Commodities

Corruption and Mismanagement Plague the Iranian Petroleum Sector

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If past record is any indication, a healthy skepticism is warranted concerning Iran’s new oil discovery in Khuzestan province.

Reforming Financial Journalism in an Era of Geopolitical Flux

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Financial journalism is broken; here’s how to fix it.

Nigeria’s Winding Road to Recovery

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Will President Buhari’s economic legacy be “digital pioneer” or “purveyor of a lost decade”?

Development as a Response to External Exigencies

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We must not forget that development is a means to an end, a way for society to stand on its own two feet. It is not an end in and of itself.

No End in Sight for South Africa’s Economic Malaise

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The latest numbers out of South Africa suggest more economic pain to come.

Can Blockchain Help Rid Tech Products of ‘Conflict Minerals’?

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Distributed ledger technology is being used in efforts to remove conflict minerals from supply chains – but it doesn’t have all the answers.

Fact Sheet: China-Mongolia-Russia Corridor

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An overview of the China-Mongolia-Russia corridor, one of the main economic conduits envisioned by China’s One Belt One Road Initiative.

Mozambique: Democracy in Distress

FrelimoPosters, cc Flickr Andrew Moore, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The peace process involving Mozambique’s rival political factions is at risk of breaking down, with development of its substantial energy resources hanging in the balance.

Nile Basin Water Wars: The Never-Ending Struggle Between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan

Blue Nile in Khartoum, cc FLickr Juri Knauth, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam is approaching completion and regional partners are no closer to reaching a basin-wide agreement.

Chabahar Port Update

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Years removed from an extensive renovation and inaugural shipments, what effect is Chabahar port having on regional trade flows?

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