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China’s new global economic footprints keep testing the belief in the role between the market and the state

June 21, 2018

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Global Series: China

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2018 and Africa’s Politically and Economically Marginalized Groups

January 17, 2018

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African Continent on Tiles

John Mukum Mbaku discusses some of the stuggles that minority groups in Africa have faced.

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Which way is out? – Ethics in a post-Austerity World

August 9, 2017

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Arrows Leadership Concept on Chalkboard

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Why is China so anxious about securing energy abroad?

June 22, 2017

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Jeffrey Wilson explores why Asia’s new economic giant frets so much about its energy supply. […]

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It is Truly an Ill Wind… : Economic Losers and Winners from the ISIL Invasion of Iraq – by Frank Gunter

July 24, 2014

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Entrepreneur

Amid the chaos of the conquest of a large part of Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL, also know as ISIS, the Caliphate, or the Islamic State), there has been a great deal of attention paid to the political, military, social, humanitarian, and even religious implications. However, there has been little discussion of the economic impacts beyond a rise in the price of oil and drop in Iraqi oil exports. Professor Frank Gunter of Lehigh University, a retired Marine Colonel and economic advisor in Iraq, identifies the economic winners and losers created by the division of Iraq into sections controlled by the government in Baghdad, the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), and the ISIL.

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