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UK Trade Policy After Brexit

(click to enlarge) The United Kingdom is trying to redefine its role in the international system after leaving the European Union. A significant part of...

Brazil’s Difficulties in Attracting Foreign Investment

(click to enlarge) The Brazilian government expects foreign direct investment to be a major component of its economic recovery from the pandemic – just as...

Status of the Global Economic Recovery

(click to enlarge) This is not our first Weekly Graphic on global economic trends, and it certainly won't be our last. Economies around the world...

The War on Colombian Coca Production

(click to enlarge) On Oct. 25, the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy announced a new U.S.-Colombian counternarcotics strategy. The two countries have a...

The U.S. Labor Disconnect

(click to enlarge) One of the more complicated aspects of the current economic volatility accompanying the rebound from the pandemic in the U.S. is the...

Europe’s Faltering Economic Recovery

(click to enlarge) As the COVID-19 vaccination campaign proceeds, the pandemic seems almost under control in Europe. Social distancing measures are being lifted and economies...

China’s Hunt for Coal

(click to enlarge) In many ways, China's ongoing electricity crunch is a mess of its own making. It's due in part, for example, to an...

Volatile Year for US Farmers

(click to enlarge) The United States is working to bring supply chains closer to home as part of its national security strategy, and although we...

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...

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