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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.

International Technology and infrastructure

Why the next disruptive technology isn’t tech at all

The next level of disruptive change is beyond optimisation of processes – it must address human problems that underlie today’s complex social challenges.

Politics Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya: What IEBC violence means for investors

The violence accompanying opposition-led protests against Kenya’s electoral commission may undermine the country’s economic prospects and damage its already-shaky business environment.

Asia Pacific Politics

Political violence threatens economic stability in Cambodia

The United Nations has called for a thorough and independent inquiry into recent instances of violence against political opposition leaders in Cambodia. As political tensions rise, political and social instability

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Oil reawakens territorial dispute between Venezuela and Guyana

Diplomatic tensions between South American neighbors Venezuela and Guyana intensified after an Exxon exploration ship began operating in the disputed offshore area on Guyana’s behalf. Venezuela has issued a new maritime defense

Middle East/North Africa Politics

7 spoilers to look for after Saudi migrant labour reforms

After decades of relying on migrant labour for most menial labour positions throughout the economy, the Saudi government is cracking down on illegal migrant workers. However, several problems may jeopardise the positive