Why is Venezuela starving?

by Federico N. Fernández* ** The world, once again, is looking at Venezuela in shock and awe. For the past two weekends we have witnessed how desperate Venezuelans masses cross the border to Colombia to buy food, medicine, and supplies. The border, by the way, was closed by Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro himself in August

25 Jul 2016

From the 1956 Suez Canal Crisis to the Turkey’s 2016 Failed Coup: Geopolitics and a Series of Dreams

by John Charalambakis Somewhere in the middle of the Pacific last weekend over dinner with Bob Zimmerman the lyrics of his song “A Series of Dreams” echoed in my ears. The attempted coup in Turkey was falling apart in the midst of geopolitical uncertainties from Asia (and the pertinent sea-related disputes in the South China

21 Jul 2016

The falling yuan: implications for China’s economy

by Enrico Colombatto In July 2016, the yuan dropped to its lowest rate versus the dollar since 2010. What does this development mean, and what can we expect for the future, given Chinese ambitions to present the yuan as a strong and reliable international currency? In order to make any predictions, it is necessary to

21 Jul 2016

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