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February 21, 2009

Financial Markets
How Are GCC (and Other) Sovereign Funds Faring? An Update

This post is by Rachel Ziemba of RGE Monitor where this post first appeared. Thanks to Brad for letting me fill in. Recently,  Reuters reported that the assets under management of Kuwait’s sovereign…

How Are GCC (and Other) Sovereign Funds Faring?  An Update

January 26, 2009

Emerging Markets
A truly global slump. Do not look to the emerging economies for good news ...

Only a few months ago it was common to argue that growth in the emerging world would prevent a global recession. That forecast looks increasingly wide of the mark. The slowdown in the emergi…

A truly global slump.   Do not look to the emerging economies for good news ...

February 28, 2011

Political Movements
Fathers and Sons

Saif al-Islam, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, gestures as he speaks during an interview on state television, in this still image taken from video on February 24, 2011 (Reuters/Courtesy Reuters…

Fathers and Sons

February 28, 2012

Thailand’s Tentative Peace Is Collapsing

In a brief but informative piece in the Wall Street Journal recently, veteran correspondent James Hookaway notes that “a delicate détente between Thailand’s powerful armed forces and a populist gover…

Red shirt supporters wave flags as thousands of people gather outside the Grand Palace to celebrate the birthday of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok.

April 2, 2012

Fossil Fuels
Guest Post: IHS Author Defends Study on the Volcker Rule

In a post last Thursday, I identified four reasons for skepticism about a new IHS report that estimated the impact on energy markets of the currently proposed implementation of the Volcker rule. Kurt…

May 29, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
“Africa Day” in South Africa and President Jacob Zuma’s Rivals

The “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” are hitting President Jacob hard. Earlier this week, there was the controversy over a publicly exhibited oil painting that strongly resembled Zuma with …

South African President Jacob Zuma speaks during a media briefing at the Union Building in Pretoria, October 24, 2011.

October 30, 2013

Emerging Markets
Emerging Voices: Natalie Bugalski and David Pred on the Dark Side of Development

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Natalie Bugalski and David P…