Category Archives: Where Next

China: The obscurity of power

The obscurity of power: Xi Jinping’s China, by Andrew Gilholm.  Amid the din of presidential change in the world’s established superpower, a looming leadership transition in its emerging superpower has gone little noticed. The Communist Party of China (CPC) will hold its five-yearly national congress in late 2017, marking the end of President Xi Jinping’s…
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Corruption in Mexico

Corruption in Mexico: The law comes to life, by Alejandro Aurrecoechea. As public opinion against corruption in Mexico surged from a simmer to a boil, Congress in June 2016 passed key enabling legislation to implement a new National Anti-Corruption System (NAS). This wide-ranging legal and institutional framework – which involves federal and state governments, as…
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Brazil, Argentina and globalisation

Brazil, Argentina and globalisation: More than fashionably late, by Thomaz Favaro. Brazil and Argentina welcomed 2017 as a fresh start. Both look poised to leave economic recession behind and recent leadership changes mean both expect to bolster their economies’ new-found vigour with successes on another front: foreign trade. The accession of Argentine President Mauricio Macri…
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Building Dubai in Africa

Building Dubai in Africa: Seeking to join the hub club, by Vincent Rouget. A growing number of governments across Africa are casting envious glances at the economic success of Dubai and Singapore, and want to replicate their model. Countries are lining up to become commercial gateways into Africa, capturing a portion of inbound global trade…
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