Geopolitics

Geopolitical Supply Chain Rundown – May 21st 2021

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 …

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Geopolitical Supply Chain Rundown – May 14th, 2021

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 …

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Geopolitical Supply Chain Rundown- May 7th, 2021.

The EU and China’s relationship is growing in distrust.  The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) was signed between Europe and China last year. The agreement is intended to increase investment between the EU and China by establishing a legal framework and common rules on issues ranging from state-owned enterprises to subsidy transparency. However, relations between China and …

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Former French Military Officials Sign Threatening Letter to the Federal Government – April 30th

Former French military officials sign threatening letter to the federal government On the 21st of April, twenty former generals and over 1,500 members of the military, police, and gendarmerie signed an open letter asking France’s leaders to eradicate threats and safeguard the nation/ In the letter,they added that failure to do so may call for …

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Russia’s Foreign Policy Gets the World Talking – April 23

Russia’s foreign policy gets the world talking.  For several weeks, Russia has been on the news for its foreign policy and activities around the Ukrainian border and black sea. So, when President Vladimir Putin addressed the Federal Assembly this week, it was clear that he would address some of the reasons behind the Kremlin’s actions …

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Biden’s Proposed Summit With Putin – April 16

North America Biden’s proposed summit with Putin In an unprecedented move, U.S. President Joe Biden has proposed a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a third country to speak about the issues affecting both countries.  While some observers see this as a power move from Biden, others strongly believe that Biden speaking first gives …

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