Russia-Venezuela Economic Ties

Venezuela is looking for a little help from its friends.

A Month of Unrest in France

Government proposals to raise fuel taxes are mobilizing the public.

Moving Toward Korean Cooperation

The two Koreas are gradually reducing defenses along the Demilitarized Zone and exploring possibilities for major cross-border infrastructure projects.

Showdown Over the Sea of Azov

A controversial Russian bridge over the Kerch Strait has escalated tensions around the Crimean Peninsula.

Examining Canada’s Debt Exposure

The country’s mounting debt is creating vulnerabilities that could make recovery more difficult in the event of another recession.

The Islamic State’s Fading Territory

The Islamic State’s territory in Syria and Iraq is a shadow of its former self.

Teddy Roosevelt Goes to Panama

For the U.S., the Panama Canal symbolized the expansion of its geopolitical power.

Tracking the Central American Migrant Caravans

Three weeks ago, a caravan of thousands of migrants from various Central American countries departed on a journey to the U.S.-Mexico border. All the governments involved, including those from source countries Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – together dubbed the Northern Triangle – have different agendas here.

India’s Trade With Iran

India has been keen to expand into Iran, where an Indian firm is developing a deep-water port in the southern coastal town of Chabahar. New Delhi has invested nearly $34 billion in the project.

Where China Is Detaining the Uighurs

The central government is holding nearly 1 million members of the Muslim minority group in camps around Xinjiang province for ‘re-education.’

A New Route From Asia to Europe

Last month, Maersk, one of the world’s largest logistics firms, sailed a cargo ship from Asia to Europe through a route north of Russia for the first time. The melting Arctic ice has opened up new possibilities for the shipping industry.

Bolivia Remains Landlocked

The International Criminal Court in The Hague ruled this week against Bolivia’s claim that Chile must negotiate access to the Pacific Ocean for the landlocked country. Bolivia lost its access following the War of the Pacific.