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Europe’s Recovery Approaches Its Limits

(click to enlarge) Two years after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy of the European Union is rebounding, with growth in most EU...

The IMF Cuts Argentina Some Slack

(click to enlarge) Argentina is no stranger to economic crises and conflict with the International Monetary Fund. For years the country has navigated a minefield...

Zero COVID and Manufacturing in China

(click to enlarge) It was in China, specifically the city of Wuhan, where the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in early 2020 before quickly...

The Slow Global Labor Market Recovery

(click to enlarge) The COVID-19 pandemic could cause structural shifts and long-term damage to labor forces across the globe, the International Labor Organization has warned....

Close Ties Between Russians and Ukrainians

(click to enlarge) Russia is rattling its sabers all along Ukraine’s northern, eastern and southern borders, prompting fears of an invasion. The U.S. and Europe...

Kazakhstan’s Sudden Unrest

(click to enlarge) When the Soviet Union collapsed, the countries of Central Asia became independent. With their newfound sovereignty came all the challenges of building...

Food Prices in Canada

(click to enlarge) Canada is on a growing list of developed economies grappling with rising food prices. This year, the cost of food increased there...

Erdogan’s Waning Power

  (click to enlarge) Turkey’s presidential elections are slated for June 2023, but it’s unclear whether Recep Tayyip Erdogan will last that long in office. November...

Global Migration Trends

(click to enlarge) Broadly speaking, there are two main drivers of migration: the search for economic opportunity, and displacement by violence, insecurity or political events....

UK Trade Policy After Brexit

(click to enlarge) The United Kingdom is trying to redefine its role in the international system after leaving the European Union. A significant part of...

Brazil’s Difficulties in Attracting Foreign Investment

(click to enlarge) The Brazilian government expects foreign direct investment to be a major component of its economic recovery from the pandemic – just as...

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