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India Politics

Indian Elections 2019: Whose Sarkar?

India is heading towards national elections asking ‘abki baar, kiski sarkar’ – whose government are the people going to get? Modi or Gandhi? GRI’s Acting Editor-In-Chief analysis the potential outcomes of the elections.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Qatar: Forging Alliances in Lebanon

Following the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit in Lebanon, Qatar announced its plans to buy $500 million in government bonds to support Lebanon’s struggling economy. However, this is likely a strategic move for Qatar to increase its soft power in the country, as Qatar seeks to challenge the influence of Lebanon’s long-time financial patron, Saudi Arabia.

Latin America Politics Security

Will Colombia be able to capitalize on FARC peace deal to boost growth?

Colombia finds itself at a critical impasse where certain decisions in the next six months could push it toward an economic boom or serious destabilization.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Paraguay’s agricultural sector: how much is at risk?

Despite the political and economical instability facing South America, the small nation of Paraguay is experiencing growth.

Middle East/North Africa Technology and infrastructure

Space launch vehicles and rockets, sanctions and agreements: The issue of compliance

The relationship between Iran and the US appears to be evolving within a framework of political posturing and an international governance system.

Finance North America

Activist investors: More harm than good

The role of activist investors in American boardrooms has grown in recent years. But the dilemma is whether they make a positive impact on a company or do more harm than good.

Economics Latin America

Will a peace agreement boost the Colombian economy?

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)’s insurgency has slowed down Colombia’s potential for economic growth for decades.

Economics North America

Immigrants: an economic necessity in the US

Immigrants have always been vital for economic growth – and this isn’t going to change. Trump’s policy has negative implications for all aspects of society.

Economics

Should Russia’s internal issues scare long-term investors?

The Russian government is not doing enough to address social issues affecting large portions of its population. Is this attitude ultimately unsustainable?

Asia Pacific Economics

Chinese debt risks financial collapse

Chinese debt poses great risks, require an overhaul of the financial sector, and demonstrate the need for a new growth model. The quarterly report of the Bank for International Settlements paints