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Pipeline Networks in Southeastern Europe

(click to enlarge) Europe has seen record prices for natural gas and electricity in recent months, due largely to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia,...

How Work Has Changed Since COVID-19

(click to enlarge) Like supply chains, the supply of workers in the economy was a major victim of the pandemic. And the damage lingers: The...

Global Migration Trends

(click to enlarge) The COVID-19 pandemic, ensuing economic crisis, changes in travel restrictions and increased incidents of conflict displacement have created an unprecedented scenario for...

Norway Adds to Europe’s Energy Crunch

(click to enlarge) Norway is one of Europe’s most important alternatives to Russian energy supplies. In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, EU countries...

Population Growth Trends

(click to enlarge) Over the long term, demographics affect geopolitical trends and state behavior. Population size has implications for public pension systems, economic growth, food...

Japan’s Gradual Military Reawakening

(click to enlarge) After its defeat in World War II, Japan was deprived of any military capability. Pursuant to Article 9 of its new constitution,...

Drought in North America

(click to enlarge) Dating back to 1848, water sharing is one of the longest-standing areas of bilateral cooperation between Mexico and the United States. Agreements...

Uzbekistan Struggles to Integrate Karakalpakstan

(click to enlarge) The Republic of Karakalpakstan, located in northwestern Uzbekistan, is a product of the peculiar boundary delimitations within the Soviet Union. It was...

The G-7’s Latest Answer to China’s BRI

(click to enlarge) The original strategic impetus for China’s Belt and Road Initiative was to secure trade routes not subject to U.S. control in the...

Tracking Global Investment

(click to enlarge) 2021 turned out to be quite positive for foreign direct investment, despite the ongoing recovery from the pandemic, quarantines and difficulties in...

Cycles of Turmoil

(click to enlarge) Political leadership in Arab countries is often a poisoned chalice. Violence and upheaval have been hallmarks of political transition in the Middle...

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