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South America: A Different View of Internationalism

Dec. 2, 2016 In many ways, South America remains an outsider looking in.

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Watch List Findings: Dec. 3, 2016

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The Fallout from Saudi Arabia’s Economic Downslide

Dec. 1, 2016 The kingdom could face challenges due to economic strains and plunging oil prices.

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Watch List: Dec. 1, 2016

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OPEC’s Prisoner’s Dilemma

Dec. 1, 2016 OPEC countries have an agreement on production, but will they abide by it?

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Watch List: Nov. 30, 2016

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Anomalies in Russia

Nov. 30, 2016 Are Russia’s banks failing or recovering?

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Nationalism, Internationalism and New Politics

Nov. 30, 2016 A new political dichotomy is replacing the old left vs. right divide.

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What We’re Reading: Nov. 29, 2016

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Watch List: Nov. 29, 2016

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Saudi Arabia’s Economic Picture

Dec. 2, 2016 Saudi Arabia is a deeply conservative Muslim country that has been dependent on oil exports for the bulk of its existence. It now faces the need to change the nature of how it manages its political economy due to falling oil prices. Riyadh has blown through 27 percent of its foreign exchange reserves, which stood at $737 billion in late 2014. In October 2016, they were at $535.9 billion. The kingdom has engaged in a number of measures towards adjusting political economy to accommodate low oil prices.

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