As the World Economic Forum convenes in Davos, much attention will be devoted to the usual suspects: Russia, China, the Middle East, and the eurozone. But other global risks – including protracted war, epidemics, inequality, and environmental disasters – have also come into view.
The last 12 months have witnessed growing challenges to the global economy and the international order, from widening income inequality and falling commodity prices to the Ukraine crisis and the rise … read more
For five years, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been reluctant to support the EU’s troubled economies. Now, with growth in Germany stalling, has the eurozone’s biggest economy (and de facto… read more
The ethnic, sectarian, and clan-based violence spreading across the greater Middle East has called into question the future of many Arab states. If the prevailing nation-state model cannot survive… read more
As the Japanese economy sinks back into recession, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for increased monetary stimulus, a postponement of the next income-tax hike, and a general election to be held… read more
APEC's recent summit produced a US-China climate deal and the first meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. But, with territorial disputes in the South… read more