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SITUATION REPORTApr 12, 2021 | 19:25 GMT
China: Government Fines Alibaba $2.8 Billion, Increases Scrutiny of Ant Group's Activities 
China’s central bank demanded Ant Group subject its financial activities to Beijing regulators and address financial risks after China’s State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) levied a record $2.8 billion antitrust fine against Ant Group subsidiary Alibaba for limiting e-commerce competition and harming the interests of sellers and consumers, Bloomberg reported April 12.
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Quarterly ForecastsMar 29, 2021 | 00:00 GMT
2021 Second-Quarter Forecast
COVID-19 will again dominate in the second quarter of 2021. With new viral variants and staggered or stalled vaccine rollouts, the global economic rebound will be uneven around the world.
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SnapshotsMar 9, 2021 | 22:49 GMT
A photo illustration displays Twitter and Facebook’s logos on a computer screen.
Russia Tightens the Reins on Foreign Social Media Firms
Russian officials are increasing legal and financial pressure on foreign social media firms in order to exert more political control over the spread of information in the country to help maintain their power. On March 8, the chairman of the lower house of Russia’s parliament called for new laws to “protect digital sovereignty” after Facebook blocked access to articles published by Russian news sites that the U.S. social media company determined were inaccurate. His comments came four days after President Vladimir Putin called for the internet in Russia to be bound by “moral laws” and alleged that social media is exposing children to explicit and inappropriate information, including about recent anti-government protests. Russian officials have widely blamed foreign social media for supposedly undermining stability by spreading information to foment recent unrest.
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SnapshotsMar 5, 2021 | 21:18 GMT
Riot police approach protesters' barricades in an attempt to disperse a March 4, 2021, demonstration in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, against the military coup.
On Myanmar, Washington Moves Cautiously to Avoid Losing More Ground to China
Without the prospect of international cooperation, the United States is proceeding cautiously with pressure on Myanmar's military government in spite of a week of deadly crackdowns on anti-coup protesters. For now, it is stopping short even from imposing sectoral or deeper country-level trade restrictions, to say nothing of more aggressive financial sanctions, in order to keep Chinese influence in Myanmar from growing.
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On SecurityMar 1, 2021 | 22:20 GMT
Protesters clash with riot police during a rally in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow, Russia, on Jan. 23, 2021. Navalny was detained upon returning to Moscow after spending five months in Germany recovering from a near-fatal poisoning.
Russia: A Case Study on the Proliferation of Repression Tactics
Since the beginning of 2021, high-profile protests in diverse locations across the globe have called attention to the tactics governments are using to try to deter, disrupt and reduce the influence of mass demonstrations. Russia’s response to the widespread protests triggered by the arrest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in particular, provides a poignant case study on how authorities are increasingly using a wider array of counter-protest tactics beyond physical repression, with implications for security and stability in places where there is significant protest activity.
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SITUATION REPORTMar 1, 2021 | 17:40 GMT
Global: G-20 to Maintain COVID-19 Stimulus, Resume Talks on Digital Taxes
Group of 20 (G-20) finance ministers and central bank governors agreed to resume negotiations for an international agreement on taxing digital services, as well as a new allocation of international reserve assets known as Special Drawing Rights (SDR) issued by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to aid world’s poorest economies amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Bloomberg reported Feb. 26
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SnapshotsFeb 26, 2021 | 16:31 GMT
EU Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni speaks during a press conference after a virtual meeting at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium, on Feb. 15, 2021. 
The EU Moves Ahead With a Corporate Tax Transparency Plan
The European Union will move forward with a plan to force large multinational companies to be more transparent about the taxes that they pay in every member state. This measure will likely expose the special (and unpopular) deals that small countries often offer to corporations and, indirectly, increase EU pressure for higher taxation of digital companies. The Portuguese government, which holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, announced on Feb. 25 that it has secured enough support from member states to move forward with a plan to force multinationals with revenue of more than 750 million euros that operate in the bloc to reveal their tax payments and activities for each member state. The proposal will now move to the European Council and the European Parliament, which means that it could be months before it is enforced. Opponents to the plan, which include Luxembourg and Ireland, could challenge its
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AssessmentsFeb 24, 2021 | 22:33 GMT
A picture taken in London on Dec. 18, 2020, shows the logos of Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft displayed on a mobile phone and laptop screen.
With Democrats in Power, the U.S. Push Against Big Tech Grows
As momentum builds in the United States for landmark antitrust legislation and lawsuits on Big Tech companies, potential changes to U.S. mergers law and limits on growth avenues for large tech firms like Google could impact U.S. dominance in the global tech space, increasing competition with Chinese and European firms. On Feb. 4, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, the new chair of the Senate’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, introduced a new bill aimed at updating the United States’ antitrust laws. The so-called Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act (CALERA) proposes giving more resources to antitrust investigators, as well as rewriting the way that mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are reviewed over antitrust concerns. Although it has not yet been presented to U.S. President Joe Biden, the draft bill does give hints about how the new Democratic-led government could treat antitrust law reforms and tackle Big Tech.
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SnapshotsJan 22, 2021 | 22:03 GMT
A photo taken on Oct. 21, 2020, shows the logos (left to right) of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok on a computer screen.
Australia’s Proposed Media Code Turns Up the Heat on Google and Facebook
Australia’s pursuit of a media code that would force Facebook and Google to pay for sharing content from local media companies risks pushing the U.S. tech giants to pull some of their services from the country. During a Jan. 22 Australian Senate hearing, Google’s Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand Mel Silva said that if the country’s News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code is implemented in its current form, Google would have no choice but to remove Google Search from Australia. Later in the day, Facebook representatives echoed these remarks, threatening to pull Facebook News from Australia. In response to Google’s ultimatum, Prime Minister Morrison said that his country does not respond to threats.
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SnapshotsJan 21, 2021 | 22:07 GMT
Spanish newspapers show images of newly sworn-in U.S. President Joe Biden on Jan. 21, 2021, in Madrid, Spain.
The EU Welcomes Biden, But Some Disputes Will Remain
Joe Biden’s presidency portends greater U.S.-EU coordination on areas like climate change, COVID-19 and human rights. But Washington and Brussels will likely still spar over trade, tech policy and defense spending. On the day of Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration, European Council President Charles Michel called for a “founding pact” between the United States and the European Union based on five priorities: boosting multilateral cooperation, fighting against COVID-19, tackling climate change, rebuilding the global economy with a digital transformation, and joining forces on security and peace. Also on Jan. 20, the European Union’s chief diplomat, Joseph Borrell, invited Biden’s new Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, to a meeting with EU foreign ministers in Lisbon, Portugal, on March 4-5 to restart cooperation.
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Annual ForecastsJan 3, 2021 | 21:37 GMT
An image of the COVID-19 vaccine, President-elect Joe Biden, the Huawei logo, and a stock market sign
2021 Annual Forecast
The geopolitical environment in 2021 will be shaped by two global developments: the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic and the efforts by U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's administration to restore collaborative relationships across the globe.
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