The Food-Water-Energy Nexus: Smarter Environmental Policies

March 16, 2014

Who will benefit from investments in Africa's underused arable land resources? Experts agree that Africa has the capacity to feed itself and become a major global exporter of food, on the basis of coherent and integrated policies that incorporate impacts of the food-water-energy...

Managing Your Business Through a Chinese Banking Crisis

August 03, 2013

In times of uncertainty, financial prudence is the best route. By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  There has been much talk recently of a potential crisis in China’s banking system, and several financial ratings agencies and analysts have suggested all is not well. However, the Chinese system is...

Unilateral Economic Sanctions Against Iran: Unexpected Implications (Part 2/2)

May 21, 2013

The international sanctions against Iran have been effective. However, they also made the Iranian elite more practical and cynical by teaching it how to survive under external economic pressure. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one. In spite of existing sanctions, Iran keeps on...

Unilateral Economic Sanctions Against Iran: Unexpected Implications (Part 1/2)

May 14, 2013

The international sanctions against Iran have been effective. However, they also made the Iranian elite more practical and cynical by teaching it how to survive under external economic pressure. This is the first of a two part series. International reports on the economic and political situation...