Political risk must-reads
Eurasia Group’s weekly selection of essential reading for the political risk junkie — presented in no particular order. As always, feel free to give us your feedback or selections by tweeting at us via @EurasiaGroup or @ianbremmer.
Mohamed El-Erian, The Atlantic
What does America’s inability to form a coalition for action against Syria say about the state of global leadership? What are the economic implications in a world where developed countries cannot coordinate?
Nicholas Kulish, The New York Times
Tourism accounts for more than a quarter of Zanzibar’s economic activity. Could a recent attack labeled as Islamist extremism undermine the sector? What does it mean for Zanzibar’s push for more autonomy from mainland Tanzania?
Corruption in China
Yueran Zhang, Tea Leaf Nation
The demographic turmoil of China’s one child policy has been widely reported. Are vested interests at the local government level slowing reform?
The Globe and Mail
Chinese citizens may not have a voice in the ballot box, but they have other means of speaking out against leaders they don’t like. A smile — and some expensive watches — were the undoing of one safety official, who fell victim to what has been dubbed China’s “human-flesh search engine.”
Vivek Kemp, Fast Company
In 2010, an estimated 219 million people were infected with malaria. Could this technology — and a clever business model — do something about it?
Paul Caridad, Visual News
Warning: This might make you hungry.