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Soft, Hard, or no Brexit: The Damage is Done

May 27, 2019 • Europe, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By Niccolò Pisani and Omar Toulan Regardless of the final Brexit outcome, the damage to the UK has been done. In this paper, we look at five specific areas where this effect is evident: economic performance, investment confidence, talent attraction, reputational influence, and political effectiveness.   While the doomsday scenarios first put forth

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From Cool Britannia to Fool Britannia

April 4, 2019 • Commentary, Europe, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen  It took just twenty years to go from the euphoria of Cool Britannia to Fool Britannia in the guise of the economy destroying and politically toxic ideology of Brexit. The author explains what may be lurking around the corner in the years

The Looming UK Brexit Mess

March 7, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Dan Steinbock, EuropeComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock After the misguided referendum three years ago, the Brexit end-game is about to begin. In the UK, it means political division and fiscal erosion. Moreover, global growth prospects will not remain immune to turmoil in the world’s fifth

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

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