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Daily Memo: A Note on Supply Chains, Evergrande Misses Another Payment

Comments on Supply Chain and Labor Issues Editor’s note: We are sharing a useful insight from one of our subscribers on his experience with the...

Explanations for the Labor Shortage

The current breakdown of the global supply chain threatens to change the future of the world. If this worsens, the fabric of the global...

Daily Memo: Coal Shortages in China and India

Roadblock. China’s attempts to resolve its ongoing power crunch hit a new snag. New flooding in the central Shanxi province over the weekend shut...

Why Evergrande Is Going to Plan

The saga of debt-ridden Chinese property giant Evergrande, which has been rattling markets at home and abroad, isn’t going away anytime soon. After missing...

Daily Memo: Poland’s Landmark Ruling, Greece Defense Pact With France

EU supremacy. In a landmark judgment, Poland’s Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that some EU treaties are incompatible with Polish law and that EU courts...

Daily Memo: Chinese General Dies, NATO Lodges Espionage Allegations

High altitude. A Chinese general formerly in charge of China’s Western Theater Command, which oversees the disputed Himalayan border with India, reportedly died last...

Arab Leaders and Their Delicate Egos

Arab leaders, no matter how divided they might be, all have one thing in common: They can’t tolerate criticism and go to extreme lengths...

Daily Memo: The ‘Taiwan Agreement,’ Russian Gas Games

Agreeing to disagree. U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke Tuesday and, according to Biden, agreed to preserve the "Taiwan agreement,"...

The Threat of Another Caucasus Conflict

A year after the brief war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, tensions are rising again in the Caucasus – though this time with...

Daily Memo: Brussels on Brexit Renegotiation, Chinese Probes in Taiwanese Airspace

Brexit battles. The European Council approved the European Commission’s mandate to start formal negotiations over Gibraltar’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU. Meanwhile, London is...

China’s Economic Crisis and Its Foreign Policy

China has reached a critical point that many countries often reach and that, however painful, is cleansing in the long term. Consider what happened...

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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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