The extent to the relation between Geopolitical factors and financial indicators

Global economic dynamics are greatly impacted by the multifaceted interactions that exist between geopolitical factors and financial indicators. In this report, the depth of this relationship will be explored, providing instances of how geopolitical events can affect currency, financial markets, investment flows, and economic stability.
Geopolitical events such as war, terrorist attacks, political unrest, elections, trade disputes, and shifts in governmental agendas have the potential to influence investor behaviour, market sentiment, and eventually financial indicators through increased risk and uncertainty.

“Trump vs. Biden: Elections, Conflicts, and Economic Dynamics” 

2024 is a decisive year for global politics and the economy.
With 64 countries electing their political representatives this year, the coming months will change the course of our economies and lives in the following years. The results of these elections will be visible not only through potential changes in trade and investment policies but also in increased political uncertainty and polarization.

The European Enlargement: context and prospects

Ever since the Russian aggression on Ukraine, a pervasive sense of insecurity has spread across the European institutions and public opinion. To cope with the mutated geopolitical context, national and European leaders have started calling vigorously for new accessions in the EU, reviving the almost paralysed process for European enlargement. This article aims at introducing the main current and future issues regarding this process.

Geopolitics and History of Russian Strategy in Africa

Moscow has been investing in Africa for decades. Since the first African independentist movements, Russia saw an opportunity to spread its influence among what could be the most populated continent in a few decades. Russia intends to continue its strategy even if this is done to the detriment of the former colonizing powers, in particular France. 

NEW CALEDONIA’S CHOICE. A HISTORICAL AND GEOPOLITICAL OVERVIEW OF FRANCE’S FORMER COLONY INDEPENDENCE REFERENDA

This article aims at analyzing the history of New Caledonia, highlighting its colonial past, its current status as a French overseas territory, the fight for autonomy brought forward by native Kanaks and the geopolitical implications that New Caledonia’s independence would imply.

War: A nightmare for the global supply chain

The Russia-Ukraine conflict has affected the global logistics market on every level. This continuous war has led to an increase in prices of several commodities, affecting the international market. Commodities and industrial inputs, everything from wheat and oil to palladium and nickel, have been disrupted and prices have climbed. Transportation costs are increasing too. What is going to happen to the investor confidence and market volatility? To what extent will the energy crisis keep affecting us? In this brief article, we will examine the short-term and long-term implications for supply-chain operations and how this war-provoked crisis could keep on impacting supply-chain management.

THE STRATEGIC ROLE OF WOMEN IN GEOPOLITICS

Recent efforts and advocacy for increased female representation in leadership roles within geopolitics are not just a matter of representation, but also a strategic move. This article aims to highlight and provide evidence of the power that women hold in influencing geopolitics positively, by leading and prioritising diverse perspectives, handling relations effectively, and promoting peace. Women possess the capacity to bring a fresh perspective, foster collaborative approaches, and develop innovative solutions to the multiple challenges nations are faced with globally, and it is time for the world to acknowledge and make use of the potential they hold.

COMMERCIAL INFLUENCE OF CHINA IN LATIN AMERICA: POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ENERGY STRATEGY OF THE EU

The current global geopolitics, characterized by the expansion of Chinese influence and its growing rivalry with the United States, often limits academic study to the regional implications in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East. This article emphasizes on the increasing insertion of China in Latin America, as well as its implications for the European Union (EU) in the current energy crisis and transition to renewable alternatives.

Tracing the History of China-US Relations and the Hopes for a Promising Future

The meeting between President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and President Xi Jinping held in Bali, Indonesia on the 14th of November, was perceived with some degree of optimism among westerners’ commentators. The two leaders reiterated that competition should never veer into conflict and highlighted that the United States and China must always keep lines of communication, to ensure the continuation of an amicable and productive rivalry.

The Grain Deal: A Humanitarian Agreement Amidst War

After two turbulent years with covid19, political uncertainties, and a declining world economy with high inflation, the world woke up to another crisis on the morning of February 24th, 2022[1]. It has been 10 months since the Russian-Ukraine War started and it is still continuing with its destabilizing effects on the western world. The factors and consequences of the war have been discussed extensively by various analysts. However, amidst this terrible humanitarian crisis, humanitarian cooperation between Ukraine and Russia emerged: The Grain Deal.