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Doing Business 2015

Doing Business 2015

Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 12th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulat ...
BBC Country Profiles

BBC Country Profiles

Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. ...

Oman’s Transition and the legitimacy of autocratic rule

Oman’s Transition and the legitimacy of autocratic rule Last week, global media was fixated on a brief speech by the absolute ruler of the Sultanat ...

The Indian Avatar of Democracy

I must start this post by recanting a bit of history. In Athena, circa BC 508, Cleisthenes , an aristocrat and grand son of a tryant is cred ...
Putin, the EU and the return of the Black Sea spring

Putin, the EU and the return of the Black Sea spring

Another one bites the dust! Viktor Yanukovych of the Ukraine  flees to his stronghold in the eastern part of the country or p ...

The Global business of keeping America solvent

Will Rogers, the american satirist once remarked ' All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance' It su ...