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Global Macro Scoreboard and Asset Heatmap: April 23, 2018

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Geopolitical risks related to oil -- chief among them, Venezuela -- captured global interest last week, as both Brent and WTI are poised for big moves.

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When Will Venezuela Crack?

A divided opposition did capture online attention, but predictive signals favor the status quo.

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Long before Sunday’s vote, Venezuela’s presidential election was a fait accompli. Nicholas Maduro, who has become more autocratic the deeper the country falls into crisis, banned m...

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SecurityMiddle East

Israel-Iran Tensions Rising

Israeli digital concern, predictive signals point to heightened risk of escalation.

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Two days after President Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, conflict between Israel and Iran flared. Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Syria fired rocket...

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Global Macro Scoreboard and Asset Heatmap: May 8, 2018

Nuclear issues once again dominated global audiences' attention, though Italian politics is resurgent amidst government uncertainty.

Global Macro Scoreboard and Asset Heatmap - May 8, 2018

1. Nuclear issues continued to captivate global audiences, the impending recertification of the Iran Deal chiefly among them. Predata's signal measuring Iranian interest in their n...

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SecurityEurope

Inauguration Number What?

Protests across the country ahead of Putin's inauguration made their mark online in spite of reduced turnout.

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This past weekend, Russian interest in opposition movements and themes matched levels observed around other major protests. Opposition firebrand Alexey Navalny called for a day of ...

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A Brand Macron Bump for the Iran Deal?

Emmanuel Macron's much-publicized state visit and presidential glad-handing appear to have energized support for the JCPOA online.

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Armed with a heavy-handed dose of transatlantic bonhomie, Emmanuel Macron travelled to Washington last week for a state visit, ready to press President Trump to change tack on the ...

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Security

The Islamic State: Down But Not Out

The caliphate may have crumbled, but digital footprints point to a resurgent terror organization.

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Over the past several months, ISIL has seen its self-proclaimed caliphate in Iraq and Syria collapse. U.S.-backed forces captured its former capital Raqqa last October. The terrori...

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Markets

Global Macro Scoreboard and Asset Heatmap: April 23, 2018

Geopolitical risks related to oil -- chief among them, Venezuela -- captured global interest last week, as both Brent and WTI are poised for big moves.

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These Sanctions Bite

Web traffic shows latest U.S. sanctions are hitting home in Russia, driving concerns about economic crisis.

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On April 6, the United States announced new sanctions against Russian oligarchs and businesses. The measures have wrought economic havoc in Russia. The ruble fell 5 percent against...

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Global Macro Scoreboard and Asset Heatmap: April 16, 2018

U.S.-led strikes against Syrian government chemical weapons facilities drove global concern over oil markets and escalating conflict in the Middle East.

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China Trade War Fears Still Running High

As perceived risk of NAFTA withdrawal has subsided, Sino-American trade war continues to rattle online observers.

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Over the weekend, Trump Administration officials sought to play down the escalating tit-for-tat with China over trade. The latest salvo had come April 5, when the White House annou...

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