Ten Challenges Around the World in 2014
The Globalist identifies the biggest challenges facing some of the world’s leading countries in the coming year.
January 9, 2014
The End of Extrapolation
How can China avoid a hard landing in the next few years?
How could a nation become the world’s second-fastest growing economy despite having a weak, flailing state?
3. United States
The Civil War Continues
How U.S. society is still at war with itself.
An Object of History — or a Subject?
Brazil must act decisively to become a leader or be relegated to an object of history.
By Stephan Richter and Uwe Bott
Can Russia ever become a modern, economically competitive society as long as Putin is in charge?
By Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy
Going Backwards in Japan
Say goodbye to a system that was equitable and among the fairest in the world.
But Germans Do Consume
Is it really true that German workers’ and consumers’ appetite for shopping and consuming is repressed?
France stalled on economic reforms while hoping (in vain) for a new German government. What now?
How unresolved historic conflicts inside Spain undermine its future. (And how to fix it.)
The “Yes We Can” Minister of Nigeria
An interview with Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her country’s future path.