Politicians and scholars debate whether China’s economic investments in Africa benefit or exploit local populations. But what does the public think?
Foreign policy experts are divided on whether Russia’s invasion of Ukraine makes it more or less likely that China will launch a similar attack on Taiwan. Here are the arguments on both sides.
China has responded to US sanctions with its own set of punitive measures. An expert on international trade explains the standoff and what it means for countries and companies caught in the middle.
Despite China’s economic power, the yuan lags as a major global currency. Here’s why current US interest rates and sanctions on Russia may change that.
The west wants to prevent a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. But every move towards engagement with the Taliban is met with further oppression.
Cubans turned out in higher numbers than expected at the recent elections.
As President Biden begins meeting with congressional leaders to resolve the debt ceiling showdown, an economist warns the consequences of a default could be dire.
The US has frozen tens of billions of dollars worth of assets belonging to Russians and their government. A legal scholar explains why confiscating them is a bit trickier.
Former US president Donald Trump continues to wield an important influence within the Republican Party. Notwithstanding the war in Ukraine, he and his supporters continue to look up to Vladimir Putin.
While the country’s Central Bank may have managed to offset some of the tougher sanctions, the West’s economic broadside has caused long-term damage to “Fortress Russia”.
The West broke an implicit contract when it denied Russia access to its foreign reserves on February 27. It’s hard to see a way back.
Soaring inflation and a run on the banks signal that punishing sanctions resulting from the invasion of Ukraine are already inflicting economic pain.
The recent US ban on avocado imports from Mexico underscores the risks of being so heavily reliant on a product that comes from one region in one country that’s rife with violence and corruption.
A feature of the international community’s response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has been the adoption of sanctions. So what are sanctions? And are they likely to have any meaningful impact?
Denying Russia’s central bank access to its offshore reserves threatens hyperinflation, a recession and massive unemployment.
Named after a tax expert who died in police custody after uncovering fraud by Russian officials, Magnitsky sanctions target individuals accused of human rights violations.
The return of financial inflows from foreign investment or aid support will go a long way towards jump-starting economic recovery.
The Biden administration has threatened severe sanctions if Russia were to invade Ukraine. An economic sanctions scholar explains why they probably won’t be effective.
Cuba has handled COVID well, but sanctions and economic uncertainty are causing unrest among some sections of society.
Belarus has created a migrant crisis at its border in an apparent move to punish the European Union for its opposition to the country’s leader.