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Economics South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Switching alphabets to SMEs, Kazakhstan’s plans for 2017 and beyond

A cross-the-board look at Kazakhstan’s economic turnaround in 2017 and beyond as the country powers ahead with its ambitious reform agenda.

Economics Latin America

Why is Brazil pushing ahead with contentious pension reform?

Unsustainable pension spending in Brazil threatens to devastate Brazil’s economy. To save the nation from going bust, President Michel Temer proposes a controversial reform package.

Economics South and Central Asia

Reform and modernization in Kazakhstan

Pierre-Olivier Bussieres examines the implications of two recently announced reforms for the economy of Kazakhstan in the coming year.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Why energy reforms are Algeria’s biggest challenge yet

Algeria has begun a series of energy reforms that have provoked deep social unrest in one of the last bastions of stability in North Africa.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Trends of 2016: Despite a neighborhood on fire, Jordan remains stable

As the media focuses on the many crises in the Middle East, Jordan’s capacity to endure the instability next door is noteworthy. Yet the Hashemite Kingdom faces tough challenges at home and abroad that make its future precarious.

Asia Pacific Economics

Political risks rock China’s tourism industry

From South Korea to Thailand, political risks will continue to significantly impact China’s tourism sector in the coming weeks.

Latin America Politics

Can SUNEDU fix Peru’s higher education nightmare?

Will Peru’s higher education laws and nascent SUNEDU save the country’s dismal higher education sector, or are these reforms too little too late? Education is almost by consensus the most

Asia Pacific Economics

Indonesia ramps up battle against bureaucracy

Indonesia’s 12th economic policy package is the latest effort to improve ease doing business. Strong political will must complement consistent implementation.

Economics Europe

Belarus caught in the middle between EU and Russia

Belarus’ future is torn between the potentially positive implications of the lifting of EU sanctions and the current major losses suffered by the national currency due to Russia’s economic crisis.

Latin America Security

Cuban migrants stuck in Central America

Thousands of migrants from Cuba heading out from Ecuador are stuck in Central America, as Costa Rica and Nicaragua squabble over freedom of movement. In 2008, the government of Rafael