Trade Wars Redux: King Cotton Always Wins

Today, the US is once again entangled in the politics and economics of cotton. The United States has announced that it is prepared to ban cotton and tomato imports from China’s Xinjiang over allegations of forced labor. The irony lies in that the world’s once largest economy, built on forced labor in cotton production, is…

Nigeria, Rebuilding Momentum in the World Economy

In 2012 Nigeria generated nearly 150 billion in exports; but in just a over a year, trade had dropped by nearly half, at 90 billion.  Few know that the United States is Nigeria’s largest export destination receiving much of its revenue from oil and crude.  While many Nigerians blamed the precipitous drop that rocked the…

Saudi Moves Forward on Education and ICT

Saudi Arabia has begun to shift its focus in recent years away from oil economy dependency and toward greater inclusion in more flexible markets and industries.  Technology has become a major force multiplier in the world today for economies around the globe, especially those in developing economies.  The Kingdom has recognized that it’s oil economy…