Crisis

Libya stays in a disorderly state after the fall of Muammar Gadhafi. The United Nations-sponsored government battles to practice command over an area held by opponent groups, heightening topographical and political divisions between the East, West, and South. Be that ...

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street ended up down by more than 3% on Tuesday, as the trend towards a reversal of the yield curve weighed heavily on financial stocks. Technology and industry fell into doubt about Washington and Beijing’s ...

This week’s edition of Explaining Brazil will discuss a highly charged issue that transcends our borders: the Venezuela crisis. Approximately 70,000 Venezuelans had crossed into Brazil by February this year, amid rumors that Brazil might close its border (something that the government has vehemently denied). Boa ...

Fleeing the economic collapse that has been destroying Venezuela since 2015, Esmeralda, 21, quit nursing school and left for Brazil with hopes of pursuing her education, finding a job, and providing for her family. In her suitcase, Esmeralda packed her scrubs ...

The recent dispute between Qatar and some of its neighbors is the most serious dispute among them in years, and has the potential to further destabilize an already turbulent region. But the crisis also presents a potential opportunity. If a ...

Given their fragmented, decentralized structure, Venezuela’s colectivos would have a difficult time openly confronting security forces in the coming year. These groups will try to maintain their independence in the neighborhoods they control in spite of government efforts to disarm them. ...

Jan. 12: The Venezuelan Government Grinds to a Halt The Venezuelan government has fallen into institutional crisis at a time when it can ill afford to be anything but unified. On Jan. 11, the Venezuelan supreme court declared that all ...

Summary As with many energy-exporting countries in the former Soviet Union, low global oil prices have hurt Azerbaijan, causing its economy to slow and its currency to tumble. And as oil prices continue to fall, protests are beginning to intensify. ...

If you pay 3 euros, you will receive a postcard of the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. This is the proposal of a young Briton who wants to help Athens to repay the IMF over a crowfunding site. If we ...

An advertising Siberian company has launched a limited edition, really original of toilet paper … He sent some rolls at the German, American and British embassies. “Our response”. The Russian inventiveness knows no limits. The advertising Koliassine Kiril, who lives in Omsk ...