2015 was a roller coaster of a year for analysts of global economics and politics. Terrorist tragedies from the US and France to Nigeria and Iraq shocked us, Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake, and Volkswagen’s massive fraud surfaced.  A million migrants flowed into Europe, and...

On Tuesday, the United Nations issued its 24th annual condemnation of the American embargo of Cuba. There was a silver lining. With the recent thawing of relations between Cuba and the United States, expectations are running high for political normalization between the two countries and the promising...

The Bastille Day announcement of a nuclear deal with Iran generated a wide range of reactions. President Obama praised the deal, noting it “had stopped the spread of nuclear weapons in the region.” Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush called it “dangerous, deeply flawed, and short-sighted,” while...

Imagine a country plagued by extremely high murder rates, rampant violence, widespread smuggling and corruption, and organized crime networks that rival the government for authority in many regions of the country. The country is home to the most dangerous city in the world. And last...

Disease, war, corruption, and famine are the first images that come to mind when most people think of Africa. Beneath this veneer of negativity, however, lies a very different and positive story. Entrepreneurship is thriving, governance is improving, hunger is dissipating, and economic growth is...

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