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Economics North America

The path to future trade relations between the United States and Cuba

In late 2014, President Obama reopened diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than a fifty year freeze and authorized a broader array of travel and business activities with the island.

North America Security

Trump’s nuclear modernization dilemma

The Trump administration’s ambition to expand US nuclear capabilities marks a radical shift away from the prevailing rationale during the Obama era. This change of paradigm could give rise to

North America Politics

Rex Tillerson: ExxonMobil goes to Washington

If there’s one thing to be sure about with the Trump administration, it’s that it is not one to shy away from controversy. So much was made clear by the

Natural resources and energy North America

Trump can easily undo Obama’s Arctic Drilling Bans

Obama’s “permanent” bans on offshore oil and gas drilling in Alaska are actually “indefinite” and could end as soon as January 20.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Africa going off the grid

Despite President Obama’s Power Africa strategy falling short of its goal of 30,000 megawatts of new and clean power generation, African alternative energy initiatives are lighting up the continent.

Asia Pacific Politics

Donald Trump’s presidential victory signals an end to America’s engagement in Southeast Asia

Trump’s unexpected victory could change how America interacts with Southeast Asia on issues concerning security, human rights and trade.

Economics Latin America

The United States’ risky investment into Cuba

The United States’ rapprochement with its former Caribbean adversary has shined a new light on a more risky situation for American investors, who are lining up for access to the Hemisphere’s last remnant of the Cold War. America’s reversal on its decades-old isolationist policy…

Economics North America

New startup rule will increase immigrants’ impact on US entrepreneurship

Immigrants are 15 percent of the U.S. population, but build a quarter of the country’s businesses. A new executive order wants to help them create more.

Economics Europe

Burying TTIP: Why a rapid deal is improbable

The current political cycles in the US and the EU associated with popular opposition to the deal increase the risk of a blockage of TTIP negotiations.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Investors meet to discuss Brazil woes. Chancellor builds case for UK “In” campaign. Primaries in New York remain decisive. Obama meets with GCC nations. ECB announces rates. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Latin Finance