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Opening Up the Caucasus

(click to enlarge) After signing a cease-fire deal that ended the war in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh in November, Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan reached...

Europe’s Energy Transition

(click to enlarge) The share of renewables in European energy production in 2020 increased to 38 percent, overtaking fossil fuels (which fell to 37 percent)...

Keystone XL Pipeline Canceled

(click to enlarge) The Keystone XL pipeline project is no stranger to controversy. It has inspired protests and objections from environmentalists and indigenous groups for...

COVID-19’s Impact on Labor

(click to enlarge) A key trend in 2021 is the rebalancing of the global economic and financial systems after the disruption caused by COVID-19. The...

COVID-19: Vaccine Access and Distribution Problems

(click to enlarge) Geopolitical Futures’ 2021 forecast, released earlier this week, predicts that the process by which COVID-19 vaccines are distributed and administered this year...

European Union Economic Update

(click to enlarge) As much of the European Union goes under stricter lockdown over the holiday season, economic figures released last week for the third...

Housing Insecurity in America

(click to enlarge) Since late April, the U.S. Census Bureau has been doing a so-called Household Pulse Survey, which regularly collects data from U.S. households...

New Avian Flu Outbreak

(click to enlarge) Over the past few weeks, there has been an increasing number of reports of a new strain of avian influenza, H5N8. The...

The World’s Largest Trade Pact

(click to enlarge) Judging solely by its headline figures, the newly inked 15-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – by most metrics the world’s largest...

US Sanctions on Iran in 2020

(click to enlarge) As a part of the Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran, the U.S. government has imposed new sanctions on Iran throughout...

India and Pakistan’s Tug of War Over Kashmir

(click to enlarge) India-Pakistan tensions over Kashmir stretch back to partition in 1948. In many ways, the historical pattern shows an evolution toward a “frozen”...

After Brexit, the UK Pivots to Africa

(click to enlarge) To prepare for a post-Brexit world, the U.K. has been reorienting its trade and investment patterns. As such, it is increasingly looking...

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