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TRADE

Personal Business: Why Nigerian Traders Travel to China

Mr. and Mrs. Alhaji (names have been changed) are the owners of a successful textile wholesaling firm in Lagos, Nigeria. They import from a variety…
SECURITY

Farewell to Nuclear Arms Control?

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (I.N.F.) took seven years to negotiate, contributed to the end of the Cold War, and ushered in three decades of…
ENVIRONMENT

Preparing Australian Farmers for a (Non-)Rainy Day

The three most common categories of government assistance to agriculture during a drought are subsidies for farm business, income supplements for low-income farm families, and…
FINANCE

Global Markets’ Tepid Reaction to China’s New Opening

Soon after U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, met in Beijing last year, China announced that it would relax or eliminate…
ENVIRONMENT

Grocery Shopping Amid Radiation Concerns in Japan

A visit to a grocery store means navigating thousands of products to find those that we want to purchase. Checking the provenance and safety of…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

China, Venezuela, and the Illusion of Debt-Trap Diplomacy

In an article from early 2017, titled “China’s Debt-Trap Diplomacy,” geopolitics pundit Brahma Chellaney argued that China has sought to purposely ensnare some of its…
DEMOCRACY

What Needs to be Done to Improve Government Accountability

Every organization—even a government—needs a vision. But who audits governments’ results? Political scientists would tell you that voters do. Economists would tell you that investors…
INDUSTRY

How Your Business Can Hedge Against Natural Disasters

The devastating human cost of natural disasters cannot be overstated, and rightly receives the lion’s share of media and academic attention on the subject. There…
FINANCE

Superstition and Gambling on the Stock Market

In the past few decades, the rise in prosperity in Asia has made it easier for Asians to engage in stock trading. Some do this…
TRADE

Low-End Globalization: How China Is Developing the Developing World

When most people think of globalization, they think of Apple, Samsung, McDonald’s, Huawei—vast corporations with globally recognized brands...
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