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Why Latin America must look to improve its standard of education
13 January 2014
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The challenges Brazil faces in 2014
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Correa’s reelection: what it means to Ecuador and Latin America
Will President Rousseff's reform plan calm Brazil protesters?
The impact on Brazil as it prepares to host the World Cup and Olympics
Chile street protests show failure of young to particpate in politcs
Productivity is no free lunch
Europe is worried about low and declining productivity growth. Most politicians and experts have a simple solution: more high-tech investments and more education, especially for young people. But it is questionable whether this proposed fix is realistic or will bring about the desired outcome. The educational visions that...
Professor Enrico Colombatto
India and Africa: two perspectives across the Indian Ocean
<i>This report presents, back-to-back, two scenarios for the emerging strategic relationship between India and Africa outlined by GIS contributors, <b>Pramit Pal Chaudhuri</b> of India and <b>Teresa Nogueira Pinto</b>, our Africa expert.</i> View from India Africa summits are ...
Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
Chinese consumer market’s rising tide cannot be turned back
Can China develop a coherent, vibrant internal market and break its dependency on large state-owned industries? The country has made substantial progress over the last 20 years, says GIS Guest Expert Professor James Woudhuysen, and despite current concerns about the stability of its economy, there are good reasons to believe ...
Bachelet contends with copper and conservatives to keep Chilean reforms on track
Michelle Bachelet is vowing not to give up on the social overhaul of Chile’s free-market model that won her a second term as the country’s president in 2013. Yet the collapse of global copper prices has largely deprived her of the money to pay for the reforms, while a financial ...
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
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South Asia’s two nuclear-armed powers have been at loggerheads since they became separate states in 1947. Border disputes, especially over ...
Middle East politics
The region, one of the cradles of civilization, is going through a turbulent period of historic realignment. Its powers are ...
Changes in the political landscape
The political changes now becoming evident in most democratic countries are often decried as caused by “populists.” So-called radical movements, ...
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GIS Guest Expert Emma Hadrovic is a political and legal senior advisor and permanent representative to the EU for ITD, the association for the Danish road transport of goods. She is in charge of European Union single market and competition policies, ...
Professor Jaime Nogueira Pinto
HISTORIAN and political writer Professor Jaime Nogueira Pinto has published several books on Portuguese contemporary
GIS GUEST EXPERT Urs Schoettli is a columnist for Die Neue Zuercher Zeitung, a Swiss
Dr. James Jay Carafano
James Jay Carafano, a leading expert in America’s national security and foreign policy challenges, is
Dr. Carole Nakhle
Dr. Carole Nakhle is the founder and CEO of Crystol Energy, an advisory, research and
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin is a student of Latin American affairs with published research on
Professor Elisabeth Krecké
Elisabeth Krecké is a professor of economics at Aix Marseille University, France. Currently on long-term
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Dr. Frank Umbach
Dr. Frank Umbach is Research Director of the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security
Professor Enrico Colombatto
Enrico Colombatto is a professor of economics at the University of Turin, Italy. He is
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