Shake up in Ukraine

As Ukraine gears up for what’s been called a pivotal moment in its war with Russia,  President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is suddenly dealing with newfound problems at home.
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India steps up

Offshoring your manufacturing to China is so yesterday. Right now, it’s all about India.
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Canada sends weapons

Russia is thought to be preparing for a major offensive in the war with Ukraine. Ukraine’s top general, Valery Zaluzhny, wants 300 Western tanks and 600 vehicles to help fend it off.
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What China’s shrinking population means for the rest of the world

China’s GDP grew only 3% last year, well below government targets and the country’s slowest growth rate since 1976 (aside from 2020, because of you know what). And somehow, that’s not even the worst news China got yesterday.
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VIPs touch down in Davos

Fuel up the PJ (that’s a private jet, for those of you who missed Succession) and pack your best Patagonia vest because the World Economic Form’s (WEF) annual hobnob in Davos kicks off this week.

Catch up: For decades, Davos has been one of the premier settings for casual chit-chat among the global political and business elite.
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Turmoil hits China’s real estate market

The Chinese government has been trying to take some of the air out of an inflated real estate market, but it’s not going to be a soft landing.
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Three Amigos set to meet in Mexico

The leaders of Canada, the US, and Mexico will meet in Mexico City for the North American Leaders’ Summit this week—and for a trio dubbed the “Three Amigos,” they’ll have plenty to bicker about. 
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Ukraine’s digital defenders

On New Year’s Day, Ukraine carried out a hugely successful strike on a Russian military site, and reportedly pulled it off by locating soldiers using their cell phones—a sign of Ukraine’s ongoing technological prowess in the warzone.
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Seizing Russian assets

Some Western countries are looking to play Robin Hood by taking Russia’s money and giving it to Ukraine, but it’s not as simple as swooping in with a crossbow and green tights.  
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Catch up quick after the holidays

If you’ve been avoiding the news for the past ten days, don’t stress—that’s what the holidays are for. We’re here to get you caught up on the big stories you might have missed while spending your time on more festive matters. 
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