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The impact of the coronavirus on the European economy

The outbreak of a novel coronavirus six weeks ago in the world’s second-largest economy and the unprecedented efforts taken to contain it will affect the global and European economies, and will have an adverse impact on businesses and consumers. The…

Dealing with the Chinese Challenge: The Case of the Pharmaceutical Industry

By Robbin Laird and Ed Timperlake The United States and a number of key allies have begun to focus significant attention on reworking the supply chain in key industries associated with imports from China. As Dr. Harald Malmgren recently noted:…

Saudi Arabia steps up peace efforts in Yemen

Event On November 28th Saudi Arabia released 128 prisoners captured during the ongoing war against the Houthis, an Iranian-backed Shia group, in Yemen. Analysis The Saudi government—and chiefly Mohammed bin Salman al‑Saud, the crown prince and de facto ruler, who…

Armenian Government’s Precarious Balancing Act With Russia

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 165 By: Armen Grigoryan November 21, 2019 05:23 PM Age: 4 days Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently paid their first visits to Armenia since the 2018 “Velvet Revolution.” Shoigu…

Eurodollar explainer

How the world works on Dollars. The single most trusted dominant currency is the US Dollar. It is a requirement for all financial transactions whether its Euro, RMB, SEK, or Yen. There is only one source and that’s the US…

Restructuring in IRGC Intelligence

Washington – Amir Tomaj aawsat.com: Last month, the Islamic Republic of Iran made a new appointment in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Intelligence Organization (IRGC-IO), expanding the scope of its operations abroad focused on the US in order to fight…

What are Eurodollars?

Eurodollars are dollar-denominated deposit liabilities of banks outside the United States. Even though estimates of the size of the Eurodollar market exceed $7 trillion, these instruments are virtually unregulated by the Fed.  In 2008, the height of the financial crisis,…

Venezuela’s Collapse Frays Its Economic Ties With Russia

MOSCOW — In his toughest moments, President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela has turned to Russia for support. When the United States sanctioned the Venezuelan energy industry in January, Russia’s oil firm Rosneft helped to divert its oil exports to Asia. And when…

China Rushes to Dominate Global Supply of Lithium

Beijing’s race to control supplies of lithium, used in powering electric cars, is leaving its rivals far behind. China is increasingly dominating the supply of what’s been described as “white petroleum,” the soft, silvery metal lithium, seen as key to…