Iran Ballistic Missile Tests an Affront to the Nuclear Accord

Iran Ballistic Missile Tests an Affront to the Nuclear Accord

On Dec. 17, 2015, the U.S. lawmakers said that Iran’s continued ballistic missile tests are a serious affront to the recently signed nuclear accord. Tehran is reported to have launched two missile tests on October 10 and Nov. 21, 2015, near Chabahar, a port city close to Iran’s border with Pakistan. Congress views this as a […]

Argentina Economy Ready for an Overhaul

Argentina Economy Ready for an Overhaul

On Dec. 16, 2015, Argentina’s new president, Mauricio Macri, introduced a number of economic reforms in an effort to overhaul the troubled economy of his country. The priority among them was lifting the restrictions on buying the U.S. dollar, which led to the devaluation of the weak Argentine peso. Although these changes came with soaring prices, […]

United Nations COP21 and the Implications for Africa

United Nations COP21 and the Implications for Africa

The 21st United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21) agreed to a historic climate deal in Paris on Dec. 12, 2015. The COP21 pact has been seen by many observers as giving a fresh impetus to African countries towards combatting climate change. The Paris Agreement, ratified by nearly 200 countries, arguably has important policy and development implications […]

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