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Angolans enjoy a holiday at the beach in front of the capital skyline, marked by new construction, Luanda, Angola, March 8, 2010 (photo by Flickr user mp3ief, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license).
Country Report

Dwindling Assets: Oil, Inequality and Angola’s Emerging Fault Lines

Since the end of its civil war, Angola has made great progress, but now confronts an economic crisis driven by falling oil prices and exacerbated by staggering inequality. Meanwhile, the ruling party faces a determined opposition and an internal battle over who will succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. more


Qatar Ties Reflect India’s Middle East Balancing Act

By Saurav Jha
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India’s growing ties with Qatar are part of a broader policy of Indian engagement throughout the Persian Gulf and the wider Middle East, on issues from labor access to energy security. India is hedging its bets against the threat of more instability, using diversified partnerships across the region to protect its interests. more

Special Report

Chavismo After Chavez: Venezuela in the Maduro Era

By The Editors
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Two years after the death of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela finds itself mired in crisis. A drop in energy prices has devastated an already weak economy, while a crackdown on civil society has stifled the political opposition. This report draws on articles covering Venezuela from the outset of President Nicolas Maduro’s tenure. more

Global Insider

To Meet Growing Demand, Jordan Turns to Nuclear Energy

By The Editors
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Last week, Jordan signed a $10 billion deal with Russia to build its first nuclear power plant. In an interview, David Schenker, director of the program on Arab politics at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, discussed Jordan’s nuclear energy policy. more

Global Insider

Despite Falling Energy Prices, Arctic Oil Exploration Likely to Continue

By The Editors
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The U.S. Department of the Interior is due to decide this week if Royal Dutch Shell can restart drilling for oil off the coast of Alaska after it was forced to shut down operations in 2012. In an interview, Robert Huebert, an associate professor at the University of Calgary, discussed Arctic drilling amid the slump in global oil prices. more

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Civilian Nuclear Exports Poised to Become Major Tool for India

By The Editors
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Last month, India signed a nuclear energy deal with Sri Lanka during Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's visit to New Dehli. In an email interview, Saurav Jha, an independent energy consultant in India, discussed India’s civilian nuclear export industry. more