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Early in this century, the U.S.
unexpectedly moved from being a major natural gas importer to a significant
exporter and changed its energy consumption to a more environment-friendly mix.
It all happened due to its development of shale gas production. The world’s two
other major gas markets – Europe and Asia – have experienced significant
adjustments as well.
Teresa Nogueira Pinto
Despite the untimely death of the leader of its opposition movement, Mozambique has managed to implement changes that will end years of political violence. The country is rich in natural gas and has plenty of agricultural potential, but a financial scandal and terrorism in its northern provinces are holding it back. Until these lingering problems are resolved, its much-anticipated economic boom will never materialize.
Anonymous GIS Expert
call Siberia Russia's blessing, others its curse. But this vast region’s real buried
riches can be found in its political culture. The Siberian values of individual
freedom and political autonomy have so far not been overcome by Russia's
statist centralism. Once the country's current policies run their course, this
essential Russian region could replace them with its own unique democratic
Dr. Svyatoslav Kaspe
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