Colin Powell was not perfect, but he was a great leader. And like all great leaders, he had genuine charisma.
While all politicians exaggerate, US President Joe Biden’s claim that his proposed $3.5 trillion spending package “costs zero dollars”
The spat between France and Britain over Northern Ireland is a tricky one. Its roots run deep in the EU experiment.
The world is adrift, yet investors are unconcerned. That’s collectively unwise.
Evergrande has exposed China’s fundamental growth vulnerability—an excessive reliance on debt. Structural reform is required now more
Ending hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity is not at odds with custody of the planet. Data, technology and public-private partnership
Markets are enjoying a treat of strong profits growth. Beware the trick of supply chain disruptions that are boosting costs, impeding output
Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the deficiencies of economic deregulation and market liberalization, a new policymaking paradigm
Bitcoin is a libertarian gimmick. Much needed restoration of faith in public finance and fiat money remains the best way to achieve financial
Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? Perhaps. But as a species, we must do our utmost to ensure our survival. Ridding poverty
As the third quarter earnings season kicks off, all eyes will be on cost pressures. Margin compression is a concern, but the biggest questions
Even in 2013, a year of partisan rancor, Democrats and Republicans agreed to suspend the US federal government’s debt ceiling just a week
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s effort to control China’s private sector is agreeable in its stated intentions, but questionable in its
Markets have become more volatile. That’s unsurprising, given high valuations, moderating growth and peak earnings. But volatility is also
The bi-partisan support in the United States for welcoming Afghan refugees is heartening. But how long will it last?
German voters have voted for a fresh start to confront the challenges of the twenty-first century.
A looming default by the Chinese property developer Evergrande has sent shock waves through global capital markets. The Chinese government
Covid-19 did not derail the global economy, but the hard part could well be just the beginning.
Evergrande is not China’s Lehman and a western style debt crisis will not be allowed to play out in China. Still, investors should prepare
Either everyone wins the fight against climate change, or no one does. So, while the world’s great powers – especially the United States
Rising inflation and declining growth are more likely to be a part of the global economy’s upcoming journey than features of its destination.
Having built its wealth by pumping hydrocarbons out of the seabed, Norway has an obligation to leverage the power of its massive sovereign
Unusual disruptions to labor markets, supply chains and production have slowed growth and boosted inflation, but those factors appear unlikely
Overcoming Islamic extremism will continue to test the West. But it can be done. The remedy requires equal parts hard and soft power.