Political risk must-reads
Eurasia Groupâ€™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 viaÂ @EurasiaGroupÂ orÂ @ianbremmer.
â€śCrunch time for the TPPâ€”and for U.S. leadership in Asiaâ€ť â€“ Claude Barfield, East Asia Forum
In the wake of Obamaâ€™s absence at the APEC summit, what is the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
â€śSchadenfreude Alert: Huawei Calls for More Transparencyâ€ť â€“ Adam Pasick, The Atlantic
Huawei remains mostly blocked from operating in the United States on suspicions that it is too enmeshed with the Chinese government. The company has pounced on the Snowden affair as an opportunity to highlight collaborations between Washington and the American telecom sector.
â€śAliko Dangote â€“ Africaâ€™s richest manâ€ť â€“ William Wallis, Financial Times
According to Dangote, his companies will soon be contributing as much as 10 percent of Nigeriaâ€™s GDP; thatâ€™s much more than John D. Rockefellerâ€™s proportionate contribution to the American economy in the early 20th century. What can the story of Africaâ€™s most successful businessman teach us about the best strategies in a booming but unpredictable investment environment?
â€śEnergy Harnessing: New Solutions for Sustainability and Growing Demandâ€ť â€“ A World Economic Forum Report
How will megatrends like climate change and innovative technologies impact the worldâ€™s energy outlook?
â€śColleges Are Using Big Data To Predict Which Students Will Do Wellâ€”Before They Accept Themâ€ť â€“ Neil Ungerleider, fastcoexist.com
How is big data revolutionizing the college admissions process?
â€śThis Map Shows The Most Famous Book Set In Every Stateâ€ť â€“ Melissa Stanger and Mike Nudelman, Business Insider
The title says it all.