May 14, 2020Coronavirus
The process of going into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic has been revealing, especially in regards to oil. There are many elements to the smooth operation of global oil logistics that are n…
May 13, 2020Nigeria
The fall in international oil prices amid coronavirus is having a devastating impact on Nigeria’s formal economy. Oil, the property of the Nigerian government, provides more than 60 percent of government revenue and 90 percent of foreign exchange.
May 29, 2020Nigeria
In the past, kidnapping victims in Nigeria tended to be the wealthy and the prominent. But a new report from SB Morgen, a Nigerian consulting firm, shows that, over time, the pool of potential victims has greatly expanded. Now, victims are often poor.
May 29, 2020Americas
Strengthening global ties is the best way to escape a pandemic-induced recession and help the country’s poor.
May 27, 2020United States
Foreign Treasury sales, including large sales from reserve managers, made the Fed's job harder, not easier, in March.
May 27, 2020Grand Strategy
President Trump’s penchant for going it alone makes little sense in a world increasingly defined by global challenges that can best be met through collective action.
May 21, 2020Coronavirus
The COVID-19 pandemic poses challenges for African agriculture. Farming is the dominant way people in sub-Saharan Africa earn their living and feed their families. Government restrictions on movement could threaten food security if not done properly.
May 19, 2020Economic Crises
The coronavirus has cut into few industries more deeply than aviation and aerospace, putting some strategically important companies in dire financial straits.