Politics

History of the North Korea Crisis

This past decade has witnessed increasing tensions between the United States and North Korea. The ramification of a war would be disastrous for the peninsula and beyond. 

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Brazil: The Downfall of a Great Prodigy

Brazil’s economy is witnessing one of the fastest reversals of fortune in the emerging world. Political uncertainty and endless corruption investigations are the main reasons behind the country’s economic turmoil. Has the Brazilian economy reached the bottom, or will it continue to fall even further? The country’s best chances of slowing its recession are still one year away. The recent deep cuts proposed by the Brazilian interim government suggest worrying signs for the future.

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Germany's Conundrum

Germany’s national elections are still weeks away, but the country’s main political parties—as they always do ahead of the vote—are already preparing detailed policy agendas so that they’ll be ready for the usual post-election negotiations over forming a coalition government. This year more than ever, one issue needs to feature at the top of their agendas: boosting Germany’s digital competitiveness.

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A Global Transition in Power

The United States' strategy has been to isolate Russia internationally. Evidently, it is Washington that is becoming more isolated on the global stage. This week in the run-up to the G20 summit in Germany, the reverse in fortunes could not be more glaring. 

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