Ghana’s Bauxite Boom
Chinese investment has led to a crush of infrastructure development in Ghana’s tropical forests—and not everyone is happy about it.
New Oil Finds Could Mean a Tripling of Guyana’s GDP
Here’s how the country can avoid the resource curse.
The Time Is Right for African Nations to Break the Resource Curse
With oil prices low, the region’s major oil-exporting economies have a chance to unlink their economies from natural resources.
From Blackwater to Batteries
Erik Prince has moved beyond mercenary armies. His next project is mining minerals in Congo and Afghanistan to help power electric cars. It’s unlikely to help conflict-ridden countries—and could harm them.
The Tourism Curse
Like a wealth of oil, lots of visitors can become a development trap. Here’s how to avoid it.
Do Your Generals Speak Economics?
Why the military can't fix a broken foreign economy — and possibly shouldn't be asked to.