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“Yellow Vests”: The First Rebellion Against the Ecological Transition

Previous rebellions in France were against the markets and globalization. The Yellow Vest rebellion is against a change in our way of life.

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What Mrs. Merkel’s Travel Trouble Says About Germany

The German Chancellor’s delayed arrival at the G-20 Summit is a telling tale of more widespread dysfunction in Germany’s public sector.

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Iran etc.: Launch Sanctions and You Trigger Corruption

New U.S. Treasury investigation spotlights Russians, Syrians and Iranians.

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Asia and the Overrated Gulf Countries

The Khashoggi crisis highlights why investment in Asia is more productive than in the Middle East.

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The Decline and Fall of Donald Trump

The array of investigations centering on president Trump will dominate Washington politics for the foreseeable future.

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The Global Economy as a Wild Card?

How is Europe impacted by transatlantic and U.S.-Chinese trade tensions and by trade with China itself?

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The Battle for Italy (Continued)

The European Commission exposes Italy’s wishful thinking.

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Italy: The New Greece?

Is Italy’s crisis the new Greece? Is it just as bad? Or different? Could it take just as long to resolve it?

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After Merkel: Germany’s Tax State Faces Its Limits

Denying the root causes for the increased frustration of the public with existing policies is not going to regain trust. “Populism” will continue to gain support.

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After Merkel: Lax Migration Rules Trigger More Poverty

The entire increase in the share of people running the risk of poverty since 2005 is due to the bigger share of immigrants in the German society.

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