- Daily Brief
- September 21, 2023
WHAT’S HAPPENING? The United States and Iran have been negotiating a new Iranian nuclear deal for months, but the odds
WHAT’S HAPPENING? On May 24, former Moldovan President Igor Dodon was detained and subsequently placed under house arrest on three
WHAT’S HAPPENING? Taiwan has been pertinent to global high-tech supply chains for years, thanks to its primacy in semiconductor production.
WHAT’S HAPPENING? As Russia’s war against Ukraine surpasses the 100-day mark, international oil and wheat prices remain cripplingly high, forcing
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused Germany to rethink its national defense strategy.
Myanmar’s political stalemate has been exacerbated by a regional power struggle between China and India which view any resolution to the ongoing conflict as tipping the scales in the favor of the other.
The Chinese government’s decision to insist on a zero-tolerance approach toward COVID-19 may come at a great cost to the country’s economy.
South Korea’s ongoing struggle with gender inequality has ramifications for its economy and society. The country’s new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, may end up exacerbating this problem by denying its existence.
An initial (but since reversed) ban on exports of Russian sugar and grain to the EAEU sparked negative sentiment in Central Asia that is unlikely to disappear in the near term.
The US Federal Reserve has started to look at a US digital dollar but the likelihood of it being implemented any time soon remains slim.
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.