Weekly Graphic

Teddy Roosevelt Goes to Panama
November 9, 2018

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


Tracking the Central American Migrant Caravans
November 2, 2018

Three weeks ago, a caravan of thousands of migrants from various Central American countries departed on a journey to...

India’s Trade With Iran
October 26, 2018

India has been keen to expand into Iran, where an Indian firm is developing a deep-water port in the...


Where China Is Detaining the Uighurs
October 19, 2018

The central government is holding nearly 1 million members of the Muslim minority group in camps around Xinjiang province...

A New Route From Asia to Europe
October 12, 2018

Last month, Maersk, one of the world’s largest logistics firms, sailed a cargo ship from Asia to Europe through...


Bolivia Remains Landlocked
October 5, 2018

The International Criminal Court in The Hague ruled this week against Bolivia’s claim that Chile must negotiate access to...

The King of Cobalt
September 28, 2018

The Democratic Republic of Congo has as much cobalt reserves as the rest of the world combined.


Anatomy of a Chinese Debt Trap
September 21, 2018

The cautionary tale of how Sri Lanka ended up ceding control – and an unclear degree of sovereignty –...

Yemen: War in the Time of Cholera
September 14, 2018

The fighting has discouraged reconstruction efforts, leaving much of the population at risk of disease.


Key Players in Libya
September 7, 2018

Violence in Libya had been relatively contained prior to the recent clashes. That could change if we are on...

As the Economy Dips, Venezuelans Flee
August 31, 2018

Venezuela is facing an economic crisis. Its currency has plummeted, oil revenue has dropped and inflation has skyrocketed. Shortages...


The European Union: Divided on Brexit
August 24, 2018

EU members have different visions for the bloc’s future relationship with the U.K.

Countries Most at Risk From a Currency Crisis
August 17, 2018

These economies are sitting on a ticking time bomb of U.S. dollar-denominated debt.