October 18, 2018Saudi Arabia
Threatening a price hike might work in the short term, but it would come with serious costs to the kingdom’s reputation as a moderating influence on oil markets.
October 2, 2018Trade
Critics are panning the president’s new trade deal with Canada and Mexico as a minor update. They’re wrong—it’s a significant accomplishment.
August 28, 2018Energy and Climate Policy
The Trump administration's rollbacks of greenhouse gas emissions will likely damage American energy production, global influence, and jobs.
September 27, 2018Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico’s government and the bulk of the holders of Puerto Rico’s Sales tax backed bonds (COFINA) appear to have reached agreement on restructuring terms (details here). The deal will reduce Puer…
September 19, 2018Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue (nicknamed Teodorin), vice president of Equatorial Guinea, son of his country’s president, and heir apparent to that office, made headlines this week. According to media reports, authorities in Brazil seized some $16 million in cash and high-end watches from his delegation, where he had reportedly traveled for medical treatment. Brazilian law limits the amount of cash visitors can bring into the country to $2,400.
September 13, 2018Trade
Big obstacles remain but surprise move offers hope.