March, 2018

  • 4 March

    Oil Market Fears: War, Default and Nuclear Weapons

    The U.S. is one of the few areas of the world in which there is an energy investment boom underway, a development that could smooth out the uncertainties of geopolitical events around the world. At the same time, outside of the U.S., there is a deterioration of stability in many oil-producing regions, aggravating risks for both oil companies and the …

February, 2018

  • 24 February

    The Next Oil Boom Will be Fueled by Blockchain?

    The oil majors are waking up to blockchain possibilities. From oil majors like BP and Shell to smaller innovators like Petroteq, the massive potential is set to be unlocked in the oil and gas industry through the innovative use of new technology.

  • 12 February

    Kazakhstan’s Water Efficiency to Ease Tensions with China

    Policymakers in Kazakhstan shift focus to domestic water saving measures to reduce reliance on river water flowing from China.

January, 2018

  • 27 January

    Stability Reigns But Sri Lanka Might Stay in Chains

    Sri Lanka will enter a critical phase of its economic reforms in 2018. In order to reap the full benefits of macroeconomic stability, the government should balance some quick policy fixes with deeper reforms.

  • 22 January

    Scientists Breeding Super-nutritious Crops to Help Solve Global Hunger

    Biofortification is a partial solution global hunger, which must go hand in hand with efforts to reduce poverty, food insecurity, disease, poor sanitation, social and gender inequality.

December, 2017

  • 31 December

    Creating A Sustainable Future: 5 Essential Reads

    Trump administration rollbacks dominated news about the environment in 2017 – but beyond Washington D.C., many researchers are developing innovative visions for a greener future.

  • 15 December

    Santa is Putting Christmas on the Blockchain and Saving Billions

    Blockchain cuts out the middlemen—like banks and copious cookie-eating data elves—allows transactions to update instantaneously, and stops any tampering with earlier records.

  • 14 December

    Why did Chinese Investment in the Philippines Stagnate?

    While inter-state relations do matter, the political relations between Beijing and Manila do not solely shape the rise or fall of Chinese foreign direct investment.

  • 13 December

    America’s Housing Crisis

    People need places to live, but greedy developers are taking advantage of popular markets like New York and California by marketing only to the rich. It might seem like capitalism at its finest, but there is a price to pay, and that is the well-being of the middle and lower classes.

  • 7 December

    The Women Carpenters of Hunza Valley

    A unique project in Pakistan’s Hunza Valley to renovate and maintain the Altit Fort in a sustainable manner, using locally grown timber, has led to the employment of women as carpenters as an essential part of the work.