Political risk must-reads
Eurasia Group’s 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.
U.S. diplomacy: failure to launch
Russian Diplomats Are Eating America’s Lunch – James Bruno, POLITICO
Russian ambassadors to the 28 NATO nations have 960 years of diplomatic experience. The same group of U.S. ambassadors has 331 years of experience. Russia has two political appointees serving as ambassadors to NATO countries; America has 16. What impact are these experience and preparedness gaps having in the current Ukraine crisis?
U.S. Confronts Consequences of Underestimating North Korean Leader – David Sanger, the New York Times
Almost all assumptions made by American intelligence about Kim Jung-un as he rose to power have been wrong. Where does it go from here?