How rising household debt could slow UK labor strikes this year

After decades of declining real wages and deteriorating working conditions, strike activity has spiked over the last year, particularly in the United Kingdom. From nurses and teachers to railway and postal workers, employees ...

New analysis maps out impacts of marine chokepoint closures

When the mega container ship Ever Given ran aground and blocked the Suez Canal for six days in 2021, it caused disruptions in international trade for weeks and in global supply chains for months afterward.

Trade agreements can ease the pain of a possible global recession

Uncertainty is bad for business; however, it can be mitigated by trade agreements which help countries become more resilient to economic shocks, according to a new University of California School of Global Policy and Strategy ...

Sanctions on Russia are increasing, not decreasing, its revenue

The European Union has just approved new sanctions against Russia, including a price cap on oil sales, following the United States' Sept. 30 announcement of new economic sanctions. Both announcements are in response to Russia's ...

Wildlife trade threatening unprotected animals

International trade in animals not regulated by multilateral agreements is putting them under increasing threat. More than three times the number of unregulated animal species are being imported into the United States compared ...

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