Daily Memo: Waiting for China, German Exports, US and Iran

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Hong Kong: Just Another Chinese City?

Beijing has slowly been increasing its control over the special administrative region.

Brazil and Colombia: Responses to the Venezuelan Crisis

As countries that share borders with Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil are most vulnerable to the fallout from the crisis.

Canada: A Casualty of ‘America First’

China is proving tough on Canada, and the U.S. has yet to come to its neighbor’s aid.

The Story of Venezuela

It’s time to take a break from my search for the meaning of the nation and turn my focus to specific countries. I will start with Venezuela, which has been experiencing a political and economic crisis for several years. I spent a good deal of time in Venezuela in the 1990s. The reason for my […]

Why Erdogan Can’t Give Up on Istanbul

The local mayoral race will be re-held, but time isn’t on the president’s side.

Iran’s Inevitable Ultimatum

From Tehran’s point of view, resuming the nuclear weapons program is all it has left.