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News You Really Need To See: “Italy’s Eni Finds ‘Supergiant’ Natural Gas Field Off Egypt”

“Italy’s Eni Finds ‘Supergiant’ Natural Gas Field Off Egypt” The Associated Press, August 30, 2015 http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fc84c97ac51440e09c0e1a4deddc4ae8/eni-says-its-found-supergiant-natural-gas-field-egypt “The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a ‘supergiant’ natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the ‘largest-ever’ found … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “A French C.E.O.’s Remarks on Leaving Israel Incite a Furor”

“A French C.E.O.’s Remarks on Leaving Israel Incite a Furor” The New York Times, June 5, 2015, p. A8 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/world/middleeast/french-telecom-executives-remarks-on-israel-incite-furor.html “A growing global pro-Palestinian movement to boycott Israel instantly created a national furor on Thursday after the top executive of … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Looting Machine,” The Book

May 31, 2015 by Darius  Africa’s mineral resources are arguably unmatched anywhere in the world: it holds 15% of the world’s crude oil reserves, 40% of its gold, 80% of its platinum, the world’s richest diamond mines, and massive deposits … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Looting Machine” Excerpt on Tax Dodges

May 17, 2015 by Darius  I recently read British journalist Tom Burgis’s excellent new book The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth.  I’ll write about the book itself sometime soon, but today I wanted … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair”

May 3, 2015 by Darius  The diamond industry is worth tens of billions of dollars every year.  In his book Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair, Matthew Hart explores every facet of the diamond industry, flaws and all, … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool: Helpful or Harmful?”

Mar. 2, 2015 by Darius Last week, I attended a debate on “Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool: Helpful or Harmful?”  Arguing the case for sanctions was David Kramer of the McCain Institute for International Leadership (yes, that McCain); arguing … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Russian Money Suspected Behind Fracking Protests”

“Russian Money Suspected Behind Fracking Protests” The New York Times, December 1, 2014, p.A6 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/01/world/russian-money-suspected-behind-fracking-protests.html “Vlasa Mircia, the mayor of this destitute village in eastern Romania, thought he had struck it rich when the American energy giant Chevron showed up here … Continue reading

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