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Darker Clouds over Europe

February 4, 2019 • Columns, Dan Steinbock, EuropeComments (1)

By Dan Steinbock Not only is Europe’s expansionary cycle fading, but the region is about to face challenges that it has to tackle amid growing political fragmentation. Italy slipped into recession in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to new data. France continues to be haunted by Yellow vests protests. Germany has entered an era …

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Europe on the Brink of Collapse?

January 18, 2019 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, EuropeComments (0)

By Peter Koenig The Empire’s European castle of vassals is crumbling. Right in front of our eyes. But Nobody seems to see it. The European Union (EU), the conglomerate of vassals – Trump calls them irrelevant, and he doesn’t care what they think about

A Disintegrating “New Old World” Between Final Surrender and Necessary Re-foundation

December 3, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, In-depth, EuropeComments (0)

By Tommaso Visone This article aims to analyse the ongoing disintegration of what Perry Anderson called the “New old world” in order to show how this process could be transformed in a constituent path able to guarantee to democracy a new continental and

The Demise of Global Britain

October 5, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, Europe, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen The almost universal collapse of British foreign policy could not have been timed any more accurately than right now – a time of real and perceived deepening uncertainties around the world. Graham Vanbergen argues that Without Brexit,

Uzbekistan – A Voice from Eurasia

December 3, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EuropeComments (0)

By Peter Koenig   Uzbekistan is a peaceful friendly country, smiling faces, many of them struggling to make a living, but still smiling. Uzbekistan is a double landlocked nation, meaning she is surrounded by other landlocked countries, i.e. Afghanistan,

It’s Not The Economy, Stupid!

November 13, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EuropeComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen Europe is slowly spinning out of control. The Centrifugal forces of failing economics and politics are causing populism on the peripheral edges of the bloc. The push for power in Hungary and Poland is also coming to life in Austria and the

Will Catalonia’s Fate Reverberate Through The European Union?

November 8, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, EuropeComments (0)

By Georgia Monaghan and Amy Maguire Catalonia is claiming self-determination in the form of independence from Spain. This assertion of independence has implications for the integrity of the Spanish state. Unsurprisingly, Spain’s response has been resistant

A Past of Brilliance and 21st Century Hopes: Should You Invest in Russia?

September 27, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, Europe, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Walter C. Clemens, Jr. The decline in Russia’s cultural creativity under post-Communist as well as Soviet rule belongs to a larger syndrome that emits warning signals to outside investors. Why do nations fail? Top down exploitation of people and

It’s Time for UK Businesses to Sell Big, Sell Global and Stay Relevant

September 24, 2017 • Europe, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Ben Laker and Claire Edmunds Selling is becoming harder than ever write Ben Laker and Claire Edmunds, CEO & Founder of Clarify, a specialist business development firm operating globally. In this article, the authors elaborate on three key messages that

Barcelona – The Hypocrisy of Sorrow

August 21, 2017 • EuropeComments (0)

By Peter Koenig The forces of terror are real, but who they really are is a different topic. In this article, Peter Koenig elaborates on the recent attack on Barcelona, the whats and whys of the event, and how it all connects to the global terrors we are all