Economics

What President Ghani’s Visit to China Means

What President Ghani’s Visit to China Means

By Moheb Arsalan J, Afghan Analyst
Location Afghanistan Afghanistan

Seeking a closer alliance with China could help Afghanistan improve its economy and enhance relations with Pakistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has planned to visit China on an official state visit starting on October 28. After being elected as the new President of Afghanistan, Ghani’s trip is coming at a crucial time when the US-led coalition is set to end its combat mission in Afghanistan. This scenario provides an opportunity for a new phase of […]

October 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Afghanistan, Business, China, Economics
China at a Crossroads in Gilgit-Baltistan

China at a Crossroads in Gilgit-Baltistan

By Senge Sering, President of Institute for Gilgit Baltistan Studies
Location United States United States

Conflicts between Chinese firms and locals of Gilgit-Baltistan are not new. With large outcry in Pakistan against recent Palestinian killings, one wonders at the nation’s pronounced silence on the continued Uighur genocide in China’s restive Xinjiang Province. This absence of protest by Pakistan on Muslim oppression in China is not without reason. China is Pakistan’s major defense and trade ally. China has major investments in much of the country including the UN-declared disputed region of […]

September 25, 2014 · 2 comments · Business, China, Economics
PM Matteo Renzi: ‘Don’t Come Back to Italy, Change the World’

PM Matteo Renzi: ‘Don’t Come Back to Italy, Change the World’

By Giuseppe Terranova, Deputy Editor of the Online Newspaper West
Location Italy Italy

Just as on Article 18 of the Jobs Act, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has broken another taboo. Renzi this time caused a stir on the matter of brain drain, and you just have to read what he said on September 22 to the many Italian professionals working in Silicon Valley: “I’m not asking you to come home; continue with your work to change the world.” It’s a revolutionary statement, at least in Italy, where […]

September 24, 2014 · 1 comment · Business, Economics, Europe, European Union, Italy
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Rising Poverty and Unemployment in Balochistan

By Adnan Aamir, Freelance Researcher, Analyst and Columnist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Balochistan and Pakistan falsely assert that the economic and political situation is improving. Balochistan is synonymous with problems and security concerns. The threats to the lives of political activists and journalists in Balochistan continue to rise. Contrary to claims of Chief  Minister Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, the security situation in Balochistan has deteriorated since he has assumed office of chief executive. Along with security related problems, poverty and unemployment are huge challenges in Balochistan and […]

September 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Balochistan, Economics, Pakistan, South Asia
How Shall Pundits Read the European Central Bank ‘Smoke Signs?’

How Shall Pundits Read the European Central Bank ‘Smoke Signs?’

By Paulo Casaca, Portuguese Politician
Location Portugal Portugal

Will the new European Central Bank policy of forcing the banks to use money lent to them by ECB in sensible growth and jobs promotion ways work? An awkward message popped up on my mobile phone today: Instead of the usual airplane or ferry delay announcements it was a press release from the European Central Bank declaring a smoke emission from its prospective new headquarters in Frankfurt A.M.. One could wonder whether the ECB was […]

Good Governance as our Goal: Because it Matters

Good Governance as our Goal: Because it Matters

By Arif Shala, Executive Director at the Institute for Economic Development Studies in Prishtine, Kosovo
Location Kosovo Kosovo

Good governance is important for every country, however when the issue of developing countries emerges it becomes the most important factor. People, tend to be rather predictable. Every behavior is triggered by an underlying motive, voting is no different. Citizens vote because they expect to gain effective governance as that is the key to their prosperity. The last elections in Kosovo raise two important matters. First is the matter of the majority which does not […]

June 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, Economics, Kosovo
3 Ways We Can Solve Global Youth Unemployment

3 Ways We Can Solve Global Youth Unemployment

By Chia-an Chan, Graduate in International Relations at New York University
Location United States United States

To tackle growing global unemployment rates, we need to address it from three levels: employer, government and international community. Thousands of Taiwanese students occupied the parliament to protest the Taiwanese government’s free trade agreement with China. The students are worried that the agreement will allow Beijing have a more influential role and that Chinese immigrant labor will flow into Taiwan. In Madrid, student protestors in what has been described as a “Dignity March” demonstrated against […]

June 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, Economics, Global