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France Battles Rioters in New Caledonia

(click to enlarge) Mass protests and riots erupted this week across New Caledonia, a French overseas territory in the South Pacific, as French lawmakers discussed...

Immigration Sustains Developed Economies

(click to enlarge) Despite modest growth rates, the global economy is giving some cause for optimism, thanks in part to migration, according to the Organization...

Counting the Costs of Defending Ukraine

(click to enlarge) After Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, Western nations were quick to offer Kyiv their support. The United States leads in military...

Mexico Is China’s Backdoor to the US Market

(click to enlarge) Due to the trade war between the United States and China, some Chinese companies are employing third parties to help their products...

US Scrutiny on Foreign Ships

(click to enlarge) Each year, the U.S. Coast Guard issues a report on port state control, the inspection of foreign ships in national ports. The...

Major Trends in Global Trade

(click to enlarge) The latest U.N. trade data show that the global decline in goods trade is ending – with a few important caveats. First,...

India Invests in Military Self-Reliance

(click to enlarge) India has long been one of Asia's top spenders on defense, second only to China. Much of this spending is necessary to...

Russia Erodes North Korea Sanctions

(click to enlarge) Last week, Russia vetoed the renewal of a U.N. panel tasked with monitoring the enforcement of international sanctions against North Korea. The...

European Economies Limped Into 2024

(click to enlarge) Several European countries will hold elections this year, with economic conditions and the Russia-Ukraine war dominating discussions. Slovakia, Lithuania and Romania will...

A Closer Look at NATO Spending

(click to enlarge) In a meeting with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, Poland's president advocated that each NATO member increase defense spending to 3 percent of...

Tracking China’s Defense Spending

(click to enlarge) China is intensifying its defense modernization, planning to allocate $236.1 billion to defense this year. This figure excludes costs for military research...

Employment Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels

(click to enlarge) Global employment rates have returned to pre-pandemic levels despite 2023's macroeconomic downturns. Yet, multiple indicators reveal underlying fragility in the labor market....

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