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Protest at the Center of American Politics

Abstract: Recognizing the increasing ubiquity of protest in the United States, this article considers why protest has become so central to American politics. It argues that three factors contribute...

How the Philippines Can Recover From One of the World’s Longest Lockdowns

One of the world's longest lockdowns has disrupted the growth trajectory of the Philippines. From Asia's darling, it is on the verge of reclaiming its old status as the region's sick man. However,...

Changing Landscapes: New Strategies for the Big Three Oil Producers

The “Big Three” global oil producers’ strategies have changed in response to three crises that affected oil markets in the last seven years. While the problems related to the cyclical calamities are...

Brazil, Mexico, and COVID-19: A Striking Contrast

Brazil and Mexico experienced the first signs of the COVID-19 pandemic roughly at the same time. A year later, Brazil is one of the countries that has provided the most financial support to...

The Pandemic’s Unprecedented Shock and Opportunity for the Caribbean

For many Caribbean countries, COVID-19 has generated the largest single-year economic contraction on record. While the future remains uncertain, we know that policymakers will continue to be faced...

The United Arab Emirates’ Post-COVID-19 Outlook

The United Arab Emirates faces tough economic challenges in 2021 and beyond. The coronavirus and the resulting crises have caused its most important industries to struggle, endangered retaining its...

How to Tackle Tax Havens

It is hard to crack down on tax havens because powerful actors use them and powerful countries are them. In a globalized world where countries seek to attract mobile capital, they offer financial...

China's Stakes in Venezuela are Too High to be Ignored

By turning a blind eye to Venezuela's economic and human rights disaster denounced by the UN Human Rights Council, China ignores the politically important anti-Maduro sentiment in the Latin America...

Hydrogen: Expectations for Future Energy Relations

Hydrogen is increasing in importance as a greener alternative to fossil fuel energy sources. As hydrogen's usage, production, and trade grows, the global energy system and geopolitics of energy will...

UK and Huawei: Geopolitics, Symbolism, and Competing National Interests

While Huawei provides cost-effective technology favorable to the UK, looming fears of potential Chinese espionage are changing its stance regarding Huawei leading to a total ban from its 5G...

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