Blogroll

Food Security Under Threat in Kenya

Population growth and low agricultural productivity are deepening Kenya’s dependence on food imports.

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Ideology First: Italy’s Troubled Approach to Migration

Far from leading to substantive reforms, Rome’s new line on immigration risks deepening the rift in the EU.

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Can Saudi Arabia Prevent The Next Oil Shock? 

A healthy appetite for crude, combined with an unexpectedly high level of compliance has stabilized markets. The threat of higher oil prices culling demand is still very low but will be looming on the horizon.

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After US Withdrawal, Iran Embraces China

Relations between China and Iran are free from the concerns around human rights that continue to dog Western powers’ sometimes troubled interactions with Beijing.

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Pakistan: Drought Time-bomb is Ticking

What can Pakistan learn from Israel in water management?

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Finally, Even US Officials Question the Af-Pak Narrative

US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko and General John Rutherford Allen, who commanded 150,000 U.S. and NATO forces from July 2011 to February 2013 in the war-battered country, have poked holes in the US-Afghan narrative on Pakistan in their recent statements, says one Pakistani analyst.

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Emerging Market Meltdown Could Undermine Oil Rally

Higher production doesn’t necessarily mean higher oil prices are entirely out of the question, and in fact, the oil market is still faced with a ton of uncertainty.

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Leapfrogging Won’t Solve Africa’s Economic Woes

With its rapidly growing population, Africa should follow the tried-and-tested route of using manufacturing to achieve growth.

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FATA — One Faultline Fixed, Nearly!

Equitable and accelerated mainstreaming is the only answer to fixing faultlines that are prone to exploitation by the vested interest.

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The Race for Dominance in Pacific, Indian Ocean and Asia

The US and Japan can dominate China in the Pacific, while the US and India do the same in the Indian Ocean. Does it really matter that the Chinese cannot match these alignments in dominating the oceans?

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