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A Glimmer of Light in Venezuela’s Gloom

International Crisis Group - 2019-07-15 22:07
A discreet Norwegian diplomatic effort represents the best hope for breaking Venezuela's political deadlock. To stop the country’s slide into humanitarian and economic catastrophe, pragmatic backers of both government and opposition should put aside empt ...

Turkey unveils plan to stave off economic crisis | Business| Economy and finance news from a German perspective | DW | 20.09.2018

DW - 2019-07-13 14:33

Turkey’ President Erdogan ousts central bank governor Cetinkaya amidst economic crisis

Clicklancashire - 2019-07-10 22:58

TURKEY – SYRIA Economic crisis and unemployment fuel attacks against Syrian refugees in Istanbul

Asianews - 2019-07-10 22:58

Mitsotakis becomes Greece's new PM on vow to end economic crisis

Gulan Media - 2019-07-08 18:15

Turkish economic crisis is of Erdogan's making - The National

Thenational - 2019-07-08 16:53

Turkey' President Erdogan ousts central bank governor Cetinkaya amidst economic crisis - The Indian Wire

Theindianwire - 2019-07-08 07:41

Turkey fires central bank chief as economic crisis endures | News | DW | 06.07.2019

DW - 2019-07-07 15:18

Turkey sacks central bank chief amid economic crisis

Telegraph - 2019-07-06 21:59

U.S. sanctions over S-400 to provide scapegoat for Turkey’s economic crisis - analyst | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-29 20:41

The Case for Kaesong: Fostering Korean Peace through Economic Ties

International Crisis Group - 2019-06-24 21:00
The Kaesong Industrial Complex, closed since 2016, was the most successful joint economic venture undertaken by North and South Korea. Reopening the manufacturing zone, with improvements to efficiency and worker protections, could help broker wider coope ...

Turkish minister's wife criticised for flaunting wealth amid economic crisis

France24 - 2019-06-13 06:31

Turkey's presidential system triggered economic crisis, says former central bank head | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-07 10:11

Turkey’s economic crisis not a foreign plot | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-07 10:11

Turkey's former central bank head says economic crisis continues | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-01 21:04

Is Turkey heading for an economic crisis? - BBC News

BBC - 2019-05-31 06:29

Turkey economic confidence slumps to lowest since currency crisis | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-28 18:20

Best solution to end economic crisis in Turkey is to fix lira to dollar or euro - WSJ | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-25 07:37

For Iranians, economic crisis looms larger than US tensions

Rûdaw - 2019-05-20 03:12
Many openly discuss their options to obtain a visa — any visa — to get abroad ...

Iraqi Kurdistan in political and economic crisis: Barzani′s sinking ship - Qantara.de

Qantara - 2019-05-19 08:48

Trump's Iran policy could prop up regime in spite of economic harms

International Crisis Group - 2019-05-18 01:02

A Way Out of Latin America’s Impasse over Venezuela

International Crisis Group - 2019-05-15 16:24
In recent years Venezuela’s political and economic implosion has become a major headache for much of Latin America. Regional governments should seek to find common ground and coordinate their efforts with the EU’s International Contact Group to push for ...

Venezuela crisis: What remains of the Caracas middle-class?

BBC - 2019-05-14 03:20
A look at how the elite part of Venezuela's capital is coping in the political and economic crisis. ...

How Greek crisis helped removed taboo on mental health

BBC - 2019-05-05 02:59
Mental health has always been a controversial subject in Greece, but the economic crisis changed that. ...

Turkey’s economic confidence rises to highest since currency crisis | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-04-29 18:00

Turkey lira crisis: Erdogan 'faces prolonged ECONOMIC SQUEEZE as lira heads lower' | City & Business | Finance | Express.co.uk

Express - 2019-04-26 06:24

Top AKP leader blames Erdogan for party losses, economic crisis | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-04-26 06:24

Turkey’s economic crisis is a glimpse into the future of Trump’s America | The Independent

Independent - 2019-04-11 09:41

Italy’s economic crisis and the OECD warnings - Modern Diplomacy

Moderndiplomacy - 2019-04-07 02:40

The country where not even graves are safe

BBC - 2019-04-07 01:15
Graves are being looted in Venezuela amid the country's economic and political crisis. ...

Turkish economic growth dips, lira crisis darkens outlook - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-04-06 18:49

No way out of Turkey’s economic crisis | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-03-29 16:15

Turkey spiralling into deep economic crisis - Daily Telegraph | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-03-29 16:15

Why the Federal Reserve is as much to blame for Turkey’s economic crisis as Donald Trump | The Independent

Independent - 2019-03-26 18:11

Amid deepening economic and political crisis, Turkey holds local elections - World Socialist Web Site

WSWS - 2019-03-21 06:15

Turkish government shirking blame for economic crisis, opposition says | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-03-20 19:08

Bridging the Gap in the Nile Waters Dispute

International Crisis Group - 2019-03-20 03:06
Ethiopia is building a mighty dam on the Blue Nile, promising economic benefits for both itself and Sudan. But Egypt fears for its freshwater supply. The parties should agree on how fast to fill the dam’s reservoir and how to share river waters going for ...

Turkey Is on the Road to a Severe Economic Crisis | Chatham House

Chathamhouse - 2019-03-19 02:55

The Autocratic Origins of Turkey’s Economic Crisis - Carnegie Europe - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Carnegieeurope - 2019-03-19 02:55

Building Boom Unravels, Deepening Turkey’s Economic Crisis - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-03-19 02:55

Turkey's economic crisis tops people's concerns, overtaking terrorism - poll | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-03-19 02:55

How Turkey's economic crisis will end | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-03-19 02:55

Istanbul′s taxi drivers are suffering through Turkey′s economic crisis | Business| Economy and finance news from a German perspective | DW | 15.03.2019

DW - 2019-03-19 02:55

From Triumph to Crisis: Neoliberal Economic Reform in Postcommunist Countries

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-03-07 18:29
The postcommunist countries were amongst the most fervent and committed adopters of neoliberal economic reforms. Not only did they manage […] ...

A Thaw or a Trap? Nicaragua’s Surprise Return to Negotiations

International Crisis Group - 2019-03-07 06:28
Nicaragua has launched a second round of national dialogue to negotiate a way out of the political and economic crisis that erupted last year. Both the opposition and international actors should demand results, but avoid the animosity that contributed to ...

Crisis Group Yemen Update #6

International Crisis Group - 2019-02-28 21:29
This is the sixth weekly briefing note in Crisis Group’s Yemen campaign. This week, we look at how economic issues will affect future peacebuilding efforts. ...

Iran’s president faces calls to resign over economic crisis

Rûdaw - 2019-02-24 19:38
"We need someone who creates jobs" ...

KRG’s Failure to Form Government as the Two Parties Fight for Posts

Kurdistantribune - 2019-02-18 15:40
By Ismael Aziz: A couple of years ago Kurdish politics in the south of Kurdistan was awash with nice predictions. However, since then, with an end to the terrorist attacks of ISIS, but also the referendum disaster, political shocks and economic crisis an ...

Tunisia in 2019: a Pivotal Year?

International Crisis Group - 2019-02-05 03:17
Divisions within Tunisia’s political leadership are preventing the government from addressing the country’s political and socio-economic challenges. In this excerpt from our Watch List 2019 for European policymakers, Crisis Group urges the EU to support ...

Turkey lira crisis: US inflicting 'economic war' on Turkey amid ongoing row warns official | World | News | Express.co.uk

Express - 2019-01-30 11:17

Turkey's leading paint factory stops production for five days due to economic crisis | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-01-24 08:13

US Financial crisis: Warning 'people have forgotten' as World heads for economic turmoil | World | News | Express.co.uk

Express - 2019-01-24 03:22

Maduro likely to win re-election despite Venezuela's economic crisis

France24 - 2019-01-20 13:37

Revolt and Repression in Zimbabwe

International Crisis Group - 2019-01-19 02:22
The Zimbabwean government’s decision to hike fuel prices has sparked fierce opposition. In thisA, Crisis Group’s Senior Consultant Piers Pigou explains how economic hardship is driving ordinary citizens to unprecedented acts of resistance. ...

Turkey's economic crisis deepens as Trump doubles tariffs | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-01-14 14:33

Over 1,000 doctors left Iraqi Kurdistan due to economic crisis

E-Kurd - 2019-01-02 17:26
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— More than one thousand doctors have migrated out of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region over the last four years because of the economic crisis, the ministry of health said on Monday. Kurdish authorities said this trend has had a ...

Iran’s economic crisis and the impact on its strategy - Modern Diplomacy

Moderndiplomacy - 2018-12-30 11:35

Zimbabwe's scaled-back Christmas celebrations

BBC - 2018-12-25 03:18
Zimbabweans have had to scale back their seasonal celebrations as the economic crisis worsens. ...

The Risks of Diplomatic Rupture with Maduro’s Venezuela

International Crisis Group - 2018-12-18 17:21
Key Latin American countries have said they will cut ties with Venezuela over its authoritarian drift and socio-economic meltdown. This move would be counterproductive. Instead, external powers should step up efforts to find a negotiated pathway out of V ...

Chad: Defusing Tensions in the Sahel

International Crisis Group - 2018-12-05 16:43
Growing discontent among young people in Chad’s Sahel regions risk driving them into the arms of rebels in neighbouring countries. Authorities should end the impunity of individuals guilty of a range of abuses and distinguish between economic migrants an ...

Friendly Fire: Venezuela’s Opposition Turmoil

International Crisis Group - 2018-11-23 15:56
As Venezuela’s socio-economic woes deepen, so do the fissures in the opposition to President Nicolás Maduro’s government. Bridging these rifts is vital if the country’s crisis is to end through a negotiated transition. Outside powers should back oppositi ...

Breaking Algeria’s Economic Paralysis

International Crisis Group - 2018-11-20 02:36
Political paralysis in oil-dependent Algeria has blocked much-needed economic reform. To avoid a new era of instability, the government should increase transparency and accountability within state institutions and the private sector, as well as improve o ...

The Illogic of the U.S. Sanctions Snapback on Iran

International Crisis Group - 2018-11-02 03:31
The Trump administration believes that ratcheting up economic pressure on Iran will compel the Islamic Republic to curtail its disruptive Middle East policies. History suggests otherwise. Both Washington and Tehran should step off their current escalator ...

Sri Lanka: Stepping Back from a Constitutional Crisis

International Crisis Group - 2018-10-31 15:09
The return to power of controversial former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka's prime minister is unconstitutional and destabilising. International actors should make future security and economic cooperation contingent on parliament reconvening im ...

Libya’s Economic Reforms Fall Short

International Crisis Group - 2018-10-26 15:26
While Libya’s first reform package since the fall of Gaddafi in 2011 has had positive initial effects, more must be done to improve the deteriorating economic situation in the country. In this excerpt from our Watch List 2018 annual early-warning update ...

Watch List 2018 – Third Update

International Crisis Group - 2018-10-25 17:27
Crisis Group’s third update to our Watch List 2018 includes entries on economic reforms in Libya, preserving the fragile quiet in Syria’s Idlib province, addressing the plight of civilians in eastern Ukraine, supporting Colombia's uneasy peace process an ...

August 2008 and Everything After: A Ten-Year Retrospective on the Russia-Georgia War

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-10-23 02:03
The 2008 war between Russia and Georgia shocked most of the world but was quickly overshadowed by other events. The 2008 financial crisis, which began around the same time, seized the attention of governments as they tried to prevent a global economic me ...

Analysis: Turkish economic crisis recalls Erdogan's 2002 rise — but don't expect replay

Al Monitor - 2018-10-16 20:41

The rentier Turkish Islamic movement and the economic crisis | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2018-10-11 14:09

PICTURES: Iranian Kurdistan Goes on Strike to Protest Economic Crisis

BAS News - 2018-10-08 12:12
ERBIL — The majority of Kurdish cities in the Iranian Kurdistan joined a public strike on Monday to protest the harsh economic crisis as the result of Tehran government’s policies. Civic activists had previously called on the people to close down the mar ...

Pro-govt press blames economic woes on “crisis lobby” - media roundup | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2018-10-07 05:09

Iraqi Kurds vote for new Kurdistan parliament

E-Kurd - 2018-10-01 17:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurds voted on Sunday for a new parliament in their autonomous region, which is mired in an economic crisis a year after an independence referendum that infuriated Baghdad. Almost 3.1 million voters were elig ...

Pro-Kurdish party says isolation of Öcalan a cause of economic crisis | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2018-09-30 18:06

IMF boosts bailout for crisis-hit Argentina

BBC - 2018-09-27 00:33
The IMF will make $57bn in emergency funds available to Argentina as it wrestles with an economic crisis. ...

How to Respond to Venezuela’s Humanitarian Emergency

International Crisis Group - 2018-09-25 21:45
Numbers tell the grim tale of Venezuela’s continuing slide into socio-economic ruin. With 1.6 million people fleeing the country since 2015, international donors should step up aid to neighbouring states, while concerned parties fine-tune pressure for po ...

Debts, waste, and economic war caused Turkey crisis: HDP deputy

Rûdaw - 2018-09-17 05:35
"No doubt the first victims will be workers" ...

Storms, viruses, bankers: What could cause another economic crisis?

BBC - 2018-09-16 01:26
Ten years ago the global economy almost collapsed, but what happened next and what might cause another global economic crisis? ...

Argentina - the crisis in six charts

BBC - 2018-09-09 02:07
Fears grow that the economic crisis in Argentina could spread - but what's behind the problems? ...

Turkish Inflation Soars, Fueling Fears of Economic Crisis

Voanews - 2018-09-04 07:12

Economic crisis can stop Turkey's drift to fascism - Zürcher | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2018-09-03 18:06

Burundi: Helping the Burundian People Cope With the Economic Crisis - allAfrica.com

Allafrica - 2018-09-01 20:47

Helping the Burundian People Cope with the Economic Crisis

International Crisis Group - 2018-08-31 20:00
Burundi’s worsening economy threatens to incite further violence in an already unstable country. The European Union and its member states, who have suspended direct aid to the government, must redouble efforts to ensure that their support benefits the Bu ...

Helping the Burundian People Cope with the Economic Crisis

Thenigerianvoice - 2018-08-31 13:16

Left behind: How Venezuela crisis is tearing families apart

BBC - 2018-08-28 01:50
Venezuela's economic crisis is forcing millions of people to flee. But what about those left behind? ...

Venezuela crisis: More migrants cross into Brazil despite attacks

BBC - 2018-08-21 04:11
The numbers fleeing economic chaos show no sign of abating, as Venezuela tries to stabilise its economy. ...

Turkey lira crisis: Will economic crisis in Turkey stop EU membership bid? | World | News | Express.co.uk

Express - 2018-08-20 22:24

Venezuela crisis: Brazil deploys troops after migrant attacks

BBC - 2018-08-20 01:28
Security is stepped up after migrants fleeing Venezuela's economic crisis were attacked. ...

Bitter pills: Erdogan’s possible remedies for Turkey crisis

Rûdaw - 2018-08-19 23:48
“Turkey’s economic crisis is far from over” ...

Ecuador tightens entry rules for Venezuelan migrants

BBC - 2018-08-19 03:34
Thousands fleeing Venezuela's economic crisis are blocked as they try to cross from Colombia. ...

Making Sense of the Economic Crisis in Turkey

Stratfor - 2018-08-16 12:48

Meet the man who must solve Turkey’s economic crisis

Irishtimes - 2018-08-15 12:08

Berat Albayrak: the consigliere entrusted with solving Turkey's economic crisis | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2018-08-15 07:10

TSX, global markets down amid Turkey economic crisis - BNN Bloomberg

Bnnbloomberg - 2018-08-10 18:52

National Ambitions Meet Local Opposition Along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

International Crisis Group - 2018-07-25 02:20
Pakistan’s central government is all-in on CPEC. But at key points, local communities are resisting. ...

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Opportunities and Risks

International Crisis Group - 2018-06-29 18:39
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, opened in 2015, could bring needed jobs and investment to Pakistan. But many projects also risk widening social divides and heightening political tensions along the route. With Beijing’s support, Islamabad should see ...

Turkey's Economic Crisis & a Closer Look at its ETF - May 21, 2018 - Zacks.com

Zacks - 2018-05-21 23:29

Teachers in Kurdistan Demonstrate for Second Day for Their Salaries

BAS News - 2018-03-26 13:04
ERBIL - Teachers in Sulaymaniya, Erbil, and Duhok provinces continue to demonstrate on Monday for the second day for their slashed salaries. As the Kurdistan Region has been suffering from an economic crisis over the past three years, its regional govern ...

Video: Containing the Shock Waves from Venezuela

International Crisis Group - 2018-03-26 11:34
Crisis Group's Andes Senior Analyst Phil Gunson explains how Venezuela’s socio-economic implosion is dragging in neighbours as hundreds of thousands of people flee the country, epidemics spread and violent crime spills over borders. ...

Teachers Demonstrate in Kurdistan for Slashed Salaries

BAS News - 2018-03-25 14:29
ERBIL — Hundreds of teachers in Erbil staged a demonstration on Sunday to protest government’s economic austerity which has affected their salaries. Due to acute financial crisis, the Kurdistan Regional Government has implemented an austerity program tha ...

Containing the Shock Waves from Venezuela

International Crisis Group - 2018-03-21 23:44
Venezuela’s socio-economic implosion is dragging in neighbours as hundreds of thousands of people flee the country, epidemics spread and violent crime spills over borders. International humanitarian support is needed and regional powers should push for a ...
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