At last year’s opening ceremony of the Chinese Communist Party’s Nineteenth Congress, President Xi Jinping proclaimed his belief that China was on the precipice of becoming a great global power. He declared that China was no longer a poor country.
CAMBRIDGE – The crisis of liberal democracy is roundly decried today.
WASHINGTON, DC – It’s gotten to the point where one might almost feel sorry for Donald Trump. While that “almost” reflects a gap too wide for Trump’s opponents to bridge, it can be said that February has, thus far, been cruel to the US president, though he clearly is no innocent victim.
PRINCETON – Consider the disaster of American foreign policy under President Donald Trump.
We have been talking about this for the last 12 months: when will financial markets realise that the amazing performance of 2017 was not sustainable? When will stock markets adjust? Are we approaching the next big market crash? When will the bubble burst?
CHICAGO – In the early days of 2018, the Russian economy is stagnating. This is no statistical blip: the average annual growth rate in 2008-2017 for Russia was just 1.2%.
SYDNEY Imagine that you, like me, are a typical product of Western liberal democracy, and are invited to give a lecture to a group of Chinese students in Beijing or Shanghai on its benefits.
LONDON Chinas recently released GDP data for 2017 confirm it: the countrys dramatic rise, with the concomitant increase in its global economic relevance, is not slowing down.
MADRID It has been a confusing couple of years for Davos man the members of the global hyper-elite who gather each year for the World Economic Forums flagship conference to mull over the challenges the world faces.
NEW HAVEN Protectionist from the start, US President Donald Trumps administration has now moved from rhetoric to action in its avowed campaign to defend US workers from what Trump calls the carnage of terrible trade deals. Unfortunately, this approach is backward-looking at best.
NEW YORK We were warned.
NEW HAVEN The level of stock markets differs widely across countries. And right now, the United States is leading the world. What everyone wants to know is why and whether its stock markets current level is justified.
This past week, I participated in a press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court sponsored by the National Commission for Voter Justice (NCVJ).
The geopolitical developments in the Middle East over the past fifteen years have created new political and security dynamics engendered by the violent turmoil and profound concerns over the Iranian threat, shared by Israel and the Arab states.
Retiring Republican US senator Jeff Flake isnt the first person to critique US president Donald Trumps rocky relationship with the truth.
The daily circus that is the visible face of contemporary American politics keeps our gaze firmly fixed on the character of the ring-master: but it does so to our long-term cost.
A week after the release of a book depicting him as not intelligent enough and not mentally fit to be trusted as commander-in-chief, Donald Trump has done it again.
If there is to be an effective response to climate change, it will probably emanate from China. The geopolitical motivations are clear.
As the mid-term political campaigns begin, perhaps we should pause and think where this country is headed under the leadership of Trump, with the House and Senate in control of the Republican partya party that has lost its soul and its way, failing to safeguard Americas national interest.
COPENHAGEN A sunny day is the best time to check whether the roof is watertight. For economic policymakers, the proverbial sunny day has arrived: with experts forecasting strong growth, now is the best time to check whether we are prepared for the next recession.