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
Die Welt - 6 Oct 2017
The founder of GIFT states that the vision of a world divided between ‘globalists’ and ‘populists’ is Western-centric. According to him, the reason why leaders like Modi, Putin, Xi, Erdoğan and Duterte attract huge support at home is the following: they argue their countries have been unfairly denied a place in global politics, economics and rule-making, and that it is time for them to have a say that does not conform to the Western narrative and world order (reads in 4-6 min).
Published in Weekly selection 13 October 2017
Project Syndicate - 2 Oct 2017
The researcher offers an interesting framework to understand the specificities of our “brave new world of disinformation and propaganda”. Six features make it different from yesterday: (1) the democratization of information creation and distribution, (2) information socialization, (3) atomization, (4) anonymity in information creation and distribution, (5) personalization, (6) sovereignty (reads in 5-7 min).
Published in Weekly selection 6 October 2017