Terrorism, oil, the crisis in Iraq, the Syrian civil war and geopolitics all weigh against the birth of a new Kurdish state.
Venezuela’s “Bolivarian Revolution” has been an even more pronounced failure under Maduro than under Chavez.
The fall in the value of oil has far reaching knock-on effects.
With the decline of the middle classes, social classes are back on the global agenda. That is politically dangerous.
How Trump matters less in a world of sub-country level governance.