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Has Madagascar Managed to Avert a Crisis?

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Madagascar has cobbled together a national unity government, but will it be enough to stabilize the political process and a delicate economic recovery?

FLASH: Emerging Markets Reeling from Investor Flight to Safety

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Developing market currencies are tumbling around the world as investors pull out in favor of safer returns in the United States and elsewhere.

Will the IMF Rescue Macri’s ‘Gradual Austerity’ in Argentina?

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Argentinian President Mauricio Macri talked the talk of market liberalization, but his government has walked right into another IMF bailout.

Global Forecast (06-28-2018)

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Another attempt at Taliban talks in Afghanistan, Venezuela’s oil industry struggles to fulfil its contracts, and Turkey secures a YPG pullout from Manbij.

Water Shortages: China’s Unrecognized Threat

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China faces a water crisis that won’t be solved until pricing aligns with the reality of this increasingly scarce resource.

Energy: A Basic Human Right

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It’s time to codify access to clean and reliable energy as a basic human right.

Uranium in Niger: When a Blessing Becomes a Curse

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Niger has the world’s fourth-largest uranium reserves, and not much to show for it.

Russia in the Arctic: Friend or Foe?

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Russia is making great strides in the Arctic. Should other Arctic Council states be concerned?

TPP Back on the Table for the United States

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It was always going to be a matter of time, but few predicted the about face would come this quickly.

Merkel Changes Her Tune on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

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For the first time ever, the German Chancellor has acknowledged the geopolitical sensitivities surrounding the controversial pipeline project.

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