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Do Britons Want the Monarchy to Keep Calm and Carry On?

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Global Insight by Emma Sanderson

Queen Elizabeth II remains widely popular after 70 years on the throne, but support for the monarchy itself continues to decline.

A man wearing a protective face mask walks past a window display ahead of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Britain's Queen Elizabeth
Reuters
Culture

Post-Industrial Regions and the French Presidential Election

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Global Insight by Alexander Hitch

France's presidential election offers fresh insight into the relationship between post-industrial regions and partisan politics.

Marine Le Pen in front of a podium looking to her right with French flags.
Reuters
Global Cities

Industrial Heartland Renewal Can Diminish "Strong Men"

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Global Insight by John Austin

Geographically targeted economic development strategies can serve as an antidote to political extremism in formerly industrial regions.

Industrial works silhouetted with a Ferris Wheel in Ruhr, Essen, Germany.
Florian W├Ąchter
Global Economy, Trade and Business

In Germany, "Disregarded" Places Explain the Appeal of Populism

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Global Insight by Coauthors

A new study reveals the place-based grievances stoking right-wing populism in German industrial regions.

Rainy street in Germany at night
Christian Lue
Global Cities

The War Against Ukraine's Cities

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Global Insight by Kristin Ljungkvist

Kyiv, a capital city under siege, falters under the dangers of urbicide. As the victor emerges, so too does a new world order.

Destruction shown before a city skyline in Kyiv.
Reuters
Global Cities

Refugee Apartheid and Ukraine

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Global Insight by John Slocum

Over a million Ukrainian citizens have fled to other European countries. African, Asian, Caribbean nationals living in Ukraine may not be able to do the same.

Burned car in Ukraine
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

Everything You Need to Know About Sanctions

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Global Insight by Ethan Kessler

Economic sanctions: what they are, how the US has used them in foreign policy, and considerations for current policymakers.

US Department of Treasury
US Department of Treasury
Defense and Security

The Urban Century of China and India

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Global Insight by Xuefei Ren

Xuefei Ren argues that cities in China and India are more aptly compared in territorial vs. associational governance than by regime type.

View of air pollution over south Delhi.
Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier
Global Cities

Asia's Megacities and the Future of Geopolitics

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Global Insight by Parag Khanna

There is no understanding geopolitical competition in the 21st century without an understanding of urbanization and cities.

Chinese officials and citizens are seen during a ceremony against the cityscape of Shenzhen
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Global Cities

"Built By China" Going Global

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Global Insight by Xiangming Chen

China's evolving economy and geopolitical strategy affect infrastructure and cities worldwide: witness the launch of the China-Laos Railway.

The Borten special economic zone/New Border City under construction
Yunnan Haicheng Industry Group CO.
Global Cities