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How the Global Economy Works, or Seems To

There is an interesting pattern that takes place in the global system. A nation emerges that is able to produce industrial products at low...

The Syrian Kurds’ Long Road to Recognition

The origins of the Kurdish question in Syria can be traced back to the mid-1950s when Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser defined his vision...

Brief: The UK and the USMCA

Background: The post-Brexit United Kingdom is still trying to define its new role in the international system. London has been trying to replace the...

Daily Memo: Trade Deals Are All the Rage, Evergrande Update

Get in line. Taiwan formally applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. This makes Taipei the third government to do...

Turkey’s Ambitious Plans for Africa

For years, Turkey has pursued an ambitious agenda, expanding its influence in countries and regions formerly under Ottoman control. It may not be able...

Daily Memo: China Finds Some Support for TPP Bid, AUKUS Fallout

Two down, nine to go. China's longshot bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership has at least some backing within...

Why Australia Spurned France

The decision by the Australian government to join a U.S.-British consortium to help construct a nuclear submarine capability enraged France, whose previous efforts to...

Daily Memo: Europe’s Soaring Gas Prices, North Korea’s Uranium Processing

Energy bailout? Britain’s business secretary on Monday met with energy companies to discuss rising natural gas prices. The energy sector had earlier warned the...

Rolling in the Deep of the Indo-Pacific

In a landmark announcement Thursday, Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom unveiled a new trilateral Indo-Pacific security alliance. The pact is expected...

Daily Memo: China Officially Applies for Trade Pact Membership

Beijing's bid for membership. China is trying to butt its way into the Pacific Rim’s premier trade pact, formally applying Thursday for membership in...

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