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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 economy comes roaring back. The Trump growth agenda was relying on two basic principles. These were business deregulation and a massive tax reform, which would end up […]

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. Italy is the 3rd largest economy in the Eurozone, 9th largest globally, with a GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of $1.934 trillion USD (United States Dollar). Ongoing political […]

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 America, after Brazil and Mexico. However, it is quite evident that Colombia will slowly close the gap, unless Argentina adopts a more long term pro-growth model. Although […]

Mexico Facing A Crucial Election And Fundamental Change

Mexico Facing A Crucial Election And Fundamental Change

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, the 88 million Mexicans eligible to vote, will be choosing 128 senators, 500 deputies in Congress, 9 governors, 1,600 mayors and who will occupy thousands of local […]

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 the last one. Since independence, Kyrgyzstan has officially been a unitary parliamentary republic. It has continued to be one, despite ethnic conflicts, a number of revolts, transitional […]

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 Africa. On the 13th of February, the national executive committee of the ANC, announced it had recalled President Zuma. This had occurred after the President had ignored […]

The Twilight Of The Merkel Era And Post-Reunification Germany

The Twilight Of The Merkel Era And Post-Reunification Germany

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 a minority government or new legislative elections. Germany has been in danger of joining the group of European nations, with relatively weak or minority governments like Italy, […]

Nuclear Breakout In North Korea Due To A Failure In United States Foreign Policy

Nuclear Breakout In North Korea Due To A Failure In United States Foreign Policy

The United States remains headed for a military confrontation with North Korea, as rhetoric on both sides continues to escalate. Criticism has been leveled against the new American President, that his bombastic tone, is intensifying the hostility between the two countries. In truth, the present crisis is the result of a failure in American foreign policy, towards preventing a nuclear breakout by North Korea. The military threats emanating from North Korea, is increasing the insecurity in East Asia. After two missiles flew […]

Nepal Communist Parties Cinch An Electoral Win Under New Constitution

Nepal Communist Parties Cinch An Electoral Win Under New Constitution

The legislative elections that were held in Nepal on November 26th and December 07th was a landslide victory for a far leftist alliance, under the new constitution. It has been 3 weeks since the UML (Unified Maoist-Leninist) and the Maoist Centre together, ensured a communist led government for 2018. The more centrist and liberal Nepali Congress party, had dominated the political scene for over a quarter of a century,as the days of monarchy spiraled down. They had become over these years, the […]

In Zimbabwe: An Era Comes To An End With The Ouster Of Robert Mugabe

In Zimbabwe: An Era Comes To An End With The Ouster Of Robert Mugabe

The political end of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, came swiftly and unexpectedly. After leading the country since its independence from the United Kingdom in 1980, he was forced to leave office, once the military had consolidated control away from him. The former 93 year old President had clung to power, even as his mental faculties began to fail. He was attempting to engineer a gradual transfer of power to his wife, when he lost control over events. As the worlds oldest […]

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