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G7 Reinvents Itself as Democratic Bulwark in London

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The G7’s sprawling new communique portrays the bloc as a democratic bulwark against creeping authoritarianism.

Global Forecast (5-3-2021)

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Turkish military sets up shop in Iraqi Kurdistan, border clashes break out along Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border, and another Belt and Road deal is in the crosshairs in Australia.

Strategic Commodities 2.0: Global Uranium Supply & Demand

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Next in our series on strategic commodities we examine uranium, a key input in nuclear power generation that was included on the US Interior Department’s list of critical minerals.

Flashpoint: Chad

A Chadian Special Forces soldier receives basic rifle marksmanship training at a live fire range Mar. 6, 2017 in Massaguet, Chad as part of Flintlock 17. Flintlock is an annual special operations exercise involving more than 20 nation forces that strengthens security institutions, promotes multilateral sharing of information, and develops interoperability among partner nations in North and West Africa. (Army photo by Sgt. Derek Hamilton) Unit: U.S. Africa Command DVIDS Tags: marksmanship; Flintlock; Chad; Flintlock17, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marksmanship_training_in_Chad_during_Flintlock_2017_170306-A-KH850-007.jpg

Today’s vulnerable states give way to tomorrow’s regional crises. First in a new series, we examine the challenges faced by Chad in the COVID-19 era.

Greenland Election to Resonate in Global Rare Earth Supply

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A snap general election in Greenland could reverberate in Arctic geopolitics and rare earth mineral supply chains the world over.

Infrastructure: Biden’s Next Policy Battle

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Biden promised big things for infrastructure on the campaign trail. Can his administration deliver?

Global Forecast (3-7-2021)

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Examining the issues and hotspots that will be making headlines in the week ahead.

Beijing Charts Post-COVID Economic Course in Two Sessions

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The meetings are when Beijing shows its hand regarding economic and social policy in the years ahead.

Outlook 2021: ASEAN under Brunei’s Chairmanship

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ASEAN represents one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing economic blocs in the world. What can we expect in 2021?

Outlook 2021: Fossil Fuels

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Will 2021 be looked back on as a turning point in the global pivot toward renewable energy sources?

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