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Latin America Technology and infrastructure

3 Risks facing the expanded Panama Canal

The newly expanded Panama Canal faces serious risks from competitors, climate change, and changes in the shipping industry, which could result in instability.

Asia Pacific Economics

Why the Mekong River is Asia’s next big investment locale

Japan’s $7 billion infrastructure investment deal is a move to expand markets and offset China’s growing economic influence in the Mekong River region.

Politics Technology and infrastructure

Space weather: Is your business prepared?

Space weather may sound like a far-fetched business risk, but is in fact inevitable. Without preparation, severe global economic damages could follow.

Economics South and Central Asia

Why is Central Asia dumping Russia for China?

Central Asia has long been stuck between a rock and hard place in terms of its geopolitical environment. A faltering Russia is leaving China the only game in town, and Central Asia is hitching its wagon to Beijing.

Latin America Politics

Cuba – A blast from the past for tourists

Walking around Cuban cities gives a sense what street scenes from the 1950’s may have been like with ubiquitous vintage cars, a generally low level of motorization,  few neon signs

Latin America Power Brokers

Ministro Dulcidio De La Guardia and Panama: Moving forward

A GRI Power Brokers feature on Dulcidio de la Guardia, Panama’s minister of economy and finance Throughout his tenure as Minister of Economy and Finance, Dulcidio de La Guardia has

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Is this the next logistics revolution?

Switzerland’s private sector is upending the logistics scene, as it plans a nation-wide underground autonomous cargo delivery network. The consequences of increased transport traffic are well known; however, in Switzerland

Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Crude oil prices could detract from short-term security in Nigeria

 An economic slowdown due to a decrease in oil revenues in 2016 could contribute to a deteriorating security situation in Nigeria, causing investor apprehension to rise. This article examines the

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

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Switzerland’s alpine fortresses spur start-up boom

Switzerland wants to be world’s data bank. To this end, the Swiss are repurposing their nuclear proof mountain forts into ultra-secure data centers. Switzerland has long prospered from its unique