia Pacific Power Brokers

Aung San Suu Kyi poised to implement difficult reforms

Aung San Suu Kyi will need to implement difficult reforms in order to fully bring Myanmar into the globalized economy.

International Natural resources and energy

China and India could destabilize global coal market

Tectonic shifts in the global coal market are underway, posing a series of questions for traditional coal supply markets.

Natural resources and energy North America

Forecasts for the state of US shale oil

US shale oil transformed global energy markets over the past decade. But as the first wave of excitement over energy windfalls has passed, the grim reality has kicked in with

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Haiti’s gold problem

Haiti’s hidden gold may hold the key to alleviating its socio-economic issues; however this will be dependent on political stability and the absence of crony capitalism. Haiti is the poorest

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Tanzania: Is Magufuli’s Integrity Enough?

President John Magufuli has assumed office and is beginning noteworthy efforts to transform Tanzania into a regional leader. However, deep reforms are needed if Tanzania is to continue as a

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Fixation on oil kills economic potential in Nigeria

Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria relies on sale of crude for about 90% of its foreign exchange earnings. The economy has been hit hard by the fall in global oil prices over

International Natural resources and energy

What can be done to stop the depletion of the world’s natural resources?

The depletion of most of the world’s most pivotal natural resources looms on the horizon, but state and private companies engaged in extracting, cultivating, and trading raw materials have proven

International Natural resources and energy

Does the moon hold the key to the world’s energy crisis?

The worlds largest energy consumers are deeply aware of the urgency of addressing their energy trilemmas – how to balance energy security, energy equity (access and affordability) and environmental sustainability.