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North America Politics

Book Review: “Janesville” holds lessons for both parties going into midterms

“Janesville: An American Story” is a captivating account of the impact of the economic crisis and local auto plant closure on a whole community. Despite Trump’s promises, these are problems the current administration is nowhere near addressing – but do the Democrats know what needs to be done either?

Latin America Politics

Can new elections save Venezuela?

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in the last few weeks, demanding early elections and the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro.

Latin America Security

An olympic challenge in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil’s economic problems could overshadow its Rio Summer Olympics, thereby increasing its political risk.

Latin America Power Brokers

Mauricio Macri: A reformer in the making

With his economic reforms, Argentinian President Mauricio Macri will reposition Argentina more competitively in the global economy.

Economics South and Central Asia

Mongolia hit hard by China’s economic slowdown

Mongolia has been greatly affected by China’s economic slowdown. How have falling commodity prices and a devaluation of Mongolia’s currency affected the country? Surpassing the US as the world’s largest

Europe Natural resources and energy

Clean Energy Damages Europe’s Competitiveness

For years Europe has been at the forefront of the renewable energy revolution, promoting and establishing global rules in this sector. There are signs however that this trend might change.

Economics Europe

Confidence in EU Increases Amid Economic Crisis

Recent months have seen a significant boost in European business and consumer confidence, according to the latest official statistics published by Eurostat in late July. The data show that the