Commodities

Ecuagoldmining v Ecuador: Mining, the Environment, and International Arbitration

cc Pedro Szekely, modified, Flickr, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Examining two prominent cases that provide a window into the world of international arbitration: Equagodmining v Ecuador, and P&ID v Nigeria.

Backgrounder: The Water Crisis in Crimea

Sunset over the Dnieper River, which once met most of Crimea's water needs,, cc Flickr tuyddatygl, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Exploring the economic, environmental, and geopolitical dynamics surrounding the ongoing water crisis in Crimea.

COVID-19: Economic Impact Round-up (4-22-2020)

USPressBriefing, cc Flickr The White House, modfiied, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Recounting the economic damage and government bailouts that COVID-19 has left in its wake.

The Future of the Global Monetary Order

USD, cc Flickr Mike, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

What will the global financial system of 2060 look like?

Peace in a Pandemic: Containing Africa’s Conflicts

BurkinaFasoFlintlock2019, Members of the Burkinabe honor guard stand ready to be called to attention before the opening ceremony of Flintlock 2019, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Flintlock is an annual African-led, integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner nation forces throughout North and West Africa as well as western special operations forces since 2005. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 (SW/AW) Evan Parker / released), https://www.africom.mil/media-room/article/31543/more-than-30-nations-kick-off-flintlock-2019-in-burkina-faso-mauritania

COVID-19 is upending local security dynamics in some of the most vulnerable parts of Africa.

COVID-19: Time to Rethink International Peace & Security

COVIDscan, cc Flickr NIAID, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

In a world ravaged by COVID-19, multilateralism is the only path leading back to global prosperity.

Petropolitics 101: The Case of Guyana

Bohrinsel Curacao, cc Flickr dronepicr, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Guyana failed to evade the “resource curse” once. Will it happen again?

COVID-19: Economic Impact Round-up (3-19-2020)

COVID19-virus, cc Flickr NIAID, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Recounting global disruptions from the COVID-19 outbreak, along with the growing list of government stimulus initiatives deployed to mitigate them.

US Debt to Spike in Wake of COVID-19

USTreasury, cc Mike, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The US government debt load was already teetering on the precipice of becoming unmanageable - then COVID-19 hit.

Oil’s Armageddon: Implications for African Exporters

TankerSunset, cc rabiem22, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Africa’s largest oil exporters are not in a position to weather the massive price disruptions wrought by COVID-19 and Saudi-Russian acrimony.

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