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North America Security

Peña Nieto Policies to Change Mexican-US War on Drugs

The War on Drugs has resulted in thousands of deaths. Enrique Peña Nieto has announced a new strategy for Mexico focusing on civilian protection. Since the 1980s, when the United

Asia Pacific Economics

Chinese Lessons for Myanmar’s Gold Rush

China’s long-standing relationship with Myanmar offers lessons for newer investors seeking to capitalize on the country’s nascent opening. The United States has shifted its policy toward Myanmar over the past

Finance South and Central Asia

Lack of regulation limits Afghan gem mining

The lack of clear industry rules is hampering the growth of Afghanistan’s mining sector. Blessed with mineral wealth, Kabul remains unable to utilize it. Afghanistan lacks the major gas and

International Politics

10 Unexpected but Well-Governed Countries

Everyone knows that the Scandinavian countries have great welfare systems, low levels of corruption and highly responsive governments. Just as everyone knows that Singapore and Hong Kong have incredibly efficient

Economics Latin America

Can Startups Solve Brazil’s Protectionist Problem?

Can promoting startups in Brazil rejuvenate the country’s economic image and kick start the growth that Brasilia is looking for? Brazil’s eagerness to join the international governance club is no

Latin America Politics

Evo Morales’ Third Term Diminishes Hope for Democracy

As Evo Morales increasing works against his own constitutional amendments, democratic prospects in Bolivia are shrinking. Evo Morales came to power in 2006 as Bolivia’s first indigenous president. During his

Economics North America

The Myth of the U.S as Petrostate

Guest blogger Christopher Jackson argues that the U.S. will not achieve an export boost from shale gas, as domestic demand is rising faster than production. Christopher is an expert on

North America Politics South and Central Asia

Flourishing US-Russia economic ties over political rifts?

The U.S and Russia are pursuing economic ties as Moscow finally joins the WTO and political rifts are put aside. Last year, following eighteen years of harsh negotiations, Russia finally

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Tensions with Iran prevent economic cooperation in Afghanistan

Western tensions with, and sanctions against, Iran prevent cooperation which could promote an economically stable Afghanistan. Several months ago, reports surfaced indicating that the United States was unknowingly buying mixed,