Posts in International
Transitional Justice in South Sudan

The Peace Agreement signed in 2018 covers not only the necessary political, military and institutional changes, but also dedicates a whole chapter of its articles to transitional justice. With this mechanism there is hope that the highly corroded social fabric can heal gradually for the benefit of the population.

Read More
Reducing Africa’s Infrastructure Deficits

I argue, therefore, that African economies can begin the process of deep integration if infrastructure networks are designed in such a way as to link production centers and distribution hubs across the continent. Indeed, this would emulate, under Africa’s own conditions, the networks of trade utilized by developed economies.

Read More
The Implications of Africa-China Relations

The Chinese government over the past few years has been working towards strengthening its ties with Africa with an elaboration on it’s vision for development on the continent. In this pursuit, the aim of China is to access resources, foreign markets, and boost its own global influence. 

Read More
Wow Air: The Story of a Bankruptcy That Threatens an Entire Economy

Last March the Icelandic company Wow Air cancelled its flights and announced the cessation of its operations.  The breakdown means the loss of more than a thousand jobs, and, according to the country’s Central Bank, may greatly impact the nation’s economy. 

Read More
International Sports Events: A Risky Bet

Importantly, the sports festival brought economic gains equivalent to 1.1% of the Russian economy and employed thousands of people. However, in the past couple of decades, the hosts of the world’s greatest international sport events have incurred significant economic losses.

Read More
Petrocaribe: The Inefficient Regional Organization

Venezuela must use oil as a diplomatic mechanism to achieve its objectives. However, the nation must have a coherent and realistic foreign policy through which it could obtain economic benefits and/or true allies in the Caribbean region.

Read More
Climate Change's Effects on Migration in Central America

Immigration is one of the most controversial and highly debated issues in the US today. However, one factor that can be easily overlooked is the role that climate change has played in driving migration in Central America.

Read More
China and the Global Economy: A Conversation with Stephen A. Schwarzman

The rise of China and the implications for the world are immeasurable, a message which reverberated clearly when Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Blackstone, and founder of Schwarzman Scholars, spoke during his fireside chat with Business Today.

Read More
Will Boeing Bounce Back?

These developments are contingent upon how successfully Boeing deals with the 737’s planes and the true extent of the current problem.

Read More