Africa’s emulation of the China model doesn’t stop at the economy.
The Duterte administration has signaled a willingness to negotiate with the New People’s Army. But this is merely a first step in a long and tenuous peace process.
Beijing isn’t letting geography get in the way of it establishing a robust presence in the next great frontier of geopolitical competition.
Assessing market risks and potential winners and losers in the year ahead.
Any prospect of wider economic renewal in Venezuela starts and ends with its energy industry.
Despite some improvement in crime statistics over the past year, Venezuela remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world.
The Rwandan economic miracle is not without its costs.
Tobacco smuggling continues to fund trans-national criminal and terrorist networks around the world. But it doesn’t need to be this way.
Despite a recent stabilization, African debt levels have some worrying about the continent’s resilience in the event of a global economic downturn.
Xenophobia and climate change are providing fertile ground for ecofascism to win new converts.