Economic Pitfalls and Political Uncertainty in Argentina

Earlier this month, Argentine President Mauricio Macri lost presidential primary elections to opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez, leaving Macri’s chances of winning reelection in doubt. The result came amid high inflation and a struggling economy, which Macri had tried to address using a series of austerity measures.

Tracking Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean

How did foreign direct investment in the region change from 2017 to 2018?

Conflicting Claims in the South China Sea

Taking stock of claims and capabilities in the South China Sea.

New Borders in India: The Bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir

With the dismantling of Article 370, the Bharatiya Janata Party has stripped the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy.

Growing Tensions and Shrinking Affordability in Russia

There are plans for more protests in Moscow this weekend.

A Timeline of Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Every day, roughly one-third of the world's seaborne oil flows through the Strait of Hormuz, a chokepoint connecting the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. But mounting tensions threaten to disrupt traffic through the strategic waterway.

Mapping European Shipping Routes

A new trove of data helps to illustrate the shipping routes of 18th century European empires.

Nuclear Weapons Around the World

The global inventory of nuclear warheads has been decreasing since the mid-1980s. Still, there are thousands of warheads deployed and stockpiled around the world, and only two countries account for 90 percent of them.

The Year in U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks

In our 2019 forecast, we predicted the United States and the Taliban would reach a deal in Afghanistan and that before the end of the year Washington would announce a schedule for withdrawing the bulk of its forces. That forecast seems roughly on track, but the year is only halfway over, and there is a long way to go.

Southern Brazil’s Economic Boom

South America’s largest economy is still trying to recover from recession, and growth remains slow. But there’s one region of the country that seems to be faring better than the rest.

Conflict and Competition in Sudan

Middle Eastern powers are closely monitoring the protests in Sudan.

Tracking African Swine Fever

African swine fever is an infectious disease that has already spread from Africa to Europe and Asia. The current outbreak has led to more than 1 million pigs being culled in China.