Stephan Richter

Stephan Richter is the publisher and editor-in-chief of The Globalist.

Trump Goes Brazil: Import Substitution on His Mind

Is the new US President really trying to resolve the competitiveness challenge by relying on outdated 1960s style, Brazilian economic concepts?

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When Japan Attacked Globalism

In a curious role reversal, it was a Japanese Prime Minister who stole the march on Trump and his anti-globalism chants.

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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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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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Political Inversions: Clinton in ’08 and Obama in ’16?

A reflection on the strategic consequences of accidental American political inversions.

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Rex Tillerson: Perfection of the Bush Stratagem

Is Donald Trump trying to resurrect the times of “Big Oil” – now via the U.S. State Department?

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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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Why Renzi Really Failed

Italy keeps investing itself in false hopes. No one person can provide magic fixes.

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How the Clintons Pivoted America

Bill Clinton’s repositioning of the Democratic Party two decades ago continues to leave it adrift.

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Obama’s Record: We Told You So, 2009-2016

Predictions ahead of and assessments during President Obama’s tenure.

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