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Europe’s Natural Gas Outlook

(click to enlarge) This month, energy prices in Europe have soared due largely to record-high prices for natural gas. Though gas prices have been steadily rising since spring, significant increases...

Live Discussion: Latest Geopolitical Developments from AUKUS to China

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Daily Memo: Evergrande Keeps Mum on Bond Payment Deadline

Watching for signs. There are conflicting reports about whether embattled Chinese property giant Evergrande made a major dollar bond interest payment that was scheduled for Thursday. The company seems...

Daily Memo: Talks Over Gibraltar in Brussels, Preparing for the Worst in China

Contentious talks. Britain said it was considering its options if it does not reach a deal with the EU on Gibraltar’s post-Brexit status. Spain and Britain reached a temporary,...

Brief: The UK and the USMCA

Background: The post-Brexit United Kingdom is still trying to define its new role in the international system. London has been trying to replace the trade it lost since leaving...

Daily Memo: Trade Deals Are All the Rage, Evergrande Update

Get in line. Taiwan formally applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. This makes Taipei the third government to do so in recent months, following...

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Population Density of Canada

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May 28, 2016 Canada is one of those countries where a vast land mass obscures the fact that the country has a relatively small population. While Canada is the second largest country in the world, its 35 million inhabitants make Canada only the 39th most populated country.

In this way, Canada is similar to countries like Egypt, Russia and Australia. Egypt is a country of over 80 million people and its size is formidable on a map, yet most of its inhabitants are located on a thin strip of land about the size of the state of Maryland on either bank of the Nile River. For Russia, the world’s largest country by land mass, its population centers are located in the west, close to Europe, while the vast and desolate Siberian region is sparsely populated and not connected to Russian infrastructure. Australia – the world’s sixth largest country by land mass and a continent in its own right – has even fewer people than Canada (around 23 million), all living in cities along the coast. The interior of the country is unforgiving and inhospitable.

The Truth About the US-China Thucydides Trap

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We remember Thucydides as a historian thanks to his documentation of the Peloponnesian War, but we often forget that he was also a philosopher....

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