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Tunisia and the Arab Spring: Why the Results Are Different

Tunisia achieved the level of the success story based on the results of the recent political developments in the country. [...]

Lost cities: where to pretend you are Indiana Jones

By Sarah Gilbert, Lonely Planet. Unearthing lost cities used to be the preserve of machete-wielding, Indiana Jones types, but advances [...]

Interactive Migration Map

From  http://visual.ly/interactive-migrations-map Click on the link:  Interactive Migration Map  to go to the map and pick a country to see [...]

How finance flows to Africa

As they prepare for the fast-approaching Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa (July 13-16, 2015), policymakers, [...]

New ‘Silk Road’ could alter global economics

From Robert Berke, Oilprice.com, Beginning with the marvelous tales of Marco Polo’s travels across Eurasia to China, the Silk Road [...]

Why Shiite Expansion Will Be Short-Lived

Analysis Forecast That a bloc of Shiite states has coalesced in the Middle East is a significant geopolitical development; that [...]

Are Emerging Markets Still An Asset Class?

Mohamed El-Erian, the former PIMCO CEO, wrote a piece for Bloomberg View questioning the merits of emerging markets as an [...]

Significant Slip—or Just a Blip—in Emerging Markets’ Foreign Exchange Reserves?

By Mark Mobius, Mobius Blog, For those looking to invest in emerging markets, a steady growth in foreign exchange reserves—in [...]

Russia Nervously Eyes the U.S.-Iran Deal

By Reva Bhalla, Stratfor, When a group of weary diplomats announced a framework for an Iranian nuclear accord last week [...]

These charts show you which countries own most of the United States’ foreign debt

By Simran Khosla, Global Post, US President Barack Obama unveiled his proposed 2016 budget last week, and from its plans for student [...]

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