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Supply Chains and a Novel Path to Conflict

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

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.