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Europe’s Natural Gas Outlook

(click to enlarge) This month, energy prices in Europe have soared due largely to record-high prices for natural gas. Though gas prices have been steadily...

Chip Manufacturing and Cars

(click to enlarge) There's a dizzying array of supply chain problems contributing to the global surge in inflation. One of the stickiest is the now-yearslong...

Mercosur’s Changing Trade Patterns

(click to enlarge) In 1991, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay established Mercosur to increase their participation in global trade and improve their negotiating positions with...

Next Generation EU Begins

(click to enlarge) In 2020, the European Union was still recovering from the 2008 global financial crisis – and the subsequent sovereign debt crisis of...

Nord Stream 2 Nears Completion

(click to enlarge) A German regional court this week refused Russian energy giant Gazprom’s appeal to exclude the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from EU rules...

Afghan Migration and Trade

(click to enlarge) Landlocked Afghanistan is a bridge between Central and South Asia, giving it the potential for a high degree of integration with its...

Latin America’s Recovery Requires Foreign Investment

(click to enlarge) Foreign direct investments are crucial for Latin America. They help finance economic development and projects that the governments and local companies cannot...

Grinding Gears of Global Shipping

(click to enlarge) The epochal global supply chain snarl isn’t going away. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed widespread structural fragilities in the global trading system, first...

The Volatile Global Food Supply

(click to enlarge) The pandemic has aggravated an already alarming situation regarding the cost and accessibility of food worldwide, as the director general of the...

Unequal Vaccine Distribution Hampers Global Recovery

(click to enlarge) About 24 percent of the global population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but distribution has been vastly...

A Picture of China’s Expansion

(click to enlarge) The rapid pace of Chinese growth has expanded the country’s need for natural resources, especially farmland, timber and inputs needed for emerging...

Russia Invests in Southeast Asia

(click to enlarge) This week, Russia’s foreign minister met with the secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to discuss relations between Moscow and...

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