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22/04/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
From Russia, With No Love Whatsoever
The poisoning of Sergei Skripal could well be the event that broke the camel’s back in terms of Western disgust with Russia’s dirty campaigns.
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13/03/2018 | Economía y Finanzas
EconoMatters, Rethinking America - How Trump’s Trade Policy Resurrects COMECON, US-Style
What the U.S. president really means by pleading for “fairness” is simply for the U.S. to have its way.
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04/03/2018 | En Profundidad
Who Is a Globalist? - For all the talk about globalization and the global economy, we ask: Who is a globalist?
Anyone with a curiosity to learn about the world around them — and an ability to keep an open mind and an interest in sorting out the changes being wrought every day — can consider himself or herself a “globalist.”
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31/07/2017 | En Parrilla
The US Democrats’ Failing Turnaround Strategy
Trumpism, like most radical right-wing movements, is fueled by resentment, not economics. Trump voters are like Russians voting for Putin.
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31/07/2017 | Frente Externo
The Turkification of Poland: Kaczynski Vs. Duda
Why is Kaczynski, a staunch Catholic, leading his rightfully proud nation toward its own Turkification?
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13/06/2017 | Economía y Finanzas
Rethinking Europe - Theresa May: A Perfect Symbol for the UK
It isn’t just the UK Prime Minister who is confused about what kind of UK she wants. So is the rest of the country.
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01/04/2017 | Frente Externo
12 Rules on How NOT to Negotiate for a Successful Brexit
Advice to our British friends : A concise compilation of the delusions shaping the surreal mindset of Britain’s Brexiteer brigades.
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29/01/2017 | Economía y Finanzas
TPP and the Democrats’ Failure to Manage Globalization At Home
It’s a lop-sided world when a Republican billionaire turned President cancels a corporatist trade deal eagerly pursued by a Democratic administration.
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17/01/2017 | Frente Externo
Binary Choice and American Politics in the Age of Complexity
The domestic set-up in the US, with two dominant political parties, is not conducive to constructive engagement. It favors paralysis or overreach.
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12/01/2017 | En Parrilla
Blaming Populists for Making Empty Promises?
The inclination of establishment politicians to overpromise is the core cause of the rise of populism.
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09/01/2017 | Frente Externo
Political Inversions: Clinton in ’08 and Obama in ’16?
A reflection on the strategic consequences of accidental American political inversions.
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13/12/2016 | Frente Externo
The Clintons: A Swan Song
Why did Bill and Hilary Clinton actually achieve so little, despite a quarter century atop American politics? A. They just like talking. B. Can’t deliver. C. System won’t let them.
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08/12/2016 | Frente Externo
Rethinking Europe - Why Renzi Really Failed
Italy keeps investing itself in false hopes. No one person can provide magic fixes.
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19/10/2016 | En Profundidad
Rethinking Europe - Brexit: The Worst of All Policy Ideas
Brexit is the UK equivalent of the United States launching the Iraq War: Noble intentions perhaps, but an utterly self-defeatist move.
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17/10/2016 | Frente Externo
The New Battle For Berlin
Centrality, not hegemony is the name of the German political game. They love network logic.
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18/09/2016 | Frente Externo
TTIP – Yes or No?
A brief checklist
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17/09/2016 | Frente Externo
TTIP: Why the Rush?
Reflections on the negotiating style of the United States.
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04/09/2016 | Transparencia
Apple: Is Europe Unfair?
Six points about the EU’s Apple tax ruling.
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14/08/2016 | En Parrilla
Will Germans Turn Sour on Turkey-Russia Deal?
Trade flows in agricultural products and the high-stakes games of international sanctions.
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02/07/2016 | En Parrilla
The UK Opts Out: Four Major Effects
High time for a reality check on what the British vote really means – for the UK, Europe and the world.
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29/06/2016 | Frente Externo
Cameron’s Folly: Britain Needed “Fixing” More Than Europe
When it comes to urgently needed reforms, the British Prime Minister should have focused on Britain first.
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14/02/2016 | Frente Externo
The Causes of Hillary Clinton’s Undoing
It is not Bernie Sanders who defeated Clinton. She is doing it to herself.
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06/10/2015 | Economía y Finanzas
Beyond Cuba: Washington’s Strategic Neglect of Latin America
Can the United States afford to integrate itself with Asia at the cost of Latin America?.
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02/10/2015 | Dossier Francisco I
Francis and Jinping: Like Two Ships Crossing At Night
The Pope and CCP leader would have benefitted from comparing notes while in the US. Alas, that did not happen.
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26/09/2015 | Frente Externo
US - Election2016: Why Joe Biden Should Run With Elizabeth Warren
From day one of his campaign, Vice President Biden needs a running mate.
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11/08/2015 | En Parrilla
A ''Free'' Vote on Iran
The anti-Iran hawks will get to vote against the nuclear deal, without sinking it.
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29/07/2015 | En Parrilla
The Iran Deal: Just Another Sales Opportunity
The Gulf countries are lusting for more U.S. military hardware. Washington’s influence peddlers love that.
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23/03/2015 | Frente Externo
Germany’s France Problem
As Berlin sees it, Europe’s real struggle is not over Greece—it’s about sending a tough message to its No. 1 partner.
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25/02/2015 | Frente Externo
Germany’s Position on Greece: A Reality Check
It’s not about debt forgiveness now, but what Greece must do to reshape itself.
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28/01/2015 | Frente Externo
Modi’s India
A double take on economic planning and dynamism in India.
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08/01/2015 | Frente Externo
TTIP and GMOs: The European Race to Please America
The amateurishness and subservience of European politicians coming to Washington knows no bounds.
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16/12/2014 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
No NSA Reform, No CIA Reform
Reflections on U.S. politics as an eternal talk show.
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03/11/2014 | Frente Externo
Rousseff’s Global Challenge: Do Better Than India
With Modi, India got a new life politically. What about Brazil?
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28/10/2014 | Frente Externo
Europe’s Rules? Forget About Them
The rest of the world has it all wrong: The EU isn’t obsessing about rules.
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20/10/2014 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Oil as a WMO: The West’s Weapon of Mass Obedience?
Will lower oil prices drive Saudi Arabia and Russia to pursue sensible reforms at home at long last?
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29/09/2014 | En Profundidad
Modi and Obama: A Study in Parallels
Obama’s case in the U.S. suggests caution is warranted regarding the current hype about India’s one-man show.
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17/08/2014 | En Parrilla
An End to Presidential Term Limits?
How modern U.S. politics incapacitates itself.
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12/06/2014 | Frente Externo
Freeing Poland From the Shackles of Its Debt Mountain
The story of how the transatlantic partners collaborated to help Poland secure a stable future.
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29/05/2014 | Frente Externo
The NRA: Still America’s Cosa Nostra
The UCSB shooting is yet another monument to the cowering silence the NRA has forced the U.S. public into.
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29/05/2014 | Frente Externo
Modi: He’s the One! Or Is He?
Obama’s case in the U.S. suggests caution – not hype – is needed on India’s one-man show
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25/05/2014 | Frente Externo
U.S. Declinism or Constructivism?
Why are U.S. media and elites so quick to quiet criticism of how the United States conducts itself?
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24/05/2014 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
The New Vietnam War
Global ironies in Asia’s continuing struggle for national independence, now against China.
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05/05/2014 | Frente Externo
U.S.-Russia: Seeking Salvation in Sanctions
U.S. foreign policy is driven by acts of symbolism. When they fail, the U.S. is quick to blame others.
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03/05/2014 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
The Transatlantic World is Falling Apart
The U.S. is issuing frantic wake-up calls on defense – but Europe isn’t listening.
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28/03/2014 | En Profundidad
Venezuela Today Vs. the Polish Liberation Episode
Pope Francis and John Paul II are both transformative figures.
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28/03/2014 | En Parrilla
Two Shepherds, Two Cultural Revolutions?
Comparing the agendas and performance of Pope Francis and China’s Xi Jinping.
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29/01/2014 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Yes We Can: The NSA and Obama
Why is President Obama so permissive with regard to excesses of the U.S. intelligence apparatus?
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19/01/2014 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
U.S.-Iran: Two Countries in the Iron Grip of Conservatives
Counting the ways in which Iran and the United States are alike.
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25/11/2013 | Frente Externo
Angela Merkel’s True Colors
Is Angela Merkel aiming to be the most successful Social Democratic Chancellor in German history?
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03/11/2013 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Beyond NSA Spying: The Transatlantic Culture Gap
The Guardian op-ed by Stephan Richter and Jan Philipp Albrecht: What can be done to deter U.S. spying in Europe?
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22/10/2013 | Economía y Finanzas
U.S. Shale Gas: All It’s Cracked Up to Be?
The shale boom in the United States isn’t the game-changer its proponents claim.
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19/10/2013 | En Parrilla
U.S. as a Failing State?
A country’s success or failure must be measured against its inherent potential.
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05/10/2013 | Frente Externo
The U.S. Civil War Continues
As the government shutdown makes plain, U.S. society is still at war with itself.
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01/10/2013 | Frente Externo
Merkel Greens: Germany’s Next Big Transformation
Why Angela Merkel will ultimately opt for a Black-Green coalition.
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05/09/2013 | Frente Externo
Middle East - Syria: The End of American Omnipotence
How is the Syria crisis forcing U.S. elites to see what the world already knows?.
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05/09/2013 | Economía y Finanzas
The Transatlantic Battle Against Tax Evasion
Why is combatting tax evasion so important in the globalization debate?.
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03/08/2013 | En Profundidad
Data Privacy: When Angela Merkel Leads From Behind
Data privacy has emerged as key to European identity — as important to this generation as the farm sector was in the past. Under fire for her part in the NSA spying scandal, Germany's Angela Merkel, says Stephan Richter, will turn it to her advantage. Her trademark move is to turn brewing career crises into brilliant moments of true policymaking.
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15/06/2013 | Frente Externo
Erdogan's Fundamental Miscalculation
Turkey's current crisis has been developing for some time. At the center of it all is the unchecked vanity of the longtime Prime Minister Erdogan. Stephan Richter explains that Turkey's political leaders must make a critical choice.
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13/05/2013 | Frente Externo
Pakistan's Elections: How to Remake a Society
Pakistan holds national elections this Saturday. The run-up to the elections has been marred by car bombs and other acts of terror. One reading of these events suggests a Pakistan on the final verge of collapse. Stephan Richter comes to the opposite conclusion — the attacks are an indication that Pakistan may be on the mend.
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15/04/2013 | En Parrilla
American Disingenuousness: Jack Lew Goes to Europe
By all accounts, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is a serious defender of the economic interests of lower-income Americans, who have suffered more than most from the bursting of the housing bubble. Strange then, writes Stephan Richter, that he would urge Europeans to repeat the borrow-and-spend mistakes that got the United States into trouble.
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23/01/2013 | Frente Externo
Climate Change and the Claim to Global Leadership
Will President Obama's final term be marked by a Kennedyesque focus on achieving great things, or will the country continue to shove aside the responsibilities that come with modern civilization? Stephan Richter's five-part series, "The United States as an Anti-Modernity Force," begins with the question of whether the United States can reverse its failure to lead on climate change.
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23/01/2013 | Frente Externo
An America That Can't: A Reflection on Obama's Second Inaugural
For a long time, the Europeans have been defeating themselves with an eternally slow path to reform. Now, the United States is trying to mimic the Europeans — just as the latter are finally getting serious reforms done. Can the United States afford this detour? Is there any hope absent constitutional change that the country won't trap itself in eternal gridlock? That is the key question for Obama's second term.
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12/12/2012 | Frente Externo
President Elizabeth Warren: An Angela Merkel in the Making?
First, the prediction: 2016 will be the year of the woman in U.S. presidential politics. By electing a female president in 2016, the United States can leave the monopoly on male-dominated politics to Russia and China. Next, imagine that woman is Elizabeth Warren. Like Germany's Angela Merkel, Warren has the ability to perform political wonders in a country that still has its paternalistic side.
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22/11/2012 | Frente Externo
US - Obama's Bullhorn Moment in New York
When President Obama visits areas in New York on Thursday that were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, one can only hope that he will use the occasion to marshal his inner Eisenhower. The President should use this moment of crisis and destitution in and around the U.S. commercial and financial capital, argues Stephan Richter, to launch the United States on the path of infrastructure renewal.
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17/11/2012 | En Profundidad
Global Society - Yes, There Will Be a Social Revolution in America
The United States has never had a social revolution in its history, but it may be in the process of getting one at long last. That would make America a true latecomer to the game of revolutions — 225 years after the French, a century after the Russians and over six decades after the Chinese. In true American style, writes Stephan Richter, it will be a truly novel form of social revolution.
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13/11/2012 | En Parrilla
Yes, There Will Be a Social Revolution in America
The United States has never had a social revolution in its history, but it may be in the process of getting one at long last. That would make America a true latecomer to the game of revolutions — 225 years after the French, a century after the Russians and over six decades after the Chinese. In true American style, writes Stephan Richter, it will be a truly novel form of social revolution.
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10/11/2012 | Frente Externo
How the Republicans Empower U.S. Minorities
By 2042, the United States will be a nation in which minorities constitute a majority of the population: a nightmare scenario for the Republican Party. As Stephan Richter explains, by failing to connect with Hispanics, women, African Americans and other minorities, the GOP literally abandoned all the sectors of the population who are rising in number, status and dynamism.
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08/09/2012 | Economía y Finanzas
Global Development - How China's Approach in Africa Complements the West's
For decades, the Western approach to development in Africa has been one of democracy first: Give people control over their countries and economic development will follow. The Chinese, however, are pursuing a market-building approach in Africa. Stephan Richter wonders if China's strategy might be the perfect complement to the West's quest for democracy.
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03/09/2012 | Frente Externo
Germany and China: The New Special Relationship
For several decades, the Americans believed they "owned" the West's relationship with China. The most recent symbol of that is the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue between the two governments. But then, a woman entered the global diplomatic game. Hint: It's not Hillary Clinton. It's Angela Merkel, the world's leading woman politician. Stephan Richter explains.
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31/07/2012 | Sociedad
Global Culture - How ASEAN Should Assert Itself Globally
We live in a world marked, and increasingly marred, by climate change. A key challenge for human beings will be to adapt their dress code to warmer temperatures. Stephan Richter suggests taking heed of the new political and economic realities as global power shifts south and east: Put an end to the European and American style of wearing jackets and ties and adopt Southeast Asian dress customs.
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31/07/2012 | Sociedad
Global Culture - How ASEAN Should Assert Itself Globally
We live in a world marked, and increasingly marred, by climate change. A key challenge for human beings will be to adapt their dress code to warmer temperatures. Stephan Richter suggests taking heed of the new political and economic realities as global power shifts south and east: Put an end to the European and American style of wearing jackets and ties and adopt Southeast Asian dress customs.
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31/07/2012 | Sociedad
Global Culture - How ASEAN Should Assert Itself Globally
We live in a world marked, and increasingly marred, by climate change. A key challenge for human beings will be to adapt their dress code to warmer temperatures. Stephan Richter suggests taking heed of the new political and economic realities as global power shifts south and east: Put an end to the European and American style of wearing jackets and ties and adopt Southeast Asian dress customs.
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27/06/2012 | Economía y Finanzas
Global Economy: The German Strategy on the Euro: A Pre-Summit Roadmap
For any German who grew up in the "postwar era," it is strange to see how much the intentions of German policymakers have become the subject of a deep guessing game at many international conferences, as well as the subject of countless opinion articles all around the world. How to make sense of it all? Stephan Richter reports.
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18/05/2012 | En Profundidad
The US and the EU: Capitalisms Compared
With the eurozone up against the ropes, all signs are that the U.S. economy and economic model reign supreme. Sure, the United States has its problems too, including a severe bout of long-term unemployment. But everything is relative, after all. Stephan Richter explains why, viewed on a global scale, the failings of the U.S. model are actually bigger.
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11/05/2012 | Frente Externo
After the French Elections: The Potential Benefits of Hollande
History seldom repeats itself. But France — by electing Socialist François Hollande as its next president — may have just recreated the conditions that facilitated its early-1980s economic transformation. The Globalist's Stephan Richter explains how a Hollande presidency may be just what is needed for France's recovery.
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17/03/2012 | En Profundidad
Europe's Greece, America's Afghanistan
Europeans are regularly skewered by Americans for having messed up Greece. Meanwhile, the United States is doing no better with its own special ward, Afghanistan. There is plenty of blame to go around, writes The Globalist's Stephan Richter, but ultimately nowhere more than in the two troubled countries themselves.
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17/03/2012 | En Profundidad
Europe's Greece, America's Afghanistan
Europeans are regularly skewered by Americans for having messed up Greece. Meanwhile, the United States is doing no better with its own special ward, Afghanistan. There is plenty of blame to go around, writes The Globalist's Stephan Richter, but ultimately nowhere more than in the two troubled countries themselves.
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09/10/2011 | En Parrilla
Will Europe Rise to the Occasion?
The German government recently voted to substantially increase financial support for a European bailout fund, which would do much to cushion a partial default by Greece. We present excerpts of Stephan Richter’s appearance on the September 29, 2011, broadcast of the PBS NewsHour in which he discusses the German vote and the worldwide worries over European debt.
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27/08/2011 | En Parrilla
Is China Going Up in Smoke?
The number of smokers in China is almost as large as the entire U.S. population. Despite the public health threat posed by the smoking epidemic, China’s government has largely remained silent. The Richter Scale wonders whether the government’s non-interference is explained by the need to manage another coming calamity.
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27/08/2011 | En Parrilla
Is China Going Up in Smoke?
The number of smokers in China is almost as large as the entire U.S. population. Despite the public health threat posed by the smoking epidemic, China’s government has largely remained silent. The Richter Scale wonders whether the government’s non-interference is explained by the need to manage another coming calamity.
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21/08/2011 | Economía y Finanzas
Message to All: End the Global Economic Blame Game
Forget QE2, or the talk of an impending QE3. The biggest, although most negatively charged, "stimulus program" in the world today stems from the unsavory fact that each of our main economic cultures — the United States, Europe and Asia — is culpable of talking down at least one, if not both, of the other economies. It’s time to end this global economic blame game, argues Stephan Richter.
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21/08/2011 | Frente Externo
The United States Beyond the Two-Party System
For the longest time, it was all those other nations, particularly those of the "old world," that were in desperate need of modernization, whereas the ways and means of the United States were ingeniously modern. That long-held presumption is what's changing today. Case in point: the two-party system.
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21/08/2011 | Economía y Finanzas
Message to All: End the Global Economic Blame Game
Forget QE2, or the talk of an impending QE3. The biggest, although most negatively charged, "stimulus program" in the world today stems from the unsavory fact that each of our main economic cultures — the United States, Europe and Asia — is culpable of talking down at least one, if not both, of the other economies. It’s time to end this global economic blame game, argues Stephan Richter.
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21/08/2011 | Frente Externo
The United States Beyond the Two-Party System
For the longest time, it was all those other nations, particularly those of the "old world," that were in desperate need of modernization, whereas the ways and means of the United States were ingeniously modern. That long-held presumption is what's changing today. Case in point: the two-party system.
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13/08/2011 | Economía y Finanzas
After the S&P Downgrade: It's Anybody's World
Thanks be to Standard & Poor's, which is clear-headed enough to call a spade a spade — and is not so "moody" as to always give the United States a special pass. Its decision to downgrade the public debt of the United States effectively ends the post-World War II era, which was marked by (gradually diminishing) U.S. economic dominance.
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24/06/2011 | En Parrilla
A Co-Directorate for the IMF? Say Yes to Lagarde and Carstens
Following the disgraceful resignation of former IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the Fund now faces the task of choosing a new leader. Stephan Richter, president of The Globalist Research Center, presents a creative solution to give the emerging market countries their fair leadership share in the IMF.
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24/06/2011 | En Parrilla
A Co-Directorate for the IMF? Say Yes to Lagarde and Carstens
Following the disgraceful resignation of former IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the Fund now faces the task of choosing a new leader. Stephan Richter, president of The Globalist Research Center, presents a creative solution to give the emerging market countries their fair leadership share in the IMF.
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30/04/2011 | En Parrilla
Message from Singapore: When the West Is No Longer in Control
Possibly the most strategic, yet still relatively unknown finance minister on the global stage is Singapore's Tharman Shanmugaratnam. One overlooks him at one's own peril, because he is a truly strategic thinker. It is high time for people to listen up, especially in the developed world, writes Stephan Richter.
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30/04/2011 | En Parrilla
Message from Singapore: When the West Is No Longer in Control
Possibly the most strategic, yet still relatively unknown finance minister on the global stage is Singapore's Tharman Shanmugaratnam. One overlooks him at one's own peril, because he is a truly strategic thinker. It is high time for people to listen up, especially in the developed world, writes Stephan Richter.
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24/04/2011 | Economía y Finanzas
Tim Geithner: Eternal Optimist, or Soothsayer?
In most countries’ governments, it is in the finance minister’s job description to unfailingly pour water into people's wine. As Stephan Richter writes, the one exception to this rule apparently is the United States, as the current officeholder, Tim Geithner, made plain at a recent Bertelsmann Foundation/Financial Times event in Washington.
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24/04/2011 | Economía y Finanzas
Tim Geithner: Eternal Optimist, or Soothsayer?
In most countries’ governments, it is in the finance minister’s job description to unfailingly pour water into people's wine. As Stephan Richter writes, the one exception to this rule apparently is the United States, as the current officeholder, Tim Geithner, made plain at a recent Bertelsmann Foundation/Financial Times event in Washington.
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22/01/2011 | Economía y Finanzas
The U.S. and China: Global Economic Twins
In the American telling of the biggest economic saga of our time, the economic fortunes of the United States and China, the roles are as clearly cast as in any classic Western. There is no ambiguity as to who the good guy is. Fortunately, things aren't so simple in Chinese minds. Stephan Richter explains.
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27/12/2010 | Sociedad
Middle Class and Globalization: A Historical Perspective (Part II)
The closest historical parallel to where the American middle class finds itself today may be found just about a century ago, during the last big globalization wave. Back then, Wilhelminian Germany was the ascendant nation. Its elites, too, went through a wave of assuming that their country could cure all of the world's ills, much as has been the case in the United States in recent years. But in both cases, which domestic groups have truly suffered?.
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25/12/2010 | Sociedad
Middle Class and Globalization: A Big Power Comparison (Part I)
Most of the analysis dealing with the challenges that globalization — especially concerning the integration of China and India — poses to the middle classes in the high-income industrialized countries is based on a simple assumption: Europe and Japan will suffer the most, while the United States will cope just fine. But could the reverse actually be true?.
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13/11/2010 | Economía y Finanzas
Obama and Merkel at the G20: Loved in the World, Unwanted at Home
Two key figures at the G20 Summit in Seoul, U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, share an important trait: They are widely respected abroad — and under pressure at home. What explains this peculiar state of affairs? And what endeavors might they pursue once their political careers have drawn to a close? The Richter Scale explores.
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05/11/2010 | Economía y Finanzas
US - Larry Summers: Economic Idolatrist, or False Prophet?
What a difference a decade or so makes. In the late 1990s, shortly before becoming U.S. Treasury Secretary, Larry Summers was breathlessly hyping the United States. Now, in one of his parting shots as director of the White House National Economic Council, he larded his steady stream of compliments onto India. What does such "ingratio-mania" say about one of America's most influential policymakers?.
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20/09/2010 | Economía y Finanzas
China’s BYD: Bury Your Dreams?
Contemporary China is known for many things, but broad-based imaginative thinking typically isn’t one of them. However, the Shenzhen-based battery manufacturer BYD (whose slogan is “Build Your Dreams”) has set out to change all that. Can it achieve its dream of becoming a leading electric-car maker? Stephan Richter reports from Shenzhen.
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31/07/2010 | Economía y Finanzas
The Scarecrow of State Capitalism
A new specter is haunting the global economy: the (re)emergence of state capitalism, which many see as just another vicious effort to undermine the Western world. At its core is a scheme to paralyze free-market democracies, argues the Eurasia Group's Ian Bremer in his new book “The End of the Free Market.” As the Richter Scale explains, such an argument fundamentally misreads the economic dynamics currently in play.
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24/07/2010 | En Profundidad
Why Obama Can Only Dream About Being David Cameron
The first visit of Britain's new prime minister to the United States was carefully timed. It was meant to occur only after the second-biggest disaster in U.S.-British relations in history — the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — was at least somewhat contained. Under those circumstances, it must come as quite a shock to many Americans that President Obama can only dream of being in David Cameron's shoes.
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05/06/2010 | Medio Ambiente
¨Since¨ — or: BP's Deadly Truth in Advertising
Oil has been gushing from BP's well in the Gulf of Mexico since April — and the flow shows no signs of abating any time soon. The Richter Scale explores what the BP oil spill reveals about the global consequences of corporate — and national — risk-taking cultures and preferences.
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09/01/2010 | En Profundidad
America’s ¨Lost Decade¨ Is Already Behind It
The United States may have a lost decade. But in contrast to common wisdom, it’s not the one ahead, but the one just finished. It was wasted because the country’s elites irresponsibly focused on all sorts of take-out schemes, so to speak, while the population at large was left treading in place, argues Stephan Richter.
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17/10/2009 | Frente Externo
Tony Blair: A Dorian Gray for Europe?
Compared to the fanfare, Tony Blair’s ten years as prime minister failed to produce many of the promised improvements for Britain. Should anything more be expected from Blair as a European President? In a two-part Richter Scale, I argue that Europe would be better off avoiding the hype and placing a strong and steady hand at the helm.
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11/08/2009 | Frente Externo
EE.UU. - Barack Obama, el fascinador
Barack Obama ha impactado a muchos estadounidenses —y al mundo en general— con sus impresionantes apariciones públicas y su precisa comprensión de las políticas a lo largo de una amplia gama de asuntos.
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11/08/2009 | Frente Externo
EE.UU. - Barack Obama, el fascinador
Barack Obama ha impactado a muchos estadounidenses —y al mundo en general— con sus impresionantes apariciones públicas y su precisa comprensión de las políticas a lo largo de una amplia gama de asuntos.
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30/11/1999 | En Parrilla
Media As “Opposition”? If Only Steve Bannon Were Right
U.S. journalists may balk at the Trump White House calling them the opposition, but that’s their proper role.
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