Analysis

Daily Memo: Income Statistics, a Russian SWIFT, Reallocated Funds
March 20, 2019

All the news worth knowing today.


How the Trade War Won’t End
March 20, 2019

Washington wants to cut a deal now, but Beijing is playing the long game.

Kazakhstan’s First and Only President Has Resigned
March 19, 2019

Nursultan Nazarbayev has surrendered his post but very little of his power.


American Universities Are in Crisis
March 19, 2019

Elite universities are once again looking for social conformists rather than disrupters.


Italy Signs Up for the Belt and Road Initiative
March 18, 2019

Rome’s decision has provoked stern but ultimately empty U.S. warnings.



Brazil’s Chance to Lead
March 15, 2019

The crisis in Venezuela poses a national security threat, leaving Brazil little choice but to take action.

Daily Memo: INF Update, NATO Numbers, China’s Economy
March 14, 2019

All the news worth knowing today.