The US ‘Caesar sanctions,’ aimed at forcing the Assad regime to negotiate, could potentially further immiserate the country’s long-suffering people.
Graft risks are mounting as governments around the world forgo purchasing rules to stock up on vital equipment.
LNG imports and Azeri pipelines look set to lessen Europe’s dependence on Russian supplies, potentially limiting Moscow’s political and economic influence over the region.
A Keynesian stimulus program has been beset by delays and the private sector’s reluctance to get involved.
The Russian president’s attempts at consolidating his ‘near abroad’ might have the opposite effect.
Investors welcome the Brazilian president’s ambitious reform program, but worry about his apparent disdain for the environment.
Lopez Obrador looks to be fulfilling his pledge to tackle corruption but his attitude towards independent institutions does not bode well.
Distributed ledger technology is being used in efforts to remove conflict minerals from supply chains – but it doesn’t have all the answers.
There seems little Washington can do to prevent Iraq becoming a key Iranian trading partner and energy customer.