Daily Memo: Trade Talks and the Race to 5G

All the news worth knowing today.

Another Truce in the EU-Italy Budget Feud

Bravado made way for compromise, just as it did last year.

Can Ethiopia Defy Its Own History?

When the country tries to function as a federation, it tends to suppress its people.

Socialism and Capitalism

Socialism is a global political movement that emerged from the French Revolution. Its goal was to speak for the dispossessed, only sometimes as a democratic political party. In all of its guises, it has been a powerful political force in most of the world. In the United States, however, it has been relegated to the […]

Daily Memo: Trump and Kim Meet at the DMZ, Iran Enriches...

All the news worth knowing today.

Forecast Tracker: 2019 Second Quarter Update

The trade war roller coaster, the economy's other shoe, the offensive against Iran.

Daily Memo: G-20 Edition

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A Trip to Romania

The first time I visited post-communist Romania was in 2009, the same year my book “The Next 100 Years” was published. In it, I forecast that Russia would become increasingly aggressive and, over time, increasingly weak as its underlying economic problems manifested themselves. I also forecast that Ukraine would become the flashpoint between Russia and […]