Commentary

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Commentary Published: June 29, 2022, 1:55pm CT

What Russia’s foreign debt default means for the world

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Commentary Published: June 28, 2022, 3:17pm CT

China doubles down on zero COVID-19 and lockdowns

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Commentary Published: June 28, 2022, 1:48pm CT

Russia has a new, more brutal military strategy in Ukraine

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Commentary Published: June 24, 2022, 8:23am CT

Do the tools we use to regulate our economic system work anymore?

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Commentary Published: June 22, 2022, 4:14pm CT

Why Europe’s energy upheaval is only beginning

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Commentary Published: June 17, 2022, 2:49pm CT

Maritime insurance and the West’s shot at crushing Russia’s budget

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Commentary Published: June 16, 2022, 11:42am CT

What the end of globalization means for our future

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Commentary Published: June 14, 2022, 2:45pm CT

Russia is already prepping for the next war after Ukraine

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Commentary Published: June 14, 2022, 10:43am CT

My new book “The end of the world is just the beginning” is out

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Commentary Published: June 2, 2022, 3:54pm CT

Voter ID: Facts and myths of identifying yourself at the voting booth

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Commentary Published: May 31, 2022, 3:27pm CT

Ukraine war as guide, China will suffer deeply if it invades Taiwan

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Commentary Published: May 25, 2022, 10:36am CT

Would Russian oligarchs assassinate Putin? One might.

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Commentary Published: May 24, 2022, 3:11pm CT

Electing our leaders: How election systems differ around the world

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Commentary Published: May 23, 2022, 3:44pm CT

China’s COVID lockdowns taking toll on global manufacturing

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Commentary Published: May 23, 2022, 8:20am CT

Turkey not applauding Sweden, Finland joining NATO

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Commentary Published: May 17, 2022, 9:16am CT

How long can the US supply weapons to Ukraine?

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Commentary Published: May 9, 2022, 3:00pm CT

Assassination intelligence, artillery could give Ukraine needed boost

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Commentary Published: May 9, 2022, 9:33am CT

Russia’s crude oil pipelines face an insurance clog

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Commentary Published: May 9, 2022, 9:29am CT

Shifting Russian strategy creating massive refugee crisis

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Commentary Published: May 6, 2022, 12:51pm CT

Ukrainian resistance won’t outlast Russian will

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Commentary Published: May 6, 2022, 11:04am CT

Why did Russia cut off natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria?

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Commentary Published: May 3, 2022, 3:32pm CT

Is Russia’s war against Ukraine really about NATO?

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Commentary Published: May 3, 2022, 12:24pm CT

Ukraine’s geography and economy appealing for Russia

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Commentary Published: April 20, 2022, 4:43pm CT

Gold undermining Russia’s ruble

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Commentary Published: April 15, 2022, 11:58am CT

Why are Sweden and Finland considering joining NATO?

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Commentary Published: April 14, 2022, 11:19am CT

Russia’s Black Sea blunders could lead to NATO meddling

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Commentary Published: April 13, 2022, 3:47pm CT

Rising COVID cases aren’t the only reason for Shanghai’s lockdown

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Commentary Published: April 13, 2022, 10:51am CT

What happens when an energy crisis meets a food shortage?

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Commentary Published: April 4, 2022, 2:40pm CT

Why Poland is asking for US nuclear weapons

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Commentary Published: April 4, 2022, 10:22am CT

Buyers of Russian oil making idiotic move

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Commentary Published: March 30, 2022, 5:21pm CT

How voter registration works across the United States

Professor, University of Texas at Austin
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Commentary Published: March 30, 2022, 5:18pm CT

Same day, automatic registrations simplify voting in America

Professor, University of Texas at Austin
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Commentary Published: March 30, 2022, 5:17pm CT

Convenience voting lets voters cast ballots on their terms

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Commentary Published: March 30, 2022, 3:30pm CT

Wagner Group deploying in Ukraine signals trouble for Russia

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Commentary Published: March 29, 2022, 11:08am CT

Russian refineries slowing down sooner than expected

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Commentary Published: March 29, 2022, 8:10am CT

Russia’s pipeline gambit could upend NATO response to Ukraine invasion

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Commentary Published: March 28, 2022, 12:33pm CT

Would a deal with the devil to ease the energy crunch even work?

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Commentary Published: March 22, 2022, 12:29pm CT

If Europe cuts off Russian oil, will China fuel up more?

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Commentary Published: March 18, 2022, 4:05pm CT

Prepare for a global energy-induced depression without Russian oil

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Commentary Published: March 18, 2022, 2:28pm CT

What do sanctions mean for Russia’s finances?

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Commentary Published: March 14, 2022, 12:28pm CT

Brain power, population shortages signal trouble for Russia

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Commentary Published: March 10, 2022, 2:37pm CT

Our world relies on nickel. Guess who has tons of it?

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Commentary Published: March 8, 2022, 2:32pm CT

Boycotts are not the only reason for Russia’s oil backup

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Commentary Published: March 7, 2022, 12:02pm CT

World will feel agricultural cost of Russia invading Ukraine

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Commentary Published: March 7, 2022, 11:47am CT

Russia clearly eyeing key Ukraine port of Odessa–and beyond

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Commentary Published: February 24, 2022, 10:00pm CT

Russia’s twilight war

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Commentary Published: February 24, 2022, 5:17pm CT

How much does the world depend on Russian exports?

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Commentary Published: February 24, 2022, 8:00am CT

Examining Russian invasion paths into Ukraine

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Commentary Published: February 21, 2022, 10:00pm CT

Ukraine: The war after the war

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