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Latin America Security

The FARC, land reform, and the future of Colombia’s security

When the FARC’s insurgency started, their political manifesto was focused on promoting a radical agrarian reform which would have redistributed lands to small peasants and abolish large landholdings.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Paraguay’s agricultural sector: how much is at risk?

Despite the political and economical instability facing South America, the small nation of Paraguay is experiencing growth.

Latin America

Brazil: Country of the future no more

2016 was a year full of political crises and there were few places where the trouble ran as deep as it did in Brazil. After order broke down last year,

Middle East/North Africa Security

Salafi Shake-Up: ISIS encroaching on the House of Saud

Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris moved up the timeline of this showdown between ISIS and the House of Saud, making it vital for the West, particularly the US, to

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Can Uganda escape the natural resource curse?

Uganda is standing at a crossroads: exploration of its significant oil reserves is due to start in 2017 and is expected to generate huge revenues and foreign investments. Can Uganda

Economics South and Central Asia

India’s domestic whiskey industry difficult to tap

India remains the world’s largest consumer of whiskey, an industry worth about $10 billion. Foreign whiskey brands, however, have struggled to capture the market due to a complicated federal tax structure, high import duties and

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Zanzibar’s stability key to preserving Tanzanian Union

April 26th, 2014 marked 50 years of the Union between the Republic of Tanganyika and the People’s Republic of Zanzibar. With Zanzibar’s demands for independence growing stronger, there was real

Latin America Politics

Latin American sees rising public discontent

In most Latin American countries, people are taking to the streets to protest against their governments for a variety of issues. If public services and governance indicators do not improve,

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

5 energy problems confronting India

India is the world’s fourth largest energy consumer. Its energy needs continue to increase, but national energy shortages and an inadequate energy infrastructure could perpetuate national energy poverty. On March

Economics Latin America

Interview: Professor Marcelo Simon on Argentina’s Economic Future

A decade after Argentina’s historical financial collapse, foreign investors are returning to the once 5th wealthiest economy in the world. Lured by its resource abundant land, highly literate population and