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A woman walks past a banner in support of Ukraine at the MIPIM international real estate convention in Cannes, France on March 15.
A woman walks past a banner in support of Ukraine at the MIPIM international real estate convention in Cannes, France on March 15.

Western Companies Can Help Ukraine by Sending Work

Ukraine’s tech outsourcing sector, one of Europe’s largest, has adapted nimbly to the war.

An aerial view of the first thermosolar power plant in Latin America in Antofagasta, Chile, on Sept. 22, 2021.
An aerial view of the first thermosolar power plant in Latin America in Antofagasta, Chile, on Sept. 22, 2021.

Chile Bets Big on Green Hydrogen

The country aims to lure investors and become a global clean energy hub.

A view of a closed McDonald's restaurant at a shopping mall in Moscow on March 16.
A view of a closed McDonald's restaurant at a shopping mall in Moscow on March 16.

How Corporate Boycotts Could Backfire

Activists seeking to shame companies doing business in Russia should be consistent in their moralism—and consider the consequences if Chinese consumers decide to punish the West.

Women walk in front of a McDonald's restaurant in central Moscow.
Women walk in front of a McDonald's restaurant in central Moscow.

Foreign Companies Could Lose Everything in Russia

Asset seizure and hostage diplomacy are likely as Moscow spirals.

People look at the French multi-mission frigate Auvergne D654 as it sails into the port of the Ukrainian port of Odessa on Dec. 24, 2021.
People look at the French multi-mission frigate Auvergne D654 as it sails into the port of the Ukrainian port of Odessa on Dec. 24, 2021.

Russia Can Win in Ukraine Without Firing a Shot

If the Kremlin can make Ukrainian businesses uninsurable, it will destroy the economy.

A Chinese 100-yuan note is held in front of an image of a Chinese Red Guard.
A Chinese 100-yuan note is held in front of an image of a Chinese Red Guard.

Online Warriors Are a Risky but Useful Tool for Beijing

Cyber-nationalists are uncomfortably reminiscent of the Red Guards of the 1960s.

Committee Chair Rep. Maxine Waters (center) speaks as ranking member Rep. Patrick McHenry (left) listens during a hearing before House Financial Services Committee on Dec. 8 in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on "Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of Financial Innovation in the United States.
Committee Chair Rep. Maxine Waters (center) speaks as ranking member Rep. Patrick McHenry (left) listens during a hearing before House Financial Services Committee on Dec. 8 in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on "Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of Financial Innovation in the United States.

Congress Takes on Crypto

Key Takeaways from the House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committees’ Cryptocurrency Hearings

An illustration of a captain's hat with a 1980s era Pepsi logo and USSR and U.S. flag pins.
An illustration of a captain's hat with a 1980s era Pepsi logo and USSR and U.S. flag pins.

The Doomed Voyage of Pepsi’s Soviet Navy

A three-decade dream of communist markets ended in the scrapyard.

The movie poster from 2020's remake of "Nneka the Pretty Serpent."
The movie poster from 2020's remake of "Nneka the Pretty Serpent."

Nigeria’s Cinematic Witches Were Rooted in Horrifying Reality

Witch hunts against the poor and vulnerable remain a serious problem.

Future of Money - Cryptocurrency Database illustration
Future of Money - Cryptocurrency Database illustration

Future of Money – Cryptocurrency Database

Regulatory frameworks and approaches analyzed in Part II of this Power Map series have been collected in FPA’s Cryptocurrency Database, a navigable tool developed exclusively for FP Insider.

Protesters shout slogans as they hold flyers in Hong Kong on October 15, 2019, during a rally in support of NBA basketball Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.
Protesters shout slogans as they hold flyers in Hong Kong on October 15, 2019, during a rally in support of NBA basketball Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

Chinese Censorship Is Going Global

Beijing is not content to stop stifling free speech at the water’s edge. Western companies and institutions must put liberty before profits.

Future of Money - Part 3
Future of Money - Part 3

Future of Money – Part 3

A comprehensive picture of the forces and actors that are critical to understanding and navigating the future financial system.

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china closed trial two michaels canada

Western Expats Are No Longer Safe in China

Beijing’s swift release of two Canadians held on trumped-up charges confirms that Xi Jinping is prepared to stoop to the level of late Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi and engage in hostage diplomacy.

Future of Money Part 2
Future of Money Part 2

Future of Money – Part 2

The widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies could undermine governments' control over monetary policies and disrupt global finance.

Commuters wait in line for public buses.
Commuters wait in line for public buses.

China’s Social Credit System Is Actually Quite Boring

A supposedly Orwellian system is fragmented, localized, and mostly targeted at businesses.

Future of Money - Part 1
Future of Money - Part 1

Future of Money – Part 1

Driven by perceived U.S. sanctions overreach, numerous countries now seek to circumvent the dollar-dominated financial system. Emerging technologies are paving the way.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies during a U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington on Dec. 11, 2018.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies during a U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington on Dec. 11, 2018.

Big Tech’s Stranglehold on Artificial Intelligence Must Be Regulated

The technology is too important to be left in the clutches of Silicon Valley.

A couple shelters from the rain in Hong Kong.
A couple shelters from the rain in Hong Kong.
A shepherd shows where she sheltered ultramarathoners in China's Gansu province.
A shepherd shows where she sheltered ultramarathoners in China's Gansu province.

China’s Ultramarathon Tragedy Was a Fad Gone Bad

Inexperienced companies rushing into badly regulated new sectors is a recipe for disaster.

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