Africa / Middle East

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A World Map of the Most-Googled Car Brands

  ap of the Most-Googled Car Brands Popular Mechanics Rollin Bishop © Provided by Top SpeedThe good folks at Top [...]

World’s Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities

Every year, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on their favorite cities around the globe in our annual World’s [...]

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 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,, 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 [...]

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