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United States 2018 Mid-Term Elections: Crucial For Direction Of The Country

United States 2018 Mid-Term Elections: Crucial For Direction Of The Country

Rarely have midterm elections in the United States been so crucial to the overall economic and political direction of the country. The nation remains deeply divided, as the electorate becomes increasingly intolerant, of viewpoints outside their own political affiliation. Centrists on the left and the right, are being sidelined, by party purists. This is the […]

Brazil Moves To The Political Right With Strong Support For Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil Moves To The Political Right With Strong Support For Jair BolsonaroJair Bolsonaro

Brazil, the economic giant of South America and 8th largest globally, has been cursed with poor governance for decades. The electorate has responded to the irresponsible siren call of government largesse, for most of the 21st century. The negative and sometimes freewheeling role, that public officials have played in the economy, has reduced overall growth […]

The American Economy Comes Roaring Back Under United States President Trump

The American Economy Comes Roaring Back Under United States President Trump

The American economy had been growing rather slowly, since the economic recovery beginning in 2009. Many pundits and politicians claimed a growth rate of 2%, was the new norm for an advanced economy, like the United States. The election of President Trump in the November elections of 2016, has changed that paradigm, as the domestic […]

Elections in Italy Lead To More Political And Financial Uncertainty For Europe

Elections in Italy Lead To More Political And Financial Uncertainty For Europe

The March elections in Italy, saw a center-right coalition take first place, but failed to achieve a majority. The upstart anti-establishment 5 Star Movement (M5S), is now the largest political party in the legislature, taking over 30% of the total. That created a hung legislature, which necessitated the building of new political alliances in Italy. […]

Argentina: Macri Struggles To Overcome Years Of Disastrous Economic And Financial Mismanagement

Argentina: Macri Struggles To Overcome Years Of Disastrous Economic And Financial Mismanagement

The center right government of Argentine President Mauricio Macri, in power since December 2015, has been struggling to reverse 12 years of financial and economic mismanagement, under the former left-wing populists President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her husband Nestor Kirchner. Argentina, once the wealthiest country in the region,remains the third largest economy in Latin […]

Mexico Facing A Crucial Election And Fundamental Change

Mexico Facing A Crucial Election And Fundamental ChangePresidential Candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Mexico is now facing one of the most crucial elections in decades. It is the largest one in the country’s history, with more than 18,000 seats being contested at the local, state and federal level. Depending on the outcome, voters will either endorse fundamental and dramatic change or support continuity. In addition to the presidency, […]

Kyrgyzstan: Central Asia’s Only Democracy Under Siege

Kyrgyzstan: Central Asia’s Only Democracy Under Siege

Kyrgyzstan remains the only Central Asian country, that retains a functioning democracy. In the 27 years since the end of the Soviet Union, democratic institutions have been under siege in the region. As the smallest of the former Soviet Republics, Kyrgyzstan at just 6.1 million, held a competitive election last October. It may well be […]

In South Africa: The Zuma Presidency Finally Comes To A Definitive Close

In South Africa: The Zuma Presidency Finally Comes To A Definitive Close

After repeated attempts of removal and growing controversy, the Zuma Presidency has now come to an end. The allegations of corruption and the ongoing criminal investigations, have eroded the base within his own political party. The ceaseless chaos within the ruling African National Congress (ANC), has seriously impacted the financial stability and economy of South […]

The Twilight Of The Merkel Era And Post-Reunification Germany

The Twilight Of The Merkel Era And Post-Reunification GermanyGerman Chancellor Merkel 2005 -

Germany, the leading economy in Europe, has been without a government since last September. Although the conservatives under Chancellor Angela Merkel remain the largest party, they cannot create a government without finding partners to form a coalition. Months have passed, where various aggregations and political comprises have failed, which was raising the specter of either […]