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Dismantling the NATO-Led Mission in Afghanistan

(click to enlarge) On May 1, forces from NATO member states will begin to withdraw from Afghanistan, marking the final phase of the NATO-led Resolution...

US Threat Perceptions, Then and Now

(click to enlarge) The world is big and dangerous and turns slowly, as do U.S. perceptions of what it sees as most threatening across the...

Russia’s Arctic Buildup

(click to enlarge) The Arctic, rich in natural resources and potential, is quickly becoming an area where the interests of major players, especially the United...

EU Economic Update

(click to enlarge) In its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Union has had some ups and lots of downs – particularly when it...

Turkey Leaves Treaty on Violence Against Women

(click to enlarge) In Turkey, protests and legal challenges continue over Ankara's decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, a European treaty on preventing and...

A Very Expensive Accident at the Suez Canal

(click to enlarge) Egyptian officials said Friday that they hope to reopen the Suez Canal by Saturday after the giant container ship, Ever Given, ran...

Foreign Investment in Latin America

(click to enlarge) For emerging and developing economies, foreign direct investment plays a crucial role in financing major development projects and growing their economies. This...

Turkey Reaches Out to Central Asia

(click to enlarge) For Turkey, the Turkic-speaking countries in Central Asia and the Caucasus present an opportunity to spread its influence into a critical Russian...

Latin America’s 5G Dilemma

(click to enlarge) The rollout of 5G technology has quickly taken on a strong geopolitical dimension due to the potential ramifications on cybersecurity and digitally...

The Global Economy in 2020

(click to enlarge) The COVID-19 pandemic hurt everyone, but it didn’t hurt equally. Social distancing measures, both elective and government mandated, devastated businesses, particularly those...

Highs and Lows in the Japanese Economy

(click to enlarge) Like most economies across the globe, Japan’s has taken a hit from the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s third-largest economy contracted for three...

Latin America: Growth by Growing Together

(click to enlarge) Latin American economies, like most economies of the world, will struggle to recover from the economic blow of 2020. Even before the...

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