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For years I have spoken about the significance of supply chain to any nation’s economy and overall security. It is also why I started the geopolitical supply chain rundown, a series where I share my thoughts on geopolitical updates and how they affect global trade. So, it was with great delight that I read about
Between July 2019 and March 2020, Australia experienced a wildfire that has been termed as one of the worst disasters in modern history. About 1.25 billion animals were affected and more than 46 million acres were scorched. The economic damage is still unfathomable: insurers have received claims worth A$240m, and medical bills from the fires
Understanding Diversity in America: An Open Letter to African Americans and Africans in the Diaspora
For the purpose of this piece, I’d refer to African Americans born in the US as African Americans and to African Americans born in Africa as Africans, although I know that the government sees all of us as Africa Americans.
Well, esteemed readers, you’ve already heard about China and the United States’ ongoing trade war. It’s an economic conflict borne of rising protectionism between two nations that are hashing it out for the winning spot in the first trade-based Royal Rumble of the 21st century.
Over the course of the last few months, I have been quite interested in the supply chain that embodies Nigeria. It is quite interesting that Nigeria is the largest and the most populous black country in the world as it is estimated that over 200 million people are currently living in it and according to the World Economic Forum’s statistics, Nigeria is on pace to surpass the United States in population and in the next eight years, they are anticipating Nigeria’s population to be about 800 million.
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It is dangerous to continue business operations in Hong Kong- Biden Warns. The Biden administration has issued a formal warning for U.S. businesses about the dangers of business operations in Hong Kong. Are you wondering why this happened? Let us go down memory lane a little. Shall we? Last year, China assisted Hong Kong pass
Yay to free trade! A free trade agreement signed in 2019 between Serbia and the Eurasian Economic Union, will be implemented tomorrow. The trade agreement promotes further economic integration between Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan. Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. What makes the agreement special, you may ask? With the agreement, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan will get duty-free access
Russia and Britain Disagree over Black Sea Activities According to the Russian military, one of its warships fired warning shots, and a warplane dropped bombs to force the British destroyer away from where Moscow claims to be its territory. According to Russian reports, the British HMS Defender had ignored a notice against intrusion and sailed
Europe seeks to tackle irregular migration from Africa Many European countries are looking to deal with irregular and illegal migration from Africa. The Italian Prime minister spoke with his Libyan counterpart to discuss migration and other issues. In Greece, the procedures governing deportations and returning migrants who enter Greece from developing countries will become tighter and
Businesses caught in the geopolitical crossfire as EU calls China’s bluff. The European Parliament has decided to halt the ratifying of a seven-year EU-China investment agreement signed in December. It is another sign of the deteriorating relationship between the EU and China but not surprising to us. It is becoming more difficult for Beijing to
Cyberattack targets U.S. pipelines A ransomware attack over the weekend forced Colonial Pipeline, one U.S biggest fuel pipeline operators, to shut down the bulk of a major fuel artery connecting refineries in Texas to the East Coast. Some 2.5 million barrels of petroleum products per day – around 45 percent of the East Coast’s supply
It’s a problem that I’ve been badgering about for a while now, and it has taken the entire supply chain industry by storm. That said, it doesn’t feel like an issue that has been truly embraced by Western civilization as a whole, and it certainly doesn’t seem like one that is being rectified hastily enough
This year, the world witnessed a series of protests in Lebanon, Spain, Chile, Ecuador, and even Egypt. Some of these protests persisted for weeks, others for months, while some are ongoing. This article will examine the relationship between geopolitical and social-economic systems in different countries, and how they can affect international trade, and more importantly