Eurasia Group’s weekly selection of essential reading for the political-risk junkie — presented in no particular order, and shared from ForeignPolicy.com. As always, feel free to give us your feedback or selections by tweeting at us via @EurasiaGroup or @ianbremmer.
‘Reshaping the world through trade” – Timothy Garton Ash, Los Angeles Times
Trade deal fever — from TTIP to TPP — is partly a hedge against China’s rise. But that doesn’t mean China shouldn’t be invited. In fact, China’s inclusion should be encouraged…provided it adapts its economic approach to meet the entrance criteria.
“Cholera in Haiti: The UN strain” – The Economist
A cholera outbreak in Haiti has killed almost 8,200 Haitians, and sickened nearly 665,000 (7 percent of the entire population). Is it possible that poor sanitation at a UN peacekeeping base is to blame? The evidence says yes; the UN says the charges are “not receivable.”
“Sales Force: Why Emerging Markets are the Future for U.S. Businesses” – Bhaskar Chakravorti and Gita R. Rao, Foreign Affairs