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Europe’s Influence on Arab Radicalism

European radicalism has had a significant impact on Arab political thinking. After the First World War, German Nazism and Italian fascism appealed to Arabs,...

Daily Memo: China Tackles Energy Costs, Taliban Go to Moscow

Beijing versus energy prices. Shortly after coal and oil futures in China reached all-time highs on Tuesday, the government began signaling that a series...

For Brazil, a Bad Year Could Get Worse

It’s clear something is off in trade logistics when the best available method of moving 9,000 kilograms (20,000 pounds) of coffee from Brazil to...

Daily Memo: North Korea’s Latest Test Launch, Poland’s Prime Minister Defends Court Ruling

Pyongyang's ballistic missiles. North Korea test-launched another pair of ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan on Tuesday. The projectiles, which were launched near...

Supply Chains: Our Parachute Moment

At the risk of beating a dead horse, I’m writing about supply chains again. Ekaterina Zolotova and Phillip Orchard can explain why Russian-Chinese maneuvers...

Daily Memo: Chinese Missile Tech, Austin’s Black Sea Tour

China's leap forward. China reportedly caught the U.S. off guard by testing a sophisticated new nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August, according to the Financial...

Are France and Italy a Foil to Germany?

France and Italy plan to sign the Quirinal Treaty, an agreement meant to improve bilateral relations generally and economic coordination and industrial ties specifically,...

Daily Memo: OPEC+ for Natural Gas, French Warship in the Taiwan Strait

Gas producers’ alliance? Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman said Riyadh would consider Russia’s invitation to cooperate on natural gas issues. He suggested such...

Daily Memo: New Clashes in Kosovo, Financial Pressure in China

Clashes. Tensions reignited in Kosovo on Wednesday after a police raid on suspected smugglers in a Serb-populated area turned violent. Officers fired tear gas...

The Illusion of Arab Nationalism

The Arab uprisings briefly resurrected the idea of Arab nationalism. During the 2011 Pan Arab Games in Qatar, spectators sang the unofficial Arab national...

Daily Memo: China’s Power Crunch, EU Relief Measures

China’s power crisis. Beijing is moving to liberalize electricity pricing in the country, while also surging imports of both coal and natural gas (including,...

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Daily Memo: Biden’s Comments on Taiwan, Evergrande Meets Deadline

U.S. commitment to Taiwan. U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday, in response to a...

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