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The Volatile Global Food Supply

(click to enlarge) The pandemic has aggravated an already alarming situation regarding the cost and accessibility of food worldwide, as the director general of the...

Unequal Vaccine Distribution Hampers Global Recovery

(click to enlarge) About 24 percent of the global population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but distribution has been vastly...

A Picture of China’s Expansion

(click to enlarge) The rapid pace of Chinese growth has expanded the country’s need for natural resources, especially farmland, timber and inputs needed for emerging...

Russia Invests in Southeast Asia

(click to enlarge) This week, Russia’s foreign minister met with the secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to discuss relations between Moscow and...

Foreign Investment Crashed in 2020

(click to enlarge) Foreign direct investment is the trademark of the globalization of the international economy. FDI flows suffered greatly in 2020 because of pandemic-related...

State and Nonstate Forces in Africa

(click to enlarge) Throughout the past century, sub-Saharan Africa has more often than not either been largely ignored by outside powers or functioned uneasily as...

Spain and Morocco’s Standoff

(click to enlarge) The Western Mediterranean, particularly the Strait of Gibraltar, is the gateway between the Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Mediterranean, which has coastline along...

Growth Projections After the Pandemic

(click to enlarge) As the number of vaccinated people increases, so does optimism about the economic recovery. But despite the general positive trends, the defining...

The History of European-African Trade

(click to enlarge) The geographic links between Europe and Africa go back centuries. The Mediterranean naturally ties southern Europe to the north of Africa. European...

Even Under Siege, Huawei Increases Its Reach

(click to enlarge) U.S. measures targeting Chinese telecoms giant Huawei have hit the company hard. U.S. restrictions on semiconductor sales have pushed it into crisis mode...

The US and Norway Get Closer

(click to enlarge) Last month, the United States and Norway signed an updated defense deal called the Supplementary Defense Cooperation Agreement. It allows the U.S....

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(click to enlarge) One of the more complicated aspects of the current economic volatility accompanying...

Daily Memo: Biden’s Comments on Taiwan, Evergrande Meets Deadline

U.S. commitment to Taiwan. U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday, in response to a...

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