Tag Archives: In Depth

The Political Management of North Korean Society

North Korea’s political management system of carrots and sticks has enabled the regime to survive for 66 years.

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Enter Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Socialist

When Ocasio-Cortez calls for “Medicare for All,” the right calls her a socialist. But a large segment of the US electorate may be ready for a bit of socialism.

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Poland Is Europe’s Growth Champion. Can This Continue?

Key elements of the Polish success story resemble that of the German post-war economic story, especially relying on social and economic inclusiveness as a driver of economic success.

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The Taliban and the US: Accepting the Inevitable

It took the deaths of 2,300 U.S. soldiers and tens of thousands of Afghans to reach the agreement to end the longest war in U.S. history.

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Canada Vs. China: The Huawei-Meng Crisis and Diplomacy-Free Statecraft

The Meng Wanzhou affair has profound implications for diplomacy everywhere.

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Donald Trump’s Diplomatic War on Europe

The Trump administration uses diplomatic protocol to slap the EU in the face, while cuddling up to Putin and Erdogan.

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Brexit: A Cultural Morphology

How the deep forces of British history, from royalism and classism to nationalism and imperialism, combined to trigger the Brexit moment.

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How Is Trade Working Out for You, President Trump?

The fallacy of seeking to reduce the U.S. trade deficit without raising U.S. savings rates.

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Stock Markets and the Trump Factor

While Trump says it’s all the Fed’s fault, this is why U.S. stock markets are really collapsing.

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American People to Trump: What’s Goin’ on in the Markets?

What makes this particular market correction so spooky is that, unlike in 2008, no single reason has yet been identified as causing the downturn.

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