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Contents 26 Global Insight: Food Security 22 As the world’s population grows ever larger, scientists are busy analysing staple foods to see if yields and disease resistance can be increased, as Andrew Mourant discovers 25 Civil society and the private sector do not always agree on food security issues. Gerda Verburg, chair of the Committee on World Food Security, explains 26 South Sudan is on the brink of a human catastrophe. After months of on-off conflict, another man-made famine is looming in East Africa. Richard Walker investigates Papua New Guinea 28 When Prime Minister Peter O’Neill launched an ambitious drive to root out corruption, he didn’t expect the finger of suspicion to point at him. Phil Mercer investigates 30 PNG suffers from the ‘resource curse’ – a term economists use to describe the phenomenon whereby countries that have abundant resources paradoxically see lower economic growth. Kate Bystrova reports 33 Tribal identity is often a stronger force than national identity in Papua New Guinea, as Phil Mercer explains Arena 36 The USA’s offer of military support to Iraq to help thwart the threat from ISIS could inadvertently exacerbate Iraq’s problems, says Michael Shank 38 When Hasan Suroor set out to write a book about Muslim fundamentalism in India, he realised that the real story was actually the way that the sub-continent’s Muslims have been modernising 40 The European Union elections saw an unprecedented number of seats won by the far right. Jade Fell explains 44 As urban areas grow, mayors could find themselves with more power than heads of government, says Stephen Cole 50 With Britain considering tightening up press regulation, editors in other countries are worried. Neville de Silva explains Regulars 4 News Summit aims to raise profile of sexual violence during conflicts; satellites monitor shipping emissions; uncontacted tribe leaves rainforest to ask for help 6 Vital Statistics Find out which destinations tourists are heading to 7 Energy Watch World energy trends 8 Globalist – Ian Beales looks at Tanzania’s frustrated attempts to build a paved highway through the Serengeti desert 10 Election Watch Who’s in and who’s out 13 Out of Africa The USA wakes up to Africa’s potential as a trade partner. Anver Versi reports 48 Introducing… Gene Haas – Lesley Curwen gives us the lowdown on the American businessman turned Formula One boss 49 Books Thank You for Your Service 88 Hail and Farewell Hello Narendra Modi, goodbye Eduardo Campos Global Insight: Tourism 14 Oman wants to attract tourists to help diversify its economy. But with an ancient culture to protect, the government doesn’t want tourism at any price, as Juliet Highet explains 17 Tourism provides employment for millions of people around the world, acting as a tool for development. UNWTO’s Taleb Rifai explains 18 Some travellers are drawn to former conflict zones over more conventional destinations. Andrew Mourant reports 20 What can hosting a huge event like the Commonwealth Games or a major technology expo do to elevate the international profile of the host destination? four 2 l th quar ter 2014 global www.global -br ief ing.org © UNICEF / NYHQ2014-0349 / Holt 14


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