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Terrorism Hot Spots

(click to enlarge) In contrast to a declining terrorism threat in the West, attacks in other regions have increased in number and intensity. The data...

East African Trade Bloc Welcomes Somalia

(click to enlarge) Somalia's accession to the East African Community marks a significant geopolitical shift, despite the country's struggles with al-Shabab, environmental catastrophes, violent separatist...

Drought Disrupts the Panama Canal

(click to enlarge) The idea of the Panama Canal suffering from water shortages may seem counterintuitive considering that it spans just 50 miles between two...

WTO Downgrades Global Trade Forecast

(click to enlarge) Global trade this year hasn't lived up to expectations. Last month, the World Trade Organization published its updated Global Trade Outlook in...

International Intervention in Haiti

(click to enlarge) As the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is often labeled a failed state due to its poor economy, weak government,...

Global Rice Prices Hit 15-Year High

(click to enlarge) The global rice market is currently facing a storm due to a mix of climate change, El Nino and restrictive export policies,...

Global Economic Trends, 2023

(click to enlarge) According to a report recently published by the International Monetary Fund, global economic growth will be significantly slower in 2023 and 2024...

Asia’s Economic Outlook

(click to enlarge) Amid China’s weaker-than-expected economic performance, the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office cut its 2023 growth forecast for the region to 4.3 percent from...

Rising Prices Slow the Green Transition

(click to enlarge) Oct. 9 marks the start of London Metal Exchange Week, an annual gathering where members of the global metals community across the...

Europe’s Stagnant Economy

(click to enlarge) Europe's economy stalled in the second quarter of 2023, registering no growth at the European Union level and growth of just 0.1...

Russia and China Unite Over Mongolia

(click to enlarge) The periphery commands growing attention. Amid ongoing Western pressure on Russia and the complexities confronting the Chinese economy, both nations seek to...

Trends in Global Drug Use and Production

(click to enlarge) An estimated 296 million people worldwide are drug users, according to the most recent U.N. World Drug Report. The report warns about...

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