Political risk must-reads
Eurasia Group‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúCrunch time for the TPP‚ÄĒand for U.S. leadership in Asia‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Claude Barfield, East Asia Forum
In the wake of Obama‚Äôs absence at the APEC summit, what is the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
‚ÄúSchadenfreude Alert: Huawei Calls for More Transparency‚ÄĚ ‚Äď 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.
‚ÄúAliko Dangote ‚Äď Africa‚Äôs richest man‚ÄĚ ‚Äď William Wallis, Financial Times
According to Dangote, his companies will soon be contributing as much as 10 percent of Nigeria‚Äôs GDP; that‚Äôs much more than John D. Rockefeller‚Äôs proportionate contribution to the American economy in the early 20th century. What can the story of Africa‚Äôs most successful businessman teach us about the best strategies in a booming but unpredictable investment environment?
‚ÄúEnergy Harnessing: New Solutions for Sustainability and Growing Demand‚ÄĚ ‚Äď A World Economic Forum Report
How will megatrends like climate change and innovative technologies impact the world‚Äôs energy outlook?
‚ÄúColleges Are Using Big Data To Predict Which Students Will Do Well‚ÄĒBefore They Accept Them‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Neil Ungerleider, fastcoexist.com
How is big data revolutionizing the college admissions process?
‚ÄúThis Map Shows The Most Famous Book Set In Every State‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Melissa Stanger and Mike Nudelman, Business Insider
The title says it all.