April 6, 2012

The New Politics: Debtors vs. Creditors

Tina Fordham, The World Today

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This promises to be a very political year. Elections are taking place in many of the most economically powerful and geopolitically significant countries following last year’s wave of mass protests. 

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April 4, 2012
Herbert Hoover Returns - in Japan
William Pesek, Bloomberg
Ryutaro Hashimoto, Japan’s prime minister from 1996 to 1998, went to his deathbed in 2006 seething over being tagged as Asia’s Hoover. Among those doing the labeling was former Sony Corp. Chairman Norio Ohga. Hashimoto’s... more ››
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March 30, 2012
Natural Gas Will Reconfigure Global Politics
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No one could have predicted that oil prices would rise to today’s levels. Saudi Arabia’s oil minister, Ali al-Naimi, says that they are irrationally high, pointing out that world demand is lower than the available supply and... more ››
March 27, 2012
Can Globalization Survive?
Int'l Institute for Strategic Studies
Since its collapse in the autumn of 2008, the world economy has gone through three phases: a year or more of rapid decline; a bounce back in 2009-2010, which nevertheless did not amount to a full recovery; and a second, though so... more ››