Economy

Can US Corporate Debt Markets Weather a Recession?

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With a recession looming on the horizon, the COVID-era grace period of cheap money has nearly run its course.

The DRC: Threats and Opportunities in a Complex Neighborhood

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A flurry of diplomatic activity is unfolding against the backdrop of troubling advances by M23 rebels in the DRC.

War a Possibility as Iran-Azerbaijan Tensions Flare

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Shifting geopolitics in the South Caucasus are serving to place Azerbaijan squarely in Iran’s crosshairs.

Beijing Throws a Lifeline to Beleaguered Real Estate Developers

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Amid worsening economic indicators, Beijing has partially reversed its attempt to reign in real estate excess. But is the damage already done?

How Western Experts Got the Ukraine War So Wrong

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An outdated propensity to equate Ukraine with Russia lies at the heart of a long list of flawed geopolitical analyses leading up to the Ukraine war.

Will UPR 41 Stand in the Way of India’s UNSC Dream?

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The UNHCR’s Universal Periodic Review is muddling the case for a permanent seat at the UNSC.

Wagner Group: The Case for a Terrorist Designation

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Though nominally a mercenary organization, there’s a strong case to be made that the Wagner Group should be classified a terrorist outfit.

Continuity and Change in the Rise of Brazil

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Assessing the geopolitical circumstances surrounding Brazil’s potential rise as a great power.

Wheat Prices Dip as Russia Returns to Ukraine Deal

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As posturing goes, Russia’s threat to leave the Ukraine wheat deal was abnormally short-lived. What changed the Kremlin’s mind?

Brazil: Assessing President Lula Redux

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Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva defeated rival Jair Bolsonaro in a much closer contest than many were predicting. What can we expect from Lula’s third term in office?

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