Bi-Weekly Geopolitical Report

Bi-Weekly Geopolitical Report – Ukraine: Key Questions (February 14, 2022)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Bill O’Grady | PDF Don’t miss the accompanying Geopolitical Podcast, now available on our website and most podcast platforms: Apple | Spotify | Google For the past two months, Russia has been mobilizing around Ukraine, leading to fears that Moscow is planning to invade.  The U.S. has warned Russia against… Read More »

Bi-Weekly Geopolitical Report – Two Power Plays in Kazakhstan (January 31, 2022)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA, and Bill O’Grady | PDF Don’t miss the accompanying Geopolitical Podcast, now available on our website and most podcast platforms: Apple | Spotify | Google Over the past month, unrest has developed in Kazakhstan.  The unrest began as protests against rising fuel prices, but it soon blossomed into broader, more widespread,… Read More »

Bi-Weekly Geopolitical Report – What Would a U.S.-China War Look Like? (January 18, 2022)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA | PDF (Note: As we shift to a bi-weekly publication schedule for this report in 2022, we introduce the accompanying Geopolitical Podcast, now available on our website and most podcast platforms: Apple | Spotify | Google) We’ve written extensively about the worsening geopolitical tensions between the United States and China, which… Read More »

Weekly Geopolitical Report – The 2022 Geopolitical Outlook (December 13, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady & Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA | PDF (This is the last WGR of 2021; the next report will be published on January 18, 2022.  Starting in 2022, we will shift to a bi-weekly publication schedule and will add a new Geopolitical Podcast with each report.) As is our custom, in mid-December, we publish… Read More »

Weekly Geopolitical Report – Plunging U.S. Service Exports (December 6, 2021)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA | PDF When people think about a country’s exports, imports, and trade balance, they often focus only on physical goods (sometimes referred to as “commodities” or “merchandise”).  That makes some sense, given that physical goods account for the majority of international trade for most countries.  Trade in physical goods can also… Read More »

Weekly Geopolitical Report – The Geopolitics of the Strategic Petroleum Reserves (November 22, 2021)

by Bill O’Grady | PDF (NB: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the next report will be published on December 6.) During the 1970s, the world economy suffered through two oil shocks.  The first, in 1973, was caused by the Yom Kippur War.  The U.S. supported Israel, and the Arab states retaliated with an oil embargo. … Read More »

Weekly Geopolitical Report – The Special Relationship (November 15, 2021)

by Thomas Wash | PDF Ever since the United Kingdom defeated the Spanish Armada in the 16th century, it has typically kept Europe at arm’s length. The victory not only showed that the British could successfully defend itself from invasion, but that it was an important power in Europe. This newfound confidence along with the… Read More »

Weekly Geopolitical Report – Meet Fumio Kishida (November 8, 2021)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA | PDF Whenever a big, rich country gets a new leader, there could be potential investment implications, and Japan is no exception to this rule.  When former Prime Minister Suga announced last summer that he wouldn’t seek reelection as head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, the first step in Japan’s… Read More »

Weekly Geopolitical Report – Approaching a Traffic Light in Germany (November 1, 2021)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA | PDF Germany’s parliamentary elections in late September were momentous for several reasons.  Perhaps most important, the elections set the stage for a new leader to take power as Chancellor Angela Merkel decided not to stand for another term after leading Germany since 2005.  However, even though the retiring Merkel is… Read More »

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