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Ian Bremmer

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Politicak risk must-reads

Ian Bremmer
Sep 13, 2013 19:34 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. 

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Russia to invest $1 bln in rare earths to cut dependence on China” – Gleb Stolyarov, Reuters

With China currently producing 90 percent of the world’s rare earth supplies, Russia has announced its desire to get involved too. After all, Russia’s rare earths consumption is expected to quadruple by 2020.

Political risk must-reads

Ian Bremmer
Sep 9, 2013 15:06 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.

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The New Isolationism: Why the World’s Richest Countries Can’t Work Together

Mohamed El-Erian, The Atlantic

What does America’s inability to form a coalition for action against Syria say about the state of global leadership? What are the economic implications in a world where developed countries cannot coordinate?

Political risk must-reads

Ian Bremmer
Aug 30, 2013 15:15 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.

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Why Bo Stole the Show” – Minxin Pei, Project Syndicate

Day One of the Bo Xilai trial was jarringly transparent; it’s hard to believe it was China’s attempt at upholding rule of law and judicial integrity. After all, Beijing clamped down from the second day onward. So how did Bo Xilai get a chance to speak his mind so openly and dramatically? What impact might it have?

Mutually Insured Destruction” – Maggie Koerth-Baker, New York Times

Can predictive algorithms used by reinsurance companies successfully measure the economic impact of climate change?

Political risk must-reads

Ian Bremmer
Aug 23, 2013 13:11 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.

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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?

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