Explaining the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

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(click to enlarge) Following the breakup of the Soviet Union, the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh became a battleground for the newly independent states of Azerbaijan and...

East Asia: Containment and Recovery

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(click to enlarge) The coronavirus has shied away from no corner of the globe, but some countries have weathered the storm far better than others...

Changes in Consumer Spending and US Household Debt

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(click to enlarge) Over the past six months, spending habits among U.S. consumers have changed drastically. In the second quarter of this year, credit card...

Global Economic Recovery Projections

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(click to enlarge) The world is in a huge economic hole thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, and the pace of recovery will almost certainly vary...

Russia: A Power Broker in Eurasia?

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(click to enlarge) The foreign ministers from the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization met in Moscow this week, ahead of a leaders summit...

India: COVID-19 and Economic Contraction

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(click to enlarge) As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India soars, the country's economy is taking a severe blow. It contracted by...

Israel and the UAE Break With Precedent

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(click to enlarge) When the United Arab Emirates normalized relations with Israel earlier this month, it broke with decades of precedent. Since the establishment of...

Remittances to Mexico Rise as the US Economy Struggles

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(click to enlarge) Remittances are a critical part of the Mexican economy, which ranks as the third-largest recipient of remittances globally, behind only China and...

Russian Attitudes Toward Putin and the Economy

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(click to enlarge) The coronavirus crisis has hit an already sluggish Russian economy, causing a decline in demand for Russian goods both at home and...

EU Coronavirus Recovery Package

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(click to enlarge) After months of negotiation, the European Union reached a compromise on a coronavirus-related economic recovery fund. On July 21, the European Council...

Global Population Projections

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(click to enlarge) As a starting point, to get a sense of what the world might look like at the turn of the next century,...