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.
“Getting Serious: An End to the Russia-Japan Dispute?” – J. Berkshire Miller, The Diplomat
Russia and Japan have not yet formally signed a peace treaty to end their World War II hostilities. Could things really be looking up for their bilateral relationship?
“Why China’s Farms Are Failing” – Tom Philpott, The Atlantic
China has reduced its hunger rate from 20 percent of the population in 1990 to 12 percent today; an explosion in food production and economic growth has made this possible. But is the progress sustainable? Here are six disturbing trends about China’s land.
“Who owns Bangladesh?” – The Economist
Bangladesh has been governed by female prime ministers since 1991. But some estimates suggest women own as little as 2 percent of Bangladesh’s total agricultural land. What’s causing the gender-based ownership gap?