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Europe Natural resources and energy

Powering Europe’s newest nation: Investigating the Kosovo energy crisis

Last month, Kosovo reached a deal with two private property owners to access some of the lignite coal it needs to supply its power plants.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

The domestic and global shocks of the growing water crisis in China

The reverberations of China’s water security crisis have already had global implications, notably encouraging the Arab Spring.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy North America

To the victor belong the spoils: The future of green energy

In recent years, China has pushed for the rapid development of renewable energy infrastructure, touting itself as the leader of innovative green energy.

Asia Pacific Finance

China and the AIIB on the Belt and Road: Power sans control

The multilateral development bank remains a key instrument of China’s foreign and development policy, even with its emancipation.

Outlook for 2017 Sub-Saharan Africa

Will Angola pay back holders of its foreign currency debt?

Recently, Angola has experienced political and economic turbulence revealing concerning red flags for investors. Here are 5 indicators to watch.

Economics Power Brokers South and Central Asia

Indonesian president Jokowi: A reform-minded leader

Jokowi won the presidential election of Indonesia in 2014, making him the first president outside of the political and military elite.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Is Iran still a siren call for Western economic investment?

The Iranian economy is set for an economic boom, with global powers reinvesting in its industries. However, the US sanctions remain a great deterrent for European and Asian investors. Image

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Brazil forges anti-Venezuela consensus. Third Spanish election looms. Presidential debates continue. Conservatives take on Brexit. IMF and World Bank meet.

Latin America Politics

The Question of Latin America and OECD Membership

Middile-income Latin American countries face different challenges than their Western counterparts. Does OECD membership still make sense for these nations?

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

China and U.S. discuss policy. U.S. primaries close. World Bank releases growth projections. Brazil’s central bank to maintain rates. EU ministers meet.