Future Investment Initiative concludes Miami summit
- Daily Brief
- March 31, 2023
As one of the world’s largest CO2-emitters, South Korea has pledged to go carbon neutral. However, decarbonization will be an uphill battle that will require more than what the government has planned.
The suspension of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline’s operations on the eve of the Ukraine invasion may not have the intended impact.
Australia is investing heavily in Pacific telecommunication networks in a rivalry with China for regional influence.
The irreconcilability between Sudanese protestors’ demands and those of the military junta will likely complicate international efforts to facilitate a negotiated return to the country’s democratic transition.
Chinese investors cut a secret deal with Congolese officials increasing their profit share of mining revenues while falling behind on promised infrastructure agreements.
Successive attempts by South Korea’s government to rein in the country’s economic titans have been inadequate. As a result, the chaebols have only grown more powerful since the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s latest move to normalize relations with Myanmar’s military junta raises questions as to which diplomatic course of action the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will pursue this year as Cambodia assumes chairmanship of the organization.
Bloody unrest across Kazakhstan may prompt domestic and geopolitical shifts.
WHAT’S HAPPENING? As Sudan’s political crisis deepens and Ethiopia continues to unilaterally operationalize the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Egypt is
Recent incidents involving migrant workers and Singaporean law enforcement call into question Singapore’s treatment of foreign workers in the construction sector.
As the Syrian civil war continues to de-escalate, European and Arab countries are beginning to normalize relations with the Assad regime while current US policy remains unchanged.
China is trying to undo its world’s largest polluter status, but there are obstacles to meeting this goal.