International Affairs

Rising Geopolitical Risk and Its Effect on the Global Economy

How Global Political Instability Is Affecting the Economy As threats of war and political instability persist throughout the world, economists and investors are losing confidence in traditional ...

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Tensions in Kurdistan and Implications for Oil Supply and the Global Economy

How the Kurdish Referendum Is Affecting the Oil Market On September 25th, the Kurdish Regional Government or KRG held an Independence Referendum that was set to begin secession negotiations with the ...

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Key Takeaways from the United Nations General Assembly

An In-Depth Look at Last Month’s UN General Assembly The United Nations held its annual General Assembly in September at the General Assembly Hall in New York City. All 193 Member States were on ...

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What This Year’s Roscongress Means for Russia

Roscongress and the Economy of Tomorrow It’s time for the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, or Roscongress as it’s better known. As one of the largest economic summits in the ...

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How Fake News Led to the Qatar Gulf Crisis

Can Qatar Resolve Its Diplomatic Woes? Earlier this year, we learned that the Middle East is facing another diplomatic crisis. The gulf state known as Qatar has been virtually blacklisted from ...

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Tanya Johnson Meets His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

I had the opportunity to meet His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, a world-renowned spiritual leader and Nobel Peace Prize-winner, in Southern California.  As a practicing Buddhist, the meeting with ...

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SPIEF

Date(s): June 1-3, 2017 Tanya will be traveling to St. Petersburg Russia for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, to meet with senior executives from several international ...

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The Need to Diversify from the Petrochemical Industry and Engage in other Sectors

Over the past week, global consultant Tanya Johnson attended the IDEX and ADIA conferences in Abu Dhabi and the HSBC Saudi, MENA and Turkey Equity Forum in Riyadh and Dubai. After a very informative ...

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Tanya Johnson’s Middle East Trip: Why Cairo and Amman Inspire

Recently, Tanya Johnson traveled to Cairo and Amman--two cities filled with mysterious beauty that withhold the wonders of ancient worlds with unique nuances of modernity. Marcel Proust wrote, ...

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