African Business Success is a Long-term Proposition

Impressive returns may await those who approach Africa with a long-term view

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Hold the 2022 Winter Olympics in Kazakhstan

Neither Beijing nor Almaty is an ideal place to hold the 2022 Olympics, but Almaty is by far the better choice

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19 Jun

Pope Francis, Climate Change, Science and Technology

Pope Francis may be the most widely admired pope in recent times, especially among non-Catholics, but his encyclical “On Care for Our Common Home” contains language and ideas that should give pause to rationalists of every political and religious persuasion.

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Can Kazakhstan Escape the Middle-Income Trap?

Since the break-up of the Soviet Union Kazakhstan has done far better economically than most of the other former Soviet republics, with per capita GDP rising from a little over $1,200 to nearly $14,000. But reaching its stated goal of becoming one of the world’s 30 richest countries by 2050 is far from assured.

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Are the Chinese doing damage in Africa?

In The Manzella Report’s “Insider Experts” video series, John Manzella interviews Chip Krakoff who has worked in 30 African countries and knows a thing or two about the continent.

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Trade Agreements and Cultural Exceptions: A Plea for Tolerance

Outgoing WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy has recently criticized EU-US and transpacific trade talks, which have the potential to create the world’s two largest free trade areas and measurably increase prosperity and growth for hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people. He has a point. Several, actually.

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Like a Ton of BRICS: Let’s Drop the Catchy Emerging Markets Acronymns

Eurasia Group founder and emerging markets guru Ian Bremmer has come around to the view that the BRICS construct is nothing more than a bunch of countries “united by a catchy acronym” and little else.

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Hillary’s African Safari: Where Idealism and Realism Collide

It must come as some reassurance to Mitt Romney that he is not the only would-be President who says remarkably silly things while visiting foreign lands. Last month Hillary Clinton, on a tour of sub-Saharan Africa, delivered a speech in Senegal in which she said that the United States would stand up for democracy and universal human rights “even when it might be easier or more profitable to look the other way, to keep the resources flowing.” In a barely veiled dig at China, she added, “Not every partner makes that choice, but we do and we will.”

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Mexico, the new Brazil, when it was the new China, before Africa and Switzerland showed up

According to the Financial Times, in perversion of all perversions, we’re now supposed to believe that Switzerland is the new China. Got that?

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