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Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Qatar state development model holds potentail and risk

Qatar is one of the world’s smallest states, but it also has one of the largest gas reserves. Small and wealthy, Qatar’s policies have echoed elsewhere. Is it a guide

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Ten African lions set to outrun Asia’s tigers

Rapidly growing African economies are the next frontier of booming growth and ripe for investment. Here are the ten most promising ‘African Lions’. When covering Africa, reports of poverty, violence,

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Sudan’s Arab Spring?

Protests erupted in Khartoum after Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir announced the elimination of fuel subsidies last week. The question remains whether al-Bashir’s regime can weather these riots and restore

Middle East/North Africa Security

PM kidnapping shows Libya’s chaos

The kidnapping of Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, starkly demonstrates the country’s harrowing post-Gaddafi security crisis. Since the fall of the Gaddafi regime, the level of instability in Libya has

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Libya Has 99 Problems, and Oil is Still One

Post-Gaddafi Libya continues to struggle as militias block government access to vital oil fields, with spending and stability both taking a hit as a result. Nearly a month after oilfield

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Why the US should invest in Iran

As the US and Iran move towards rapprochement, Iran has the potential to become an exciting investment climate and place to park money in the near future. Necessity makes strange

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Is PetroChina’s Lack of Performance Simply Bad Business?

PetroChina is one of the globe’s foremost producers of crude oil and China’s largest company. Following its establishment in 1999, the oil giant has experienced a number of ‘ups’, but

Europe Natural resources and energy

Greenland’s Energy Slowly Reveals Itself

One of the most visible effects of global climate change in recent years, is the thawing of Arctic ice, which could have particularly disastrous consequences by raising global sea levels or

Middle East/North Africa Security

Will a Moderate Iran Ease Regional Tensions?

A recent Global Risk Insights post discussed an apparent softening of rhetoric on the part of Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, and foreign minister, Javad Zarif. Whether or not that apparent