[John Bruton] The EU’s strategic weight in the world will be reduced by the absence of the UK, as the EU is losing a relatively young, diverse and creative member state.
[Ellington Ngandu] China’s increasing unfair economic domination on African economy, market and products as well as Chinese cultural hegemony have the potential to undermine African identify, sovereignty and development in long-term.
[Fotini Mastroianni] While there is massive immigration from other countries, many European countries' domestic productive population that would help local economic growth is pushed to immigration -- a policy that is bizarre and does not help economic growth.
[John Bruton] New barriers – including the fact that the UK will be (after Brexit) having different standards, trade arrangements and tariffs than the EU – will bring delays, extra bureaucracy, and eventually bankruptcies, in their wake.
[Fotini Mastroianni] Neo-liberal economic model is being represented as more glorified in many countries across the world, though the model is proven to be a complete failure in the first country of its full implementation i.e. the United States. Yet this model of complete misery is applied across the world, including Greece.
[Manish Rai] Iranian currency, Rial, has lost 40% value since May when Donald Trump pulled out of Iran deal and announced sanctions. Now Rial is one of the most worthless currency on earth. What’s more, Iran is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years, leaving electricity output from hydropower plants at a bare minimum. Capital outflow surpassed the inflow. Last year, Iran had a capital account deficit of $11 billion and unemployment is above 11%. All these numbers indicate that Iran’s economy has become fragile and is quickly moving into a death spiral.
[Felix Imonti] During the National People’s Congress (NPC) in October of 2017, Xi's failure to mention his successor was an implied hint to his intention to remain the chairman of the Communist Party for as long as he chooses; and the NPC has granted him a limitless reign.
[Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra] Western security perspective’s preoccupation with the enforcement of rights of individuals may call for international intervention taking an intense form bent on a regime change even at the expense of human security.
[Daniel Wagner] The tension between populism and globalization can only grow with time, particularly during the disruptive period we are in. As a result, there is clearly a role for smart protectionism to play, which will undoubtedly grow in the future.
[Daniel Wagner] 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. Indeed, having lifted the vast majority of its citizens out of poverty, China … Continue reading China Cannot Have it Both Ways