European Union Economic Update

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(click to enlarge) As much of the European Union goes under stricter lockdown over the holiday season, economic figures released last week for the third...

Housing Insecurity in America

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(click to enlarge) Since late April, the U.S. Census Bureau has been doing a so-called Household Pulse Survey, which regularly collects data from U.S. households...

New Avian Flu Outbreak

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(click to enlarge) Over the past few weeks, there has been an increasing number of reports of a new strain of avian influenza, H5N8. The...

The World’s Largest Trade Pact

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(click to enlarge) Judging solely by its headline figures, the newly inked 15-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – by most metrics the world’s largest...

US Sanctions on Iran in 2020

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(click to enlarge) As a part of the Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran, the U.S. government has imposed new sanctions on Iran throughout...

India and Pakistan’s Tug of War Over Kashmir

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(click to enlarge) India-Pakistan tensions over Kashmir stretch back to partition in 1948. In many ways, the historical pattern shows an evolution toward a “frozen”...

After Brexit, the UK Pivots to Africa

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(click to enlarge) To prepare for a post-Brexit world, the U.K. has been reorienting its trade and investment patterns. As such, it is increasingly looking...

Coronavirus Trends in Latin America

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(click to enlarge) The coronavirus pandemic has hit Latin America hard. By the end of September, the region accounted for 28 percent of global cases...

COVID-19 Wreaked Havoc on EU Economies

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(click to enlarge) A second wave of COVID-19 has hit Europe. Health officials predicted this outcome as governments lifted social restrictions, which permitted the virus...

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...

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