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  • World Bank President Jim Yong Kim at the 2012 World Bank Annual Meeting. Photo: Ryan Rayburn

    Rebasing the Nigerian Economy

    A row has developed between Nigeria's finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim. It would seem that Kim hasn't quite signed off on the idea that Nigeria has experienced structural economic improvements.

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel touring a military academy in Beijing

    Gunboat Diplomacy in Asia

    Tensions over the South China Sea without fail grabs the headlines whenever there is an incident, however insignificant. However, diplomacy is the only way to resolve tensions in the region given its economic important.

  • Assembling the Nord Stream in 2011. Bair175/CC BY-SA

    Europe and Gas Dependency

    The problem of how to wean Europe off of Russian natural gas is probably more problematic than actually resolving the crisis in Ukraine. With Europe criss-crossed by several gas pipelines the challenge will be to bypass Russia altogether.

  • Infantrymen curiously eye the new British Army weapon – a Mark I ‘tank’ – before its debut in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette on 15 September 1916. Photo: IWM-Q 5574

    Tanks in Cyberspace

    Thomas C. Wingfield and Robert Sharp look at the advent of the battle tank in the First World War as a parable to the advent of cyberweapons and whether the pandoras box has been opened.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations committee

    Mid-East Peace Process is Dead

    Secretary of State John Kerry has all but admitted that the Middle East peace process is dead. Much like most of the Obama administration's initiatives in the region it has gone nowhere. The term 'poof' is apropos.