Political risk must-reads
Eurasia Group’s weekly selection of essential reading for the political risk junkie â€“ presented in no particular order, and shared from ForeignPolicy.com. As always, feel free to give us your feedback or selections by tweeting at us viaÂ @EurasiaGroupÂ orÂ @ianbremmer.
â€śLeaving Bangladesh? Not an easy choice for brandsâ€ť â€“Â Jonathan Faney and Anne Dâ€™Innocenzio, Associated Press
The recent tragedy in Bangladesh is a reason for multinationals to take their business elsewhere. The average hourly wage of 24 cents in Bangladesh (compared to $0.45 in Cambodia, $0.52 in Pakistan, $0.53 in Vietnam, or $1.26 in China) may prove sufficient reason to stay.
â€śMaking a hash of finding the cashâ€ť â€“Â The Economist
Why is it so hard to recover assets from former leaders who pilfered their countries while in power?
â€śPakistanâ€™s next prime minister wants to end decades-old feud with Indiaâ€ť â€“Â Jon Boone, Jason Burke and Emma Graham-Harrison, The Guardian
Last weekend, Nawaz Sharif became prime minister in a resounding victory that was the first peaceful transfer of power from one civilian government to another in Pakistanâ€™s 66-year history. Do Sharifâ€™s decisive win and conservative credentials allow him to promote greater economic collaboration with India?
â€śErdoganâ€™s Great Gambleâ€ť â€“Â John Hannah, Foreign Policy
Is a watershed agreement with Turkeyâ€™s Kurds the next big step for Prime Minister Recep Erdogan? Or will a political challenge as old as the Turkish state itself prove too difficult to meet?Â
â€śThe Ayatollahâ€™s Game Planâ€ť â€“Â Mohsen Milani, Foreign Affairs
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei may not be able to simply choose Iranâ€™s next presidentâ€”but he can influence the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in many different ways.Â
â€śThe Rescue of Jessica Buchananâ€ť â€“Â 60 Minutes
This 15-minute TV segment tells the story of Jessica Buchananâ€™s abduction in Somaliaâ€”and eventual rescue by a Navy SEAL team.
Do you have an interest in geographyâ€¦or procrastination? Via Google Maps, Geoguessr drops you at a random point in the world; you guess your location based on your surroundings and get points for proximity.