The Dilemma of Systemic Crisis

Jan. 21, 2016 International institutions are struggling to manage Europe’s economic challenges, while still adhering to their own lending standards.

Italy’s Banking Crisis Progresses


Jan. 20, 2016 As bank stocks drop, the rift between Italy and the EU worsens.

The Philippines’ Role in US Strategy

Jan. 19, 2016 American basing in the Philippines has implications beyond the South China Sea.

Explaining China’s Anticipated GDP Statistics

Jan. 18, 2016 While the figures are as expected, they highlight serious economic issues.

Russia’s Impossible Choices


Jan. 19, 2016 Moscow finds itself in a familiar predicament.

Exporters Pursue Privatization Plans

Jan. 19, 2016 As commodity prices and demand decline, some countries heavily dependent on exports are looking for new sources of revenue.

Russia May Suspend Foreign Lending

Jan. 18, 2016 The Kremlin’s ability to gain leverage abroad would be severely limited if it was unable to provide loans to foreign governments and partners due to financial constraints.

The Eurasian Storm

Jan. 18, 2016

Israel’s Reaction to Iran Without Sanctions


Jan. 18, 2016 Despite strong rhetoric against the U.S.-Iranian nuclear deal, Israel is as safe as it has ever been.

Post-Sanctions Iran and the Middle East

Jan 16, 2015 As oil supermajors begin talks with Tehran, its tensions with Riyadh will grow.

The Precarious State of Italian Banks


Jan. 15, 2016 An update on the serious financial problems facing Italy.

China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign Continues

Jan. 15, 2016 The Chinese president needs to ensure loyalty from Communist Party members and government officials throughout the country.