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Ian Bremmer

Political risk must-reads

Ian Bremmer
Dec 20, 2013 16:47 UTC

Political risk must-reads

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.

New project to create drinking water from the Red Sea will also boost shrinking Dead Sea – William Booth and Howard Schneider, Washington Post

What are the implications of a Red Sea-Dead Sea initiative that required buy-in from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority?

The Chinese military machine’s secret to success: European engineering – David Lague, Reuters

Technically speaking, the European Union has had an official embargo on arms shipments to China since Tiananmen Square in 1989. So why are there so many European-made components in Chinese military craft?

Political risk must-reads

Ian Bremmer
Dec 11, 2013 17:13 UTC

Political risk must-reads

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.

Obama thaws U.S.-Cuba relations – DeWayne Wickham, USA Today

Are we witnessing a potential improvement in U.S.-Cuba relations? Was Obama’s handshake with Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service merely an attempt to avoid a diplomatic snub — or did it signal something more substantial to come?

Round Two: EU Grooming Klitschko to Lead Ukraine – Nikolaus Blome, Matthais Gebauer, and Ralf Neukirch, Spiegel Online

Political risk must-reads

Ian Bremmer
Nov 25, 2013 18:54 UTC

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.

America should not try to keep its shale gas to itself – Bill Richardson

Russia uses energy as a tool of its foreign policy. America should too.

The year of leading from behind – The Economist

What happens when Mexico’s reforms “begin to hurt the powerful interests they are aimed at?”

Political risk must-reads

Ian Bremmer
Nov 18, 2013 21:40 UTC

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.

Saudi Arabia’s Shadow War” – David Kenner, Foreign Policy

Is Saudi Arabia enlisting Pakistan to train Syrian rebels?

A little local difficulty” – The Economist

In its attempt to keep unwanted stories out of the news, China has begun to create headlines of its own for cracking down on foreign journalism in the country.

India to beat US in number of Internet users: report” – Times of India

A recent report estimates that India will overtake the US to become the world’s second largest internet base within eight months.

Political risk must-reads

Ian Bremmer
Nov 7, 2013 17:12 UTC

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.

India, Myanmar, Thailand trilateral highway may start soon” – 

Political risk must-reads

Ian Bremmer
Oct 22, 2013 15:42 UTC

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.

Must-reads

Crunch time for the TPP—and for U.S. leadership in Asia” – Claude Barfield, East Asia Forum

In the wake of Obama’s absence at the APEC summit, what is the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Political risk must-reads

Ian Bremmer
Oct 15, 2013 18:55 UTC

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.

Must-reads

EU Immigration: Only the Rich Are Welcome” – Claus Hecking, Spiegel Online

It seems many EU countries have a new product to boost growth — entry into the EU itself. Today, Latvia offers the bargain rate, with a resident permit available for anyone who spends $96,500 on real estate in the country. A recent survey by the immigration department showed that less than a fifth of people taking part in the residence permit program are actually settling permanently in Latvia.

Political risk must-reads

Ian Bremmer
Oct 7, 2013 18:10 UTC

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.

Must-reads

The Rise of the Rest of India: How States Have Become the Engines of Growth” – Ruchir Sharma, Foreign Affairs

With 1.2 billion people, 34 officially recognized languages (and only 40 percent of citizens speaking a dialect of Hindi), India often seems like more of a continent than a country. Could the diversity between states yield economic advantages?

Political risk must-reads

Ian Bremmer
Sep 27, 2013 18:53 UTC

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.

Must-reads

Taxis Vanish in Rain as Singapore Gets Congested” – Sharon Chen, Bloomberg

Singapore’s population has grown by more than a million since mid-2004 to 5.3 million today. The 1996 transport system white paper planned for a population of 4 million by 2030. All this growth is a good problem to have—but can Singapore’s infrastructure support it?

Political risk must-reads

Ian Bremmer
Sep 20, 2013 18:38 UTC

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.

China Finds Resistance to Oil Deals in Africa” – Adam Nossiter, The New York Times

Many African governments have begun fighting back against lopsided oil contracts with that Chinese that were often locked in by corrupt former regimes.

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