Kenya Chooses a New President

If you would like to receive Morning Brief in your inbox every weekday, please sign up here . Welcome to today’s Morning Brief, where we’re looking at Kenya’s elections, Blinken’s visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and a potential new Iran deal. Welcome to today’s Morning Brief, where […]

Xi’s Great Leap Backward

Put plainly, China risks falling off the employment cliff. And China’s leaders know it—even if their proposed policy prescriptions, such as sending urban students to work in the countryside, harken back to a bygone era. The problem for today’s Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is that yesteryear’s bag of tricks will […]

Will U.S. ‘Nearshoring’ Go From Buzzword to Trend?

If you would like to receive Latin America Brief in your inbox every Friday, please sign up here . The highlights this week: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s visit to Washington shines a spotlight on supply chains, a check-in with Cuban activists on the anniversary of last year’s historic […]

Does China intend to harm Nepal in any way

Kathmandu : Nepal, a landlocked country of some 29 million people, is located between two giant economies China and India. Due to its strategic location, Beijing has been consistently endeavouring to expand its influence in the Himalayan nation. In May 2017, Nepal and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding on […]

What’s New About the New Authoritarianism?

There is a widespread sense that today’s autocracies differ from previous dictatorships in that rulers ruthlessly concentrate power but do not officially abolish institutions such as parliaments. Nor do they actually disavow democracy, for that matter. Sergei Guriev and Daniel Treisman’s Spin Dictators substantiates this intuition with data. Guriev and […]