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The Geopolitics of 2017 in 4 Maps

By George Friedman and Jacob L. Shapiro, From Geopolitical Futures, International relations and geopolitics are not synonymous… at least, not […]

Places around the world running out of water

With surging populations, the world is coping with the increased demand for water. A rapidly urbanizing population further strains the […]

Post-Sept. 11 Wars Have Cost $4.79 Trillion

On Sept. 14, 2001, President George W. Bush visited the still-smoldering ruins of the World Trade Center and addressed first […]

Global Map on Food Security

Link: Interactive Map on Global Food Security https://endingruralhunger.org/data/map/ How great are the FNS Needs? Needs is the average of: Access […]

Does Chinese Civilization Come From Ancient Egypt?

A new study has energized a century-long debate at the heart of China’s national identity. On a cool Sunday evening […]

Tracking the Growth Catalysts in Emerging Markets

By Nick Niziolek, Calamos Investments, The majority of the improved outlook and positive returns we’ve seen year to date in […]

Here’s who holds the world’s $60 trillion in sovereign debt

By Business Insider, The world’s governments now have around $60 trillion in debt which is then sold to investors as bonds. So […]

Investing With Impact in Emerging-Market Equities

By Henry D’Auria, Ted Mann, AllianceBernstein, Emerging markets are beginning to attract attention after five tough years. Beyond the return […]

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

Some people may be dimly aware that Thailand’s chilies and Italy’s tomatoes — despite being central to their respective local […]

Thoughts from the Frontline – Generational Chaos Ahead

By John Mauldin, Mauldin Economics, “This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt “Each generation […]

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