Articles / Rubric: Global

October 2013 | Global
Russia Should Rejoin the Muslim Markets
In early October, Kazan hosted KazanSummit 2013,  the 5th International Economic Summit of Russia and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). On the eve of the event, a World Economic Journal reporter met with Linar Yakupov, Chairman of the forum’s org...

October 2013 | Global
Syrian Energy Conundrum
The U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war is causing unprecedented geopolitical instability in the Middle East. With the interests of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Iran, and Russia at stake, the Syrian catastrophe poses yet another potential hazard to global stability...

October 2013 | Global
Leaving Afghanistan Behind
With the 2014 withdrawal date for NATO troops out of Afghanistan approaching, the future of this country is becoming more unpredictable. Will Afghan security forces be able to ensure the stability of their own country? How will the Taliban react – will they enter ...

October 2013 | Global
An Economic Dimension to the Arab Spring
North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean still haven’t recovered from the effects of the Arab Spring, the “Islamic democracy project.” Neither GDP growth, nor oil production, nor income from tourism have yet returned to their pre-revolutionary figure...

September 2013 | Global
Neo-Industrialization and the Age of Innovation Shine in Emerging Markets
The recent economic slowdown has shifted markets globally. While developed markets are still passing through tortoise-like sluggish recovery, emerging markets are moving at a faster pace. The last few decades have witnessed rapid growth of the world economy driven by a ...

September 2013 | Global
Undervalued Turkey
After a deep freeze in the negotiations over Turkey’s accession to the EU, which began back in 2005, the first signs of progress have appeared. However, the Turks seem tired from years of waiting and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is more and more often talki...

September 2013 | Global
Too Soon to Bury the WTO
’The WTO is going through hard times: Under the conditions of economic crisis, many countries are turning to protectionism, and a Doha Round agreement on new principles for liberalization of global trade has not gotten off the ground. Furthermore, economic integra...

September 2013 | Global
Sometimes They Return
More and more American companies are bringing their manufacturing back home from China. A trend like this is unlikely to be based on a sudden surge of patriotism, but rather due to the rising minimum wage in China and the studies showing that consumers are willing to pa...

September 2013 | Global
How the World Is Beating a Virus
Thirty-two years ago, when the HIV virus was first diagnosed, the disease was a death sentence and there were no medicines able to prolong life for those infected with HIV. Seventeen years ago, when the first decent anti-viral drugs appeared, treatment cost $10,000 per ...

September 2013 | Global
France Opposes Industrialization
The euro crisis, which isn’t letting go of Europe, has forced governments in the European Union to consider whether everything is properly in place for industry. Is Europe able to survive on its own without Asian colonies? The recent collapse of Bangladesh’s...

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