Blog Posts - Rule Of Law



Is Assad fishing for a deal?

  Given two years of brutal violence and the killing of over 40,000 people, it is hard to take seriously any comments from the Syrian regime suggesting a political solution to the devastatingRead more…...

The faces of a post-Putin future?

  “Russia has no future.” Last autumn you heard this repeated like a mantra in Moscow. “We have no future.” Putin’s capital talked this way because everyone interested in politics had done theRead more…...

North Africa Power Audit launched in Sofia

  Bulgaria counts as an Eastern European country, but let’s not forget that it is closer to southern countries such as Greece, Turkey or Italy than it is to, say, the Baltics. Data from the 2011Read more…...

Has the Russian opposition lost its way?

  If the Russian opposition ever comes to power, one of its shrines will surely be the bullying, ferro-concrete statue of the Soviet poet Vladimir Mayakovsky on Triumphalnaya Square. This isRead more…...

The Russian opposition’s unease with the West

  Moscow is emotional place: the political mood matters enormously, and over the last year it has changed as dramatically as the seasons. During the winter of 2011- 2012 the opposition mood wasRead more…...

Latin America as Microfinance’s beacon

Latin America as Microfinance’s beaconWhile increasing attention is being given to the less than scrupulous elements of the microfinance industry, I thought it curious that the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual “Global microscope on the...
by Diverging Markets on Nov 8, 2012

How Emerging Markets Private Equity due diligence is different

How Emerging Markets Private Equity due diligence is differentKroll Advisory Solutions recently released a survey of 50 emerging markets private equity firms in the UK focusing on due diligence procedures. There’s a lot of fun stuff in here, bu...
by Diverging Markets on Oct 26, 2012

Hugh Hewitt's 100 Reasons To Vote For a 45th Presidency

Hugh proceeded point by point, with full explanation, 100 specific reasons Mitt Romney would make a better president for 2012...
by friday coming soon on Oct 24, 2012

Turkey, Syria and vicious circles

  Hardly a day passes without a new development in the Turkey-Syrian saga. Last evening, as I was flying from Istanbul to Sofia, Turkish airforce intercepted a Syrian Air passenger plane overRead more…...

Opera in Algiers: the EU & Algeria Act II

  This time last year I was in Algiers as part of research for ECFR policy brief “A reset with Algeria: the Russia to the EU’s South”. At the time, Algerian policymakers seemed to reply fairlyRead more…...

PUTIN AND RUSSIANS NEED A BREAK

REPRINTS Should Russia copy the American model of democracy? Former U.S. Consul General in St. Petersburg John Evans explains why it shouldn't. September 17, 2012 by John Evans http://rbth.ru/articles/2012/ This past summer has been a dispiriting one...
by Russia: Other Points of View on Sep 21, 2012

Justice Within Reach with Small Claims Court

Through the great efforts of the Supreme Court special rule of procedure to help our fellow Filipino to air their grievances and fight for their rights conveniently in a more affordable platform, the justice system shares its solution via the Sma...
by Recycle Bin of a Middle Child on Sep 17, 2012

Photo of the day: Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi discuss Pussy Riot

Photo of the day: Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi discuss Pussy RiotA reader has just sent in the following: Doesn’t seem anything else really needs to be said, does it?Diverging Markets - Global Economic Blind Spots...
by Diverging Markets on Aug 23, 2012

Pussy Riot yet another example of how art is pitted against politics

For Newsmill.se: The enormous attention that the indictment against Pussy Riot has created in both Russia and internationally is an example of an increasingly widespread global trend, where politics and art are pitted against each other and the react...
by Vilhelm Konnander's weblog on Aug 18, 2012

What Silk Road’s narcotics trading says about the FX market and capital controls

What Silk Road’s narcotics trading says about the FX market and capital controlsIf you haven’t heard of Silk Road, the anonymous eBay-style marketplace that has quickly become a hub for controlled substances, read up on it here, here or her...
by Diverging Markets on Aug 13, 2012

Cocaine Cowboys and the Modern Banking System

Cocaine Cowboys and the Modern Banking SystemJonathan Weil issues perhaps the strongest wake-up call so far in Bloomberg. Excerpting it really doesn’t do it justice, but here you go: Let’s try out a novel idea: Banks that help drug cartels la...
by Diverging Markets on Aug 3, 2012

Guns, Germs, Steel, Markets

Guns, Germs, Steel, MarketsGiven what a complete exercise in brain cell annihilation U.S. politics becomes every four years, I’m trying my best to keep it out of this blog. But given my stated aim here of tracking which countries are advancing...
by Diverging Markets on Aug 3, 2012

Hypocrisy is really bad, except when I practice it

Hypocrisy is really bad, except when I practice itContinued fallout from the Sandy Weill interview last week is one of those news items that I just don’t think can be discussed or examined enough. Jesse Eisinger of ProPublica nails it in the NY...
by Diverging Markets on Aug 2, 2012

7 Investing Obstacles That Differentiate Frontier Markets From Other Markets

7 Investing Obstacles That Differentiate Frontier Markets From Other MarketsAdapted from an email conversation I’m in the middle of: 1. Information is the same, but different. Get used to doing anywhere between two and five times the legwork to ach...
by Diverging Markets on Jul 31, 2012

Putin under siege

The Journal of Democracy has just published a special issue on ‘Putinism under Siege‘ with contributions from Lilia Shevtsova, Ivan Krastev & Stephen Holmes, Denis Volkov, Sharon Wolchik andRead more…...


Trending Topics

Close