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June-July 2014 | Global
U.S. Sets Its Sights on Asia
Over the past decade, the Asian-Pacific Region (APR) has shown impressive rates of economic growth and has had some success in reducing poverty. Yet many experts are talking about the displacement of the centers of power and economic life from Europe to Asia. China is p...

June-July 2014 | Companies and Markets
India and China ake the Northern Route
To this day, the Arctic remains the most pristine, untouched piece of the Earth where there are a vast number of natural resources, oil and gas among them. Those claiming a piece of the “Arctic pie” have already accumulated quite a large portion and don&rsqu...

June-July 2014 | Companies and Markets
Blessed with Oil
Until recently, East Africa was considered a poor region compared to West Africa, in terms of traditional energy sources. But new oil and gas fields in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Mozambique have turned the East African region into an area of interest for global oil an...

June-July 2014 | Global
Payment Independence
A law will take effect this summer that establishes a national payment system (NPS) in Russia, which is supposed to become, in the near future, an alternative to Visa and MasterCard within the country.

April-May 2014 | Global
The universal weapon
According to U.S. experts, the most terrible modern weapon that can be deployed in global conflicts are economic sanctions. Indeed, not one country in the world today that is subject to sanctions could survive unscathed. Their recovery could take years, if not decades. ...

April-May 2014 | Global
A new world
The world order that formed after World War II no longer exists. It is simply a fait accompli, and whatever one′s attitude to the events of the last two months, it must be admitted: The world is on the verge of great change, both political and economic.

April-May 2014 | Global
Yet another Chinas big game
Sadika Hameed, CSIS fellow, Program on Crisis, Conflict and Cooperation spoke with WEJ on the future of the Pakistan-China relations and its impact on the regional geopolitical and economic stability.

April-May 2014 | Global
Together, but Not Equal
It is believed that women in the 20th century won equal rights and opportunities. But does this mean that the market values them on an equal basis with men? Not at all. As proof of this, Bloomberg experts estimate that women make up only 8% of the CEOs of U.S. companies...

April-May 2014 | Global
Scandinavias Equal Rights
Though no country has yet to achieve absolute gender equality, in 2013 the closest were the Northern European nations. These findings come from the Global Gender Gap Index, published annually by the World Economic Forum. What is the secret to success for the Northern Eu...

April-May 2014 | Global
Who Will Pay Syrias Disposal Fee?
By the end of 2014, all of Syria’s chemical weapons and production facilities must be destroyed. Over the next several weeks through the end of March, the most dangerous and toxic elements of Syria’s arsenal will be disposed of. No chemical components should...


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