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Economics Europe

Shipping Industry Can Aid Greek Recovery

Opening up Greece’s shipping sector to new comers as well as simplifying vessel registration could aid the country’s recovery. The past three years have been one of the most difficult

Latin America Politics

Evo Morales’ Third Term Diminishes Hope for Democracy

As Evo Morales increasing works against his own constitutional amendments, democratic prospects in Bolivia are shrinking. Evo Morales came to power in 2006 as Bolivia’s first indigenous president. During his

Middle East/North Africa Security

May 16 Kidnapping Sparks Security Policy Debate in Egypt

Egypt’s latest kidnapping attack has launched a security debate in the country, as discontent grows with the Morsi government. On the 16th of May a group of gunmen conducted a

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Foreign enterprises address DRC conflict mineral trade

The entry of mining companies into the DRC can work to ensure better supply chain management and decrease the conflict mineral trade in the country. The Democratic Republic of Congo 

Economics North America

The Myth of the U.S as Petrostate

Guest blogger Christopher Jackson argues that the U.S. will not achieve an export boost from shale gas, as domestic demand is rising faster than production. Christopher is an expert on

Economics Europe

Collapse of the left’s economic agenda in the Eurozone

With the Eurozone’s economic woes, leaders on the Left, such as French President Hollande, have been forced to alter their policy promises. “Hollande has not given us anything different. It’s

Asia Pacific Finance

Keep calm over China’s surging shadow banking

Five years after the 2007-08 financial crisis, the term ‘shadow banking’ can still stir up a sense of fear, at least among investors in China. In January 2013, Shang Fulin,

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Central Asian pipelines inhibit prosperity

Pipelines density in Central Asia create concentrated economies thus allowing autocratic government greater control and longevity. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Central Asia experienced limited progress and relative

North America Politics South and Central Asia

Flourishing US-Russia economic ties over political rifts?

The U.S and Russia are pursuing economic ties as Moscow finally joins the WTO and political rifts are put aside. Last year, following eighteen years of harsh negotiations, Russia finally

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria’s opportunity to diversify bank lending

The level of concentration of Nigeria’s banking sector is enough to give investors cause for concern, as five banks control nearly 60% of the market. In 2005 and 2009, excesses