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Anti-tank obstacles are shown on a wheat field in southern Ukraine's Mykolaiv region on June 11.
Anti-tank obstacles are shown on a wheat field in southern Ukraine's Mykolaiv region on June 11.

Here’s How to Help Ukraine Handle Putin’s Food Blockade

Creative storage and transport of the new harvest can undercut Russia’s weaponization of global hunger.

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Ones and Tooze Podcast: Why Air Travel Has Become so Miserable

How flight delays and cancellations became the new normal.

Assault rifles hang on the wall for sale at Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Virginia, on Oct. 6, 2017.
Assault rifles hang on the wall for sale at Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Virginia, on Oct. 6, 2017.

America Is the World’s Gun Store

U.S. sales of lethal firearms aren’t just a domestic issue.

Photographs of Russia's war in Ukraine are displayed as part of an exhibition at the railway station where trains from Moscow to Kaliningrad pass by on Apr. 26, 2022 in Kalveliai, Lithuania.
Photographs of Russia's war in Ukraine are displayed as part of an exhibition at the railway station where trains from Moscow to Kaliningrad pass by on Apr. 26, 2022 in Kalveliai, Lithuania.

Will the Kaliningrad Crisis Lead to War?

Lithuania’s muscular move to enforce EU sanctions by blocking Russian rail cargo could risk escalating the Russia-NATO conflict.

Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro and Vice President-elect Francia Márquez celebrate their victory at the Movistar Arena in Bogotá on June 19.
Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro and Vice President-elect Francia Márquez celebrate their victory at the Movistar Arena in Bogotá on June 19.

Can Petro Move Colombia Away From Oil?

If his presidency goes according to plan, the country could become the world’s biggest crude exporter to halt new exploration.

U.S. and Chinese officials meet to discuss U.S.-China relations in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 18, 2021.
U.S. and Chinese officials meet to discuss U.S.-China relations in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 18, 2021.

The U.S. and China Haven’t Divorced Just Yet

Decoupling is all the rage. But a strong dollar and long-term corporate ties make the relationship as co-dependent as ever.

A bitcoin ATM is seen at the Clark Street subway station in New York City on June 13.
A bitcoin ATM is seen at the Clark Street subway station in New York City on June 13.

It’s Time for Regulators to Put Crypto Down

A lack of rules has created fraudulent, bubble-driven markets.

Trawlers from the Murmansk fleet wait for the next fishing expedition in Murmansk, Russia, on Feb. 21, 2006.
Trawlers from the Murmansk fleet wait for the next fishing expedition in Murmansk, Russia, on Feb. 21, 2006.

WTO Clinches Deal Aimed at Reducing Global Overfishing

The agreement limits the subsidies that countries can provide fisheries.

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Ones and Tooze Override Photo

The Fed Interest Rate Hike

Plus: Colombia’s critical election on Sunday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Premier Li Keqiang applaud at the closing session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 11.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Premier Li Keqiang applaud at the closing session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 11.

China Is Hardening Itself for Economic War

Beijing is trying to close economic vulnerabilities out of fear of U.S. containment.

Belgium’s King Philippe shakes hands with Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi as he hands over a ceremonial mask during a ceremony at the National Museum of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Kinshasa on June 8.
Belgium’s King Philippe shakes hands with Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi as he hands over a ceremonial mask during a ceremony at the National Museum of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Kinshasa on June 8.

Belgium Offers Regret—but No Reparations—to Congo

King Philippe stopped short of apologizing for colonial-era atrocities, angering the Congolese opposition and diaspora.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies in the U.S. Senate in Washington on Sept. 24, 2020.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifies in the U.S. Senate in Washington on Sept. 24, 2020.

Why This Global Economic Crisis Is Different

This is the first time since World War II that there may be no cooperative way out.

Employees watch a cargo ship at a port in China, which is experiencing an economic downturn.
Employees watch a cargo ship at a port in China, which is experiencing an economic downturn.

China’s Crisis of Confidence

What if, instead of being a competitor, China can no longer afford to compete at all?

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Ones and Tooze Override Photo

Why the Russia-Ukraine War Has Germany Worried About Bunkers

Plus: The Faroe Islands and the economics of tiny governments.

U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden greet Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley as she arrives for the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on June 8.
U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden greet Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley as she arrives for the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on June 8.

A Disjointed Western Hemisphere Gathers

The controversial Summit of the Americas yields some progress on health and migration cooperation.

Local officials and Ukrainian soldiers inspect a wheat grain warehouse.
Local officials and Ukrainian soldiers inspect a wheat grain warehouse.

To Avert a Global Food Crisis, Arm Ukraine

Russia’s proposed solutions are disingenuous. Only advanced Western weapons can end the Black Sea blockade.

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Ones and Tooze Override Photo

How Banning Abortion Affects the Economic Lives of Women

Plus: Why the economy today reminds us of the 1970s—and why it doesn’t.

A statue of Leopold II is shown defaced with red paint.
A statue of Leopold II is shown defaced with red paint.

Confronting Belgium’s Colonial Legacy

Belgium’s King Philippe is visiting Congo this week, but the country still has much to do to make amends.

Taboubi and other leaders sit at a conference table in front of the Tunisian flag
Taboubi and other leaders sit at a conference table in front of the Tunisian flag

Tunisia’s Powerful Labor Union Is Thwarting President Saied’s Ambitions

The Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) is the one body with enough power to derail Saied’s plans.

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