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The Globalist’s Top Ten Richter Scale Features of 2012

The Globalist looks back at the ten most insightful essays by our editor-in-chief, Stephan Richter.

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1. Yes, There Will Be a Social Revolution in America
Is it time for an American Spring?

Published November 13, 2012

2. How the Republicans Empower U.S. Minorities
Why are the Republicans so keen on creating their own worst nightmare?

Published November 9, 2012

3. The Silent Revolution Inside the IMF
The global balance of economic power is changing — and the IMF is changing right along with it.

Published October 30, 2012

4. Post-Election Agenda: Destigmatize American Government
What is the most potent move to improve the competitiveness of the United States on the global stage?

Published October 4, 2012

5. President Elizabeth Warren: An Angela Merkel in the Making?
Will 2016 finally bring the arrival of a woman in the Oval Office? How about somebody other than Hillary Clinton?

Published December 11, 2012

6. Germany and China: The New Special Relationship
What is motivating Germany and China to pursue their new “strategic dialogue?”

Published August 30, 2012

7. From Iraq to LIBOR: Excessive Risk-Taking and Democratic Accountability
What is it about U.S. and UK financial and foreign policy elites that has them engage so willingly in excessive risk-taking?

Published August 9, 2012

8. The United States in Egypt: A Fully Hedged Position
How is Washington simultaneously pursuing democratization and a restoration of military rule in Egypt?

Published July 16, 2012

9. Bureaucracy as a Root of American Prosperity
Did the U.S. government once blaze a trail of innovation, societal progress and modernization?

Published June 5, 2012

10. The Tragedy of Turkish Food
How might Turkey’s relations with Europe be different if it had engaged in food diplomacy?

Published May 12, 2012

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