Atlantic Council - 4 Jan 2018
According to these 3 foresight specialists, they are: (1) North Korea On the Brink; (2) United States Poses Obstacle to Global Trade; (3) The United States in More Crisis? (4) Putin’s Post-Electoral Dilemma; (5) Can Europe Function Without a Crisis? (6) No End to Conflict in the Middle East; (7) Worsening Chaos in Yemen; (8) Slow Pace of Reform in Saudi Arabia Risks Sowing Frustration and Resentments; (9) A Scuppered Sputnik Moment for the United States and Europe? (10) Terrorist Threat Increasing Outside the Middle East; (11) Populism: it’s Too Early to Dismiss (reads in 8-10 min).
Published in Weekly selection 12 January 2018
World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda - 11 Nov 2017
The Danish MP who’s played a vital role in shaping her country’s environmental policies exposes her vision of the future. Information is free, shopping is dead, robots and AI take over big parts of our jobs, obliging us to rethink our model of growth. Hence, our close relationship with nature is back: walking, biking, cooking, drawing and growing plant re-merge! She’s a voice worth heeding because Denmark is pioneering this future (reads in 4-5 min).
Published in Weekly selection 11 November 2017
Project Syndicate - 11 Oct 2017
For more than 50 years, pundits have been pronouncing the last rites for the dollar’s global dominance. They may finally be right because the greenback's continuing dominance has been sustained by geopolitical alliances that are now fraying badly. As a new book from Eichengreen demonstrates, a strong and under-appreciated link exists between geopolitical alliances and international currency choice. This suggests that where China leads geopolitically, the renminbi is likely to follow (reads in 4-6 min).
Published in Weekly selection 20 October 2017