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Russia Erodes North Korea Sanctions

(click to enlarge) Last week, Russia vetoed the renewal of a U.N. panel tasked with monitoring the enforcement of international sanctions against North Korea. The...

European Economies Limped Into 2024

(click to enlarge) Several European countries will hold elections this year, with economic conditions and the Russia-Ukraine war dominating discussions. Slovakia, Lithuania and Romania will...

A Closer Look at NATO Spending

(click to enlarge) In a meeting with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, Poland's president advocated that each NATO member increase defense spending to 3 percent of...

Tracking China’s Defense Spending

(click to enlarge) China is intensifying its defense modernization, planning to allocate $236.1 billion to defense this year. This figure excludes costs for military research...

Employment Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels

(click to enlarge) Global employment rates have returned to pre-pandemic levels despite 2023's macroeconomic downturns. Yet, multiple indicators reveal underlying fragility in the labor market....

European Farmer Protests

(click to enlarge) Farmer protests have recently surged across Europe, shaking its agricultural heartlands. In Poland, a deep and broadening coalition of farmers is forming...

China’s Deflation Spiral

(click to enlarge) Recent data show China experiencing its sharpest decline in consumer prices in over 14 years, while producer prices fell by 2.5 percent,...

Latin American Trade Outlook

(click to enlarge) For many Latin American countries, exports are a crucial element in economic growth, with contributions equating to or exceeding 30 percent of...

Kazakhstan: Crossroads of Eurasia

(click to enlarge) In light of the geopolitical shifts caused by Russia's pivot to the east, alongside China's push to forge overland trade paths to...

Daunting Trends in North America’s Electricity Market

(click to enlarge) Electricity peak demand and energy growth forecasts for the next decade are projected to be higher than at any point in the...

Gloomy Outlook for the World Economy

(click to enlarge) The global economy was surprisingly resilient in 2023, surpassing expectations with positive growth across regions. This resilience marks an encouraging beginning for...

Cuba’s Economy Is Running on Fumes

(click to enlarge) After three years on the edge, Cuba’s government can’t conceal the dire state of the national economy any longer. Too few tourists...

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