Supply Chains and a Novel Path to Conflict

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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 […]

Daily Memo: Price Wars and Setbacks

Even success stories such as Singapore are struggling to contain their COVID-19 outbreaks.

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: EU Economic Crash, US-South Korea Military Cooperation

The European Commission is evaluating the economic fallout from the coronavirus crash.

Daily Memo: The US Braces for April

Protectives measures have been extended.

Daily Memo: The US Surpasses China

There are more confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. than in any other country.

Daily Memo: Emergency Fiscal Measures and Securing Food Supplies

The U.S. Senate has reached a deal on an emergency fiscal package.

The Coronavirus and the Rural-Urban Divide

The pandemic will deepen differences between the urban and the rural.

Daily Memo: Some Optimism Amid Lockdowns

Italy recorded its second straight day of reduced cases.

A Good Year for Taiwan

The self-ruled island has deftly fended off China, even as it managed the coronavirus outbreak masterfully.

Daily Memo: Economic Stimulus Plans, Iranian Strikes, Russia’s Budget Shortfall

Western governments are introducing stimulus packages to try to prevent an economic freefall.