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The Business Year Podcast tackles a range of topics from the world of business, investment, geopolitics, and more. Whether you’re after the story behind the headlines, looking to learn more about emerging markets, or simply after something smart to say at dinner parties, you’re in the right place—with TBY editors Peter, Evan, Liz, and Kabir.

The Business Year Podcast tackles a range of topics from the world of business, investment, geopolitics, and more. Whether you’re after the story behind the headlines, looking to learn more about emerging markets, or simply after something smart to say at dinner parties, you’re in the right place—with TBY editors Peter, Evan, Liz, and Kabir.
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The Business Year Podcast tackles a range of topics from the world of business, investment, geopolitics, and more. Whether you’re after the story behind the headlines, looking to learn more about emerging markets, or simply after something smart to say at dinner parties, you’re in the right place—with TBY editors Peter, Evan, Liz, and Kabir.

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Episodes

Episode 78 - Trade as a weapon part 2: US vs. Iran & North Korea

5/31/2019
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Continuing our look at the successes, failures, and viability of US sanctions and trade wars, this week we dive into the history of US sanctions on Iran, and discuss what may lay ahead for North Korea.

Duration:00:41:24

Episode 77 - Trade as a weapon: US vs. China & Venezuela

5/17/2019
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Can US sanctions on Venezuela bring about regime change? And who will win the US-China trade war? This week, we discuss Trump's use of trade as a weapon and discuss possible outcomes to the MAGA doctrine.

Duration:00:37:31

Episode 76 - What makes Jordan tick: growth sectors and challenges

5/2/2019
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The Jordanian economy has continued to expand despite a myriad of regional challenges. But which sectors are driving that growth? This week, we examine opportunities in tourism and energy, from potential in renewables to the country's top new tourism destination: Aqaba.

Duration:00:24:21

Episode 75 - When the well runs dry: water scarcity causes, effects, and solutions

4/18/2019
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This week, we examine the issue of water scarcity, its causes, effects, and what can be done to mitigate it. We look at the emerging “dry corridor” in Central America and Mexico and its contribution to the North America migrant crisis, how Saudi Arabia is utilizing desalination technology, and just what Pakistan can do to reduce its rampant water consumption.

Duration:00:32:05

Episode 74 - The Subcontinent 4: Prospects & challenges in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar

4/4/2019
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This episode, we conclude our series on the Subcontinent with a look at the prospects and challenges in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar.

Duration:00:33:51

Episode 73 - The Subcontinent 3: Imran Khan—policies, challenges, and expectations

3/20/2019
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This week, we look at Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned politician who, since August 2018, has been the Prime Minister of Pakistan. We dive into his entrance into politics, his policies so far, and his long-term challenges and prospects, as well as the country's military-democracy complex and what this means for Khan's presidency.

Duration:00:37:10

Episode 72 - The Subcontinent 2: The successes and failures of Indian PM Narendra Modi

3/14/2019
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Continuing our series on the Subcontinent and ahead of Indian elections in just a matter of weeks, we dive into the successes and failures of PM Modi and examine what the biggest challenges for the new administration will be.

Duration:00:27:43

Episode 71 - The Subcontinent: the economics of partition, Kashmir, and India-Pakistan trade ties

3/6/2019
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The first in a series on the Subcontinent, we dive into the economics of partition, the status of Kashmir and the economic benefits ruling over it brings both India and Pakistan, and bilateral trade ties between those two countries.

Duration:00:33:12

Episode 70 - Stuck in the middle 2: Novorossiya, South Ossetia, and Chechnya

2/28/2019
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This week, we're staying in the former USSR, following on from our episode last week looking at a couple of mostly unrecognized, breakaway states, namely Abkhazia and Transnistria. This time, we look at South Ossetia, Chechnya, and Novorossiya.

Duration:00:33:43

Episode 69 - Stuck in the middle: Abkhazia and Transnistria

2/21/2019
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Breakaway and mostly unrecognized states often struggle economically, not through any wrongdoing of their own but as a result of the geopolitical pressures exerted upon them. In the first of a 2-parter, we look at Abkhazia, which broke away from Georgia, and Transnistria, which broke away from Moldova, to learn more about the quagmires they find themselves in.

Duration:00:25:52

Episode 68 - Exclaves & other oddities of the former USSR—Nakhchivan, Kaliningrad, Gorno-Badakhshan

2/14/2019
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This week, we delve into a series of exclaves and other autonomous entities across the former USSR, examining their economic progress and the geopolitical quagmires surrounding them. Get ready to learn all about Kaliningrad, Nakhchivan, and Gorno-Badakhshan!

Duration:00:34:06

Episode 67 - How are the world's newest nations faring? Part 2: Eritrea, East Timor, Kosovo

2/7/2019
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Continuing our series looking at the economic and political developments in newly independent countries, this week we put Eritrea, East Timor, and Kosovo under the microscope.

Duration:00:30:31

Episode 66 - How are the world's newest nations faring? South Sudan and Montenegro examined

1/31/2019
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South Sudan and Montenegro are two of the newest nations on earth, albeit with wildly differing stories of independence. But how have the two fared economically and politically since they went it alone?

Duration:00:16:02

Episode 65 - The World Bank—past, present, and future

1/24/2019
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In light of the recent resignation of Jim Yong Kim as President of the World Bank, we take a look at the past, present, and future of the institution. We kick things off by looking at its switch in focus from the redevelopment of Europe post-World War Two to the eradication of poverty in the developing world, then move on to current operations through the eyes of World Bank executives interviewed by The Business Year, and finally to the race to succeed Jim Yong Kim, and the top names...

Duration:00:26:07

Episode 64 - Allergies! Who gets them and why

1/18/2019
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This week, we dive into the growing problem of allergies, examining their root cause, differences around the world, the latest research on the subject, and the size of the treatment market.

Duration:00:20:27

Episode 63 - Referendums—what are they good for?

1/4/2019
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In light of Brexit developments, we decided to dive into the very concept of referendums, looking at examples from the US, Switzerland, Pakistan, and more. We also examine the EU's own history of referendums, from the re-running of referendums in Ireland and Denmark to Greenland's own vote to leave the European Community.

Duration:00:25:27

Episode 62 - NAFTA 2.0 & developments in the US-China trade war

12/7/2018
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As US, Mexican, and Canadian leaders sign off on NAFTA 2.0, we examine the extent of the changes and the reaction in Mexico. We also catch you up on the latest developments in the US-China trade war.

Duration:00:19:41

Episode 61 - The many uses of bugs. Kill them, eat them, become their friend?

11/30/2018
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Roasted cricket, anyone? The edible bug industry is on the rise, as is the use of creepy crawlies in our cosmetics, medicine, and even as a waste-disposal hack. This week, we discuss what this all means for our daily lives, the ecosystem, veganism, and more.

Duration:00:24:50

Episode 60 - Women in politics: Turkey, Rwanda, Ethiopia, USA case studies

11/22/2018
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With Rwanda making headlines recently for its high number of women MPs, as well as the strong performance of women candidates in the recent US midterms, we look at the two countries, as well as Turkey and Ethiopia, to see how the presence of women in politics has changed over the years.

Duration:00:28:07

Episode 59 - Total in the UAE, a long-term commitment

11/15/2018
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This week, we look at the UAE oil and gas sector and French hydrocarbon giant Total's role within the industry. With comments direct from President of Total E&P UAE, Group Representative for Total Hatem Nuseibeh, we examine what has made Total such a success in the country, region, and world.

Duration:00:16:58