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TPP and the Democrats’ Failure to Manage Globalization At Home

It’s a lop-sided world when a Republican billionaire turned President cancels a corporatist trade deal eagerly pursued by a Democratic administration.

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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Is the new US President really trying to resolve the competitiveness challenge by relying on outdated 1960s style, Brazilian economic concepts?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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Stephan Richter on the Future of Security in Germany

Stephan Richter, editor-in-chief of the Globalist, talked with David Brancaccio, host of NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report, about the aftermath of the Berlin Christmas market attack.

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Audio Link of Stephan Richter’s NPR Interview

Stephan Richter interviewed by David Brancaccio on the future of security in Germany.

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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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