Political risk must-reads
Eurasia Group’s weekly selection of essential reading for the political risk junkie ‚Äď 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 via¬†@EurasiaGroup¬†or¬†@ianbremmer.
‚ÄúLeaving Bangladesh? Not an easy choice for brands‚ÄĚ ‚Äď¬†Jonathan Faney and Anne D‚ÄôInnocenzio, 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.
‚ÄúMaking a hash of finding the cash‚ÄĚ ‚Äď¬†The Economist
Why is it so hard to recover assets from former leaders who pilfered their countries while in power?
‚ÄúPakistan‚Äôs next prime minister wants to end decades-old feud with India‚ÄĚ ‚Äď¬†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 Pakistan‚Äôs 66-year history. Do Sharif‚Äôs decisive win and conservative credentials allow him to promote greater economic collaboration with India?
‚ÄúErdogan‚Äôs Great Gamble‚ÄĚ ‚Äď¬†John Hannah, Foreign Policy
Is a watershed agreement with Turkey‚Äôs 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?¬†
‚ÄúThe Ayatollah‚Äôs Game Plan‚ÄĚ ‚Äď¬†Mohsen Milani, Foreign Affairs
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei may not be able to simply choose Iran‚Äôs next president‚ÄĒbut he can influence the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in many different ways.¬†
‚ÄúThe Rescue of Jessica Buchanan‚ÄĚ ‚Äď¬†60 Minutes
This 15-minute TV segment tells the story of Jessica Buchanan‚Äôs abduction in Somalia‚ÄĒand eventual rescue by a Navy SEAL team.
Do you have an interest in geography‚Ä¶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.