Post Tagged with: "Economics"

Money and Secession: Looking at Catalonia

Money and Secession: Looking at Catalonia

October 14, 2016 at 6:27 PM

Guest OpEd: Alfons Lopez Tena is joined by Elisenda Paluzie for this piece. She is an associate professor of economics and the Dean of the Faculty of Economics at Barcelona University.  It is difficult to make predictions, especially about a hypothetical future, but the impact of independence on economics -for bothRead More

Europe On The Brink

Europe On The Brink

December 13, 2014 at 8:15 PM

As Europe remembers the centenary of the First World War, the situation: great powers disagreeing, foreign interventionism, nationalist resurgence, Russia looming, could not be further from what it could be imagined by the generation who called it the “Great War.”

The Double Edged Sword: How Globalization Is Hurting America

The Double Edged Sword: How Globalization Is Hurting America

October 1, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Friedman presents the democratizations of technology, information, and finance as the foundational basis of the link between globalization and democratization and thus, as an extremely desirable and positive development. However, as Friedman points out himself, “globalization is everything and its opposite.” Considering this, one must assess the “opposite” to understand the implications of globalization upon US national security interests.

Brazil and the BRICS: A New Way Forward

Brazil and the BRICS: A New Way Forward

September 4, 2014 at 4:11 AM

Why the development of the BRICS into a functioning international organization offers Brazil a unique opportunity to revitalize its foreign policy             On July 14, the heads of states of the BRICS countries gathered in Fortaleza, Brazil for their sixth summit. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa share theRead More

The BRICS and Latin America

The BRICS and Latin America

August 7, 2014 at 4:27 AM

 What does the future hold for the BRICS and Latin America? Is this the ushering of a new phase of South-South cooperation?

Source: The Telegraph

Eastern Europe: The competition re-initiated

July 28, 2014 at 5:28 AM

Author’s Foreword regarding the scenario on Eastern Europe : This article would be about the competing policies of Russia and the EU towards their shared neighborhood: Eastern Europe. Thereby recent efforts will be outlined of the two regional powers in including countries such as Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and the UkraineRead More

Source: Daily Stromer

Mutual (In)dependence: Russia and Europe

July 15, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Disputes over the crisis in Ukraine have significantly worsened relations between Russia and Europe. But there is still one important factor which makes the process of breaking the ‘friendship’ difficult.   A newly built gas vessel is due to arrive to one of Lithuania’s ports on the Baltic sea. TheRead More

Source: Costa Rican Times

The Nicaragua Canal: Another blow for the United States?

July 14, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Russia and China in the backyard of the United States? When in the beginnings of the 19th century the German explorer Alexander von Humboldt drafted his maps of the Central American isthmus, he contemplated about a connection between the Pacific and the Atlantic. About one hundred years later, the UnitedRead More

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The System of ‘control social’ in Bolivia- an Effective Alternative to the War on Drugs?

June 23, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Unquestionably, José Mujica is one of the most unorthodox presidents currently in power. The political leader of the small South American country of Uruguay donates about 90% of his income and lives on a farm outside the capital Montevideo. More importantly, his country recently legalized the consumption and cultivation ofRead More

Protests in Brazil. An ugly side to Joga bonito.

Brazil and the World Cup: Beyond the Dreams of Victory

May 25, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Even amidst the resentment surrounding the World Cup, Brazilians still dream that when the final whistle blows in the final on July 12, it will be Neymar and his teammates hoisting the trophy.