Once the breadbasket of southern Africa, Zimbabwe is today one of the poorest countries in the continent.
If the global economy takes a hard turn towards renewables in the decades to come, some countries will benefit more than others.
Part two explains how Sudan was a key player in not just the early rise of al-Qaeda, but also early attempts to bridge the gap between Sunni and Shiite Islam.
Egypt’s economic struggles have allowed Saudi Arabia to increase its hold over a major geopolitical prize of waterborne trade: the Suez Canal.
In a period where energy supply exceeds demand, consumers should take advantage of the situation and enforce new policies that sanction excessive emissions and reward emission efficiency.
One has altered the Middle Eastern map, and the other has proven far more resilient than many believed possible.