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UK: Commonwealth Hype — A Reality Check

Probing the economic wisdom of the UK leaving the EU’s “Common Wealth” for former imperial shores.

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Macron Vs. the Germans?

What is the middle ground that both Germany and France can agree on to move economic and financial reforms in the EU forward?

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Toothless American Internet Giants?

In the past decade, America’s internet giants have grown to an enormous size. But the next few years are likely to be much less friendly to them.

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Global Trade War? The European Angle

The more the U.S. abstains from imposing new barriers to imports from the EU, the more may the EU support U.S. efforts to change Chinese trade and investment practices.

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Toward a Trump Trade Round: Time to Negotiate!

The world has recoiled from Trump’s unilateralism. But history tells us that good things can come from false starts.

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No Impunity! When Presidents Go to Jail

South Korea’s and Brazil’s former Presidents are being jailed for corruption. South Africa’s ex-leader appears to be next.

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Trump’s Washington: Drowning In Conflicts of Interest?

Not a single Congressional Committee is looking into the abuse and utter mockery that is being made of official U.S. government ethics rules.

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Shooting an Own Goal: China’s Belt and Road Funding Terms Spark Criticism

The recipients of Beijing’s supposed largess regularly find themselves trapped in debt leading to rising anti-Chinese sentiment.

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Trump’s Trade Policy: An Opportunity for Germany

History teaches that everyone suffers from trade wars, but the biggest pain is incurred by those who run the big surpluses once it starts.

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How Poland and Germany Can Close Ranks

Instead of seeking war reparations from Germany, Poland should take steps that bring the country closer to the euro area to secure the country’s long-term economic interests.

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