Posts Tagged ‘international politics’

Africa’s poor numbers: “The growth and GDP numbers are guesses”

Posted on: February 28th, 2013 by iainmarlow | 1 Comment

Across Africa, statistical offices gather and calculate crucial economic data that help guide policy making for their own governments as well as international development agencies. There’s just one problem: The numbers are often guesses — and sometimes flat out wrong.

Is it okay if Iran gets the bomb?

Posted on: December 26th, 2012 by iainmarlow | No Comments

The question at a recent edition of the Munk Debates: If a theocratic country such as Iran got the bomb, would it act rationally like a nation state or like some feverishly religious “irrational” non-state actor such as a terrorist group?

NATO’s Jamie Shea on emerging security threats

Posted on: December 28th, 2010 by iainmarlow | No Comments

Jamie Shea, newly appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary General for the Emerging Security Challenges Division at NATO, recently discussed the Alliance’s revival and other crucial geopolitical issues with The Toronto Review.