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With ‘Zero Visibility’ into the Russian Economy, the IMF is Parroting Putin’s Line

Rather than admitting ignorance, write Yale’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Stephen Roach, and Steven Tian, the IMF is accepting the Kremlin’s statistics—and fueling pessimism about the impact of sanctions.

Vladimir Putin visiting the Ustianskiy timber complex in Arkhangelsk, Russia, in February. 
  • How Tesla’s Arrival in Germany Could Set Off a Labor Showdown

    Tesla has resisted unionization in the United States. But in Germany, where the electric car maker launched a new Gigafactory this week, unions are powerful and anxious to maintain jobs in an electric future.

    CEO Elon Musk at the opening of Tesla's Gigafactory outside Berlin on March 22, 2022.
  • Why the Business Retreat from Russia Matters

    Yale SOM leadership expert Jeffrey Sonnenfeld writes that companies’ moves to disengage from Russia can make a difference, pointing to the withdrawal of businesses from apartheid South Africa in the 1980s.

    An empty Apple reseller store in Moscow on March 7, 2022. 
  • What Does the War in Ukraine Mean for Businesses?

    We asked Prof. Paul Bracken, an expert on business and defense strategy, about the risks that corporate leaders should consider as the Russian invasion and the resulting sanctions unfold.

    An armed civil defense guard in front of advertisements on a building
  • Our Top Stories from an Extraordinary Year

    This year, many of our most-read articles examined aspects of two monumental events shaping society: the COVID-19 pandemic and the resurgent Black Lives Matter movement.

    A collage of artwork from multiple articles
  • What’s the Danger from TikTok?

    In September, under pressure from the Trump administration to sell its U.S. operations, the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok tentatively agreed to partner with Oracle. We asked Prof. Paul Bracken, an expert on strategy and technology, about the security threat from Chinese technology companies and how the conflict might play out.

    A shadow of a person walking in front of a TikTok sign
  • The Borderlessness of Tech-Driven Media

    Dayo Olopade ’15, a lead for film and television partnerships at Google, discusses the global disruption of production, distribution, and consumption of media around the world.

    An illustration of a the planet earth wearing a mask in a TV studio
  • Buying and Selling Steel as the Global Supply Chain Frays

    Bill Hutton ’83 describes how a U.S. manufacturer is adapting to pandemic lockdowns and seesawing supply and demand across a global supply chain.

    An illustration of cans and other steel products circling the globe
  • Faculty Viewpoints: A Global View

    In an online conversation, Yale SOM faculty members discussed diverging responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for global cooperation.

    Cobblers wearing face masks at Kenyatta Market in Nairobi, Kenya, in April 2020. Photo: Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg via Getty Images.
  • What’s Next in the Fight against COVID-19?

    Experts from schools in the Global Network for Advanced Management discussed what we have learned over the first weeks of the pandemic and what it tells us about what comes next.

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  • Investing in Vietnam’s Future

    Venture capitalist Eddie Thai ’12 says that the pandemic is doing economic damage to Vietnam’s globalization-driven tech sector, even as some companies in his portfolio see their valuations grow.

    An illustration showing volatile financial results through boats on the ocean