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Latin America Politics

Brazil elects Jair Bolsonaro as its next president

In the most polarized election in the history of Brazil, the second round of the presidential election featured a far left and a far right candidate and split the electorate.

Economics Middle East/North Africa Special Reports

Saudi Arabia’s new economy: Insider’s view

GRI presents a 3-part series on risks and opportunities in the Kingdom. Our first post examines the the top sectors ripe for investment.

Economics North America Technology and infrastructure

Can U.S. manufacturing really become great again?

Donald Trump promised to revive U.S manufacturing. If these jobs return, and there is no guarantee they will, then certain key factors must be addressed.

Latin America

Brazil: Country of the future no more

2016 was a year full of political crises and there were few places where the trouble ran as deep as it did in Brazil. After order broke down last year,

Asia Pacific Politics

Liberal status quo likely to continue in Philippines

The Aquino administration has been able to grow the resilience of the Liberal Party of the Philippines, making a Liberal Party victory by Manuel “Mar” Roxas in the May 2016

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Migrants cost Africa billions in lost human capital

About 55,000 migrants are believed to be smuggled from across Africa into Europe annually. While Europe benefits, human capital flight of both unskilled and highly skilled workers accounts for substantial

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Educating Côte d’Ivoire’s youth key to growth

Four years after a post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, in which 3,000 people were killed, the greatest risk to political stability and security in the country is its uneducated youth. Since

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Women rise up in the Middle East

As the world focuses on the region’s violent geopolitical struggles, a quiet revolution is taking place. The women of the Middle East are making remarkable gains in politics and businesses.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Saudi Arabia’s leadership faces coming crises

A shifting geopolitical environment in the Middle East and continued low oil prices will present a significant challenge for Saudi Arabia’s leadership. Saudi Arabia is facing financial challenges which, over

Economics Europe

Struggling European economies contend with brain drain

Fuelled by debt crises, a lack of job prospects in several European countries is causing the highly educated to seek work elsewhere. This brain drain only further hamstrings struggling economies and leads to influxes of