By: Kenneth D. Knight, Associate Editor  On December 31, 2019 the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified by the China Country Office that there were multiple cases of pneumonia with an unknown source, originating from Wuhan City, Hubei Province of …

COV-19: China Leads Global Pandemic Containment – International Commerce Delayed Read more »

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By Kara Rockey, Associate Editor Since the first reported case of COVID-19 emerged in China in December 2019, there have been over 416,000 confirmed cases and over 18,000 confirmed deaths, all spurring from 197 affected countries. Ultimately, the rapid spread …

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Are the PHEIC Protocols Doing Their Job? Read more »

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By Cody Lind, Associate Editor Coronavirus (COVID-19) has captured the world’s attention and concern as it continues to spread globally – leaving the international community with more questions than answers. As of March 3, 2020, The Word Health Organization has confirmed …

As Coronavirus Cases Rise Globally So Too Do Risks for International Businesses and Transactions Read more »

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By Greg Browne, Associate Editor  Singapore’s Court of Appeals just ruled on its first legal dispute involving cryptocurrency.  Four out of five judges concluded that Quoine Exchange, one of the world’s major bitcoin exchange operators, should pay damages for wrongfully …

Crypto Hub of Asia Has First Legal Battle Decided Read more »

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By Audrey Fick, Associate Editor Britain must negotiate a trade deal with Europe regarding future commercial relations by the end of 2020, or face expensive disruption with its largest trading partner.  That deadline may be impossible, however, considering that recent …

Brexit as Force Majeure – Boris Johnson’s Act of God? Read more »

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By Imani Deas, Associate Editor  YOU GOT EM!— Every sneakerheads favorite thing to see. If you are familiar with the Nike brand or the Nike SNKRS app, then you know that “you got em” means that you just secured the …

Nike’s International Shipping Ban on Retailers Means Trouble for “Sneakerheads” Read more »

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By Moneeka Brar, Associate Editor On January 15, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin surprisingly announced constitutional amendments that would drastically change the Russian government. This includes amendments that would strengthen the powers of the prime minister and parliament, coming at …

Power Play in Moscow: Putin’s Attempt to Stay in Power Read more »

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By Troy Parker, Associate Editor On January 3rd, 2020, the United States conducted an airstrike on a car departing Iraq. The car contained the second most powerful man in Iran—General Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani was responsible for dozens of attacks on …

U.S. Strike on Qassem Soleimani Leads to More Questions than Answers Read more »

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By Mariah Almonte, Associate Editor  “It’s hell on earth!” After four months of devastating bushfires throughout Australia, thousands remain trapped in seaside towns surrounded by fire and clouded with smoke. As temperatures continue to rise above 104 degrees Fahrenheit, “severe” …

The Lasting Effects of a Continent on Fire Read more »

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