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most important part of Europe’s security perimeter in the 21st
century may be its southern rim. The migration crisis of 2015 was only a
foretaste of the demographic, economic and political pressures that are
building up in the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa. Yet the approaches tried by
European powers in this vital and growing region have generally failed. They
need to get it right as new rival enters the neighborhood – China.
Teresa Nogueira Pinto
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
By attacking large families and ignoring failed states, Europe is tackling African poverty and the roots of its migration problem from the wrong end.
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
El Salvador is Central America’s most densely populated country. With six million people and a gross domestic product of $25 billion, its per capita GDP is $4,100 – not bad for a country generally considered poor by international standards. In the region, only Costa Rica does much better. El Salvador’s potential for further development is strong, but it is being he...
The drama of Brazil’s immense political and economic crisis has reached a sort of “ground zero” point, from which it can develop in any direction, leading to a positive or very negative outcome for the country.
In early December 2015, Brazil’s Congress unexpectedly and abruptly moved to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. A...
Carlos Eduardo Lins da Silva
As it gears up for the sixth presidential election since its 1986 revolution, the Philippines faces a host of challenges on the economy, foreign policy and domestic political reform. The biggest issue is tensions with China, but the incoming president will also have to tackle corruption to unleash this young, populous country’s economic potential. Three candidates ...
For a long time after World War II, India attracted little interest from Japan. New Delhi was on the wrong side of the Cold War in Tokyo’s eyes, and its autarkic economic policies left little space for Japanese trade or investment. In time, Japan became India’s largest aid supplier and continues to lead donors. Over the past eight years, though, the two countries h...
Pramit Pal Chaudhuri