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About 90 percent of global
ocean fishing stocks are fully exploited or overfished. Competition to exploit
this declining resource has led to geopolitical conflicts and social ills such
as piracy and pollution, while regulation and subsidies only exacerbate the
problem. Economics offers some institutional solutions that give the fishing
industry incentives to manage stocks for the long term.
Dr. Emmanuel Martin
Nearly a year and a half after Hong Kong’s “umbrella revolution” (Sept.-Dec. 2014), the legacy of the seemingly unsuccessful protest still dominates Hong Kong’s political debate. This adds a new twist to the city’s already complicated relations with Beijing, writes GIS Guest Expert Joseph Dobbs. Perceived interference by...
As Russia sinks deeper into economic crisis, the political games being played in that country have become increasingly alarming and difficult to interpret. The latest is a series of pointed threats against the political opposition, issued by Ramzan Kadyrov, the hardline leader of Chechnya. What is Mr. Kadyrov playing at, what does he hope to gain, and why does the ...
Professor Stefan Hedlund