The history of international development is full of brief bubbles of excitement over ‘silver bullets’ to combat poverty. Is the artificial intelligence hype any different?
Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is over half way towards completion. But will the dam cause more problems than it solves?
Will American–and Mexican–nationalism be the end of the North American Free Trade Agreement?
Nigeria’s energy sector is in dire need of development, but it’ll take more than a new hydroplant to alleviate the country’s energy crisis
Macron skyrocketed to power and has enjoyed international popularity. But at home his economic reforms are proving tough for the French electorate to swallow
The US-Russia geopolitical clash isn't limited to diplomacy; it's about energy politics, too.
Frustrated Nigerians are facing off against the government and one another over the country’s structure, with little consensus reached other than “something must change”. But where does the private sector fit in?
The Merkel-Schäuble brand of development has manifested in the private-sector led ‘Compact with Africa’. Developmental considerations aside, investors should continue to hold their breath.
President Trump’s promises to roll back Obama’s attempt at normalizing US relations with Cuba is a poor use of Washington’s soft power. Rather, Trump should let dollars flow into the socialist state.
Swathes of America are being ravaged by the ongoing opioid abuse epidemic, affecting the poorest areas of the country hardest, and costing the US economy some $80 billion every year. Bipartisan action is needed to solve the crisis, writes Anthony Tipping.