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The G-7’s Latest Answer to China’s BRI

(click to enlarge) The original strategic impetus for China’s Belt and Road Initiative was to secure trade routes not subject to U.S. control in the...

Tracking Global Investment

(click to enlarge) 2021 turned out to be quite positive for foreign direct investment, despite the ongoing recovery from the pandemic, quarantines and difficulties in...

Cycles of Turmoil

(click to enlarge) Political leadership in Arab countries is often a poisoned chalice. Violence and upheaval have been hallmarks of political transition in the Middle...

Exerting Economic Influence in Latin America

(click to enlarge) In recent years, the U.S. has leaned more heavily on using economic engagement and economic warfare to exert influence over other countries....

The Long Fight to Control Taiwan

(click to enlarge) Not so long ago, Taiwan and mainland China were mending their relations. Trade relations and cultural exchanges developed rapidly in the early...

War in Ukraine Is a Boon for NATO

(click to enlarge) NATO was the product of a particular time and strategic landscape – a bipolar world characterized by two extremely antagonistic powers. Most...

Lingering Protests in Cuba

(click to enlarge) Earlier this week, five people who joined anti-government protests in Cuba last summer were sentenced to up to nine years in prison....

India Powers Down

(click to enlarge) Although India has some of the world’s largest coal reserves, its massive power consumption means that it also must import coal to...

Europe’s Recovery Will Have to Wait

(click to enlarge) Entering 2022, the economies of the European Union were generally on the right track but were anything but booming. In the final...

Russian Attitudes Toward Multinationals’ Departures

(click to enlarge) Sanctions pressure on the Russian economy has increased significantly since the start of the war in Ukraine. Fearing sanctions or a domestic...

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