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French Election Fraud?

May 12, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, EuropeComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Peter Koenig delivers us a bold analysis on the recently held French elections. Now that Macron holds the French presidency, Koenig reminds us that the game is not over – with the two rounds of legislative elections coming this June, what will the youngest French president do with the possibility of a …

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Emmanuel Macron Victory and the Fragility of the European Union

May 10, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, EuropeComments (0)

En Marche Candidate Prevails with Support of World Financial System By Abayomi Azikiwe French politics has captured the eyes of the world for the past months. Now that conclusions have been made, Abayomi Azikiwe tackles what Macron’s victory brings and its

Return of Sovereign France

April 9, 2017 • World Politics, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, Dan Steinbock, EuropeComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock In France, President Hollande’s utter failure to foster broad consensus for structural reforms has paved the way for a contested election. While public debate focuses on Emmanuel Macron as the saviour of France, the real story is that

Le Pen-ization of France Europe’s Changing Landscape

March 9, 2017 • World Politics, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, Dan Steinbock, EuropeComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock             In France, President Hollande’s utter failure to foster broad consensus for structural reforms has paved the way for the most contested election in decades. While public debate focuses on the 2nd round winner, the real

Headaches of Empire: Brexit and the United States

December 5, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, EuropeComments (0)

By Binoy Kampmark The case for Britain’s exit from Europe has been treated as a dramatic blow against the imperium’s three main concerns on the continent: its own, fragile economic recovery, the broader trade agenda spearheaded with the EU, and matters of

A Reform Agenda for Post-Brexit Europe

September 29, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EuropeComments (1)

By Andrea Montanino, Lilac Peterson, & Álvaro Morales Salto-Weis Following Brexit, it is even more important that the European Union focus on further integration. It can do this by completing the Digital Single Market and the Capital Markets Union,

What does the EU Stand for: Globalisation or Universalism?

September 23, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, EuropeComments (0)

By William Hawes The EU now stands for globalisation and all its discontents. The dreary, neoliberal perspective of leaders must be replaced for Europe to thrive and maintain global influence. By embracing universalism, the roots of world conflict can be

Is the Russian Economy Finally Tilting East?

September 2, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, EuropeComments (0)

By Vladimir Popov It may well be that in the next decades, with the benefit of hindsight, it will be only too obvious how Russia had sidestepped its Asian opportunities until 2014. Russia is lucky to border China – an emerging world economic leader – but

Brexit and London’s Role as an Islamic Banking Hub: Is the Glass Half Empty, or Half Full?

August 2, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, SPECIAL FEATURES, Europe, Special Focus on Brexit, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Sohail Jaffer Regardless of the shocking referendum result, there are reasons for optimism about the UK’s role as a hub for Islamic finance in a post-Brexit environment. Sohail Jaffer explains. You might also like: Will the Chinese Rise Destroy Pax

Post-Brexit Africa

July 1, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Whatever its final impact, in the short-term the UK’s EU referendum will increase global economic uncertainty, market volatility and economic risk. In Africa, most scenarios will prove costly, particularly among those economies highly