Supply Chains and a Novel Path to Conflict

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Though “supply chain” became a household term only in the past generation, it has been around since humans have been engaging in commerce. One...

Daily Memo: OPEC+ Delays, Japan Mobilizes

OPEC+ pause. Saudi Arabia and Russia have delayed an OPEC+ meeting intended to negotiate production cuts. Instead of meeting on Monday as promised, the oil cartel will meet Thursday. The delay caused a significant drop in oil market prices; Brent crude fell more than 3.2 percent and U.S. crude fell 3 percent, with prices for […]

A New Tripartite Alliance in Syria? 

The Kurds are looking to some unlikely allies for support.

Daily Memo: Price Wars and Setbacks

Even success stories such as Singapore are struggling to contain their COVID-19 outbreaks.

Not Another Eurozone Crisis

For now, it’s just a coronavirus-induced political dispute that looks like one.

Daily Memo: Oil Prices Rise, Unemployment Numbers Surge

Brent crude prices rose on the hopes that Russia and Saudi Arabia could be close to a deal.

Daily Memo: The European Divide, Iran Relief, US Diplomacy

EU members are divided over whether to issue so-called "coronabonds."

The Method to Bolsonaro’s Madness

Brazil’s economy isn’t resilient enough to stay shut down for long.

Daily Memo: EU Economic Crash, US-South Korea Military Cooperation

The European Commission is evaluating the economic fallout from the coronavirus crash.

The Coronavirus Closes Borders

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The border between the United States and Canada has been closed. I don’t recall that ever happening before; I’m not sure what it is...

Daily Memo: The US Braces for April

Protectives measures have been extended.

Arab Perspectives on the Coronavirus

The Arab world is as guilty as any other region in underestimating the threat.