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FLASH: Inflation Ticks Upward in Canada

Canadian 10-dollar bill, cc Flickr KMR Photography, modfied, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Creeping inflation could force the Bank of Canada’s hand on an interest rate hike come April.

Trump Expands His Trade War to China

cc Flickr Håkan Dahlström, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The opening volleys have been fired in the long awaited US-China trade war.

Rising Tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean: Another South China Sea?

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Border disputes, lucrative energy resources, and an aggressive regional hegemon – the similarities between the Eastern Mediterranean and the South China Sea are striking.

Italy: Still Part of the PIGS Club?

EUItalyFlag, CC Flickr Ed Uthman, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Has austerity and EU intervention forestalled the possibility of a Greece-like repeat in Italy, or merely delayed it?

FLASH: BIS Warns on China, Canada, and Hong Kong Economies

Yuan2, cc Flickr David Dennis, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The Bank of International Settlements has warned of unsustainable debt growth in China, Canada, and Hong Kong.

New Ethnic Clashes Erupt in DR Congo

Ituri, CC Monusco Flickr, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Renewed violence between the Hema and Lendu tribes is drawing disturbing parallels to one of the bloodiest wars in Africa’s history.

Italian Voters Turn on the Establishment

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The Italian general election swept away the establishment without indicating what exactly should replace it.

Britain Continues to Grapple with the Post-Brexit Reality

Corbyn, cc Flickr Chatham House, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

While transition negotiations flounder, the Brexit debate has coalesced into a simple question: Hard or soft?

Ethiopia: A Geopolitical Time Bomb in the Making

cc Jonathan Alpeyrie, modified, wikicommons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Column_of_ONLF_rebels.jpg

Ethiopia’s climate-sensitive economy, growing population, and inter-ethnic conflict make it a geopolitical time bomb primed to explode.

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