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Global Macro Scoreboard: Venezuela, North Korea, Italy

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With online audiences returning from the winter holidays last week, interest in several global macro issues increased, notably the Venezuelan Crisis, North Korea, Italian Financial Risk, Oil Markets, and NAFTA.

1. Online attention to crisis-stricken Venezuela rose this week, as government and opposition leaders met in the Dominican Republic. The talks failed to produce an agreement, but n...

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Hot Signals: Democratic Republic of Congo

This week's geopolitical insight

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D.R.C. | On December 7, the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo suffered an attack that Secretary-General António Guterres equated to a “war crime”. Rebel f...

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Global Macro Scoreboard: Will Trump's Fury Lead to War?

Market concern over the North Korea crisis skyrockets on president's bellicosity; Kenyan election, Chinese debt, and EU reform also draw interest.

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Sound and Fury, Signifying...Something?This week, President Trump's off-the-cuff threat to rain “fire and fury and frankly power” on North Korea -- which responded with it's own th...

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President Zuma on the Back Foot (Again), but Replacement Remains Uncertain

With online opposition growing, the race among likely successors remains tight

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Having survived the meeting of the ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) on May 26-28 where his removal was discussed, President Zuma probably hoped for a respite. The respite, ...

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South Africa: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same?

The race to succeed Jacob Zuma reached a critical new stage this weekend.

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THE NEWS FLOW on President Zuma continues at a high pace. In the last two weeks, South Africans have tracked the following developments:The President’s May 14 endorsement of his f...

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