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SnapshotsApr 17, 2019 | 20:41 GMT
Mexico: Lopez Obrador Claims to Have Unilaterally Blocked Education Reforms
Mexico's populist president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, won the presidency in July 2018 promising to overturn unpopular reforms. But so far, he has been stymied in his efforts to go after education reform because of his lack of a two-thirds majority in the Mexican Senate. Lopez Obrador has now decreed an end to the reform. Though the courts are likely to overturn this decree, he will still reap the political benefits of his announcement.
AssessmentsJan 11, 2019 | 12:00 GMT
A picture taken on March 12, 2018, shows a ship docked at the Tanger Med container port and Renault terminal in Ksar Sghir, near the northeastern Moroccan port city of Tangiers overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar.
Why Banks in Morocco Are Spreading the Wealth Around Africa
A new source of foreign direct investment is emerging in many sub-Saharan African nations: the kingdom of Morocco, situated right on the continent itself. Owing in part to quick and decisive reforms in 2011, Morocco largely avoided the Arab Spring turbulence that shook other parts of the Arab world in North Africa and the Middle East. And in recent years, solid growth in the manufacturing, tourism and energy sectors, as well as a rapidly expanding financial sector, has fueled the development of a very strong Moroccan economy. As long-dominant European banks gradually disappear from Africa, Morocco is using its newfound financial muscle to project power across the continent in the hopes of becoming a wealthier and more internationally influential country, but it still needs to address problems at home if it wants to remain one of the most stable states in Africa.
AssessmentsAug 27, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
Cars from German manufacturer Audi await transport in the German port city of Bremerhaven in July 2017.
What Higher U.S. Car Tariffs Could Mean for Europe
Trade friction between the United States and the European Union has de-escalated since late July, when they agreed to study ways to eliminate non-auto industrial tariffs and reduce non-tariff barriers. While the agreement defused the immediate danger of higher American tariffs on European cars, it did not eliminate the threat, and business and political leaders in the bloc remain nervous. The precedents don't allow for a lot of optimism either, because most of the trade negotiations that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has undertaken have either stalled or failed to produce a deal.
AssessmentsAug 13, 2018 | 08:00 GMT
Cars sit on an assembly line.
Why Hitting the Gas on Car Tariffs Could Stall Everyone
Today, much of the Western world is holding its collective breath, wondering what comes next as U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to pummel the global auto industry with tariffs on imports. In 2017, the United States imported $350 billion worth of vehicles and parts, most of which came from Canada, Mexico, the European Union, Japan and South Korea – all U.S. allies. But just as he did with steel and aluminum, Trump is threatening to levy tariffs totaling as much as 25 percent on the vehicles and parts of his country's closest allies as part of a Section 232 national security investigation. In doing so, Trump is threatening to upend seven decades of consistent integration in the global automotive industry – something that could have grave ramifications for all.
AssessmentsJul 5, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
As it makes changes to its economy, China is intent on ensuring greater control over the entire supply chain for lithium-ion batteries for years to come.
How China Is Muscling In on Lithium-Ion Batteries
From the salt flats of the Atacama Desert in Chile to the savannas of the Congo, the makers and users of the world's batteries are scrambling to secure the vital raw materials needed to produce the lithium-ion cells that will power electric vehicles around the globe. But no battery-makers are more aggressive than those from China, which is working to lock down the entire supply chain for its companies. Meanwhile, the United States will rely on economies of scale to compete in storage-cell manufacturing, turning toward North American raw material producers to ensure supplies whenever possible. Even then, the country will face stiff competition from Chinese investors -- to say nothing of European automobile companies, who will be compelled to increase their reliance on China. Buoyed by support from the highest levels of government, Chinese companies are likely to find few challengers over the next decade and a half as
AssessmentsMar 12, 2018 | 15:11 GMT
Current Colombian presidential candidate Gustavo Petro speaks with journalists in 2010.
Left Turn Ahead: How a New President Could Shake Up Colombia
Colombians largely backed the center-right when they cast ballots in the country's presidential primary and legislative elections on March 11, but the rapidly approaching presidential elections in May and June promise to be an entirely different ball game. Colombia's heavily fragmented political scene leaves the door open for an outsider to claim the country's highest office. Recent polling suggests the far-left Gustavo Petro, the pro-environment center-left Sergio Fajardo and the conservative Ivan Duque all stand a good chance of reaching a runoff vote on June 17. And though the country may be too politically divided for any president to corral congressional votes in support of controversial initiatives, a leftist president would have much greater leeway on foreign policy than domestic legislation, meaning a frontrunner like Petro could blunt Colombia's support for heavier U.S. sanctions against Venezuela and threaten new investments in energy and mining.
Quarterly ForecastsMar 11, 2018 | 22:11 GMT
The White House will bump up against the laws of the United States and the central tenets of the World Trade Organization as it launches a global trade offensive in the name of national security.
2018 Second-Quarter Forecast
All eyes will be fixed on the White House this quarter as it launches a trade offensive whose collateral damage will span the globe. As economic and political pressure mounts against China, North Korea will use a temporary detente with the South to undermine the United States' containment strategy against it.
AssessmentsAug 3, 2016 | 09:15 GMT
The Arduous Task of Regulating Bitcoin
The Arduous Task of Regulating Bitcoin
If cryptocurrencies are ever to be widely trusted and accepted, the regulations surrounding them must be clear. But as these rules are formed, they are redefining the currencies themselves. On July 25, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Teresa Mary Pooler cleared Michell Espinoza of all charges against him -- one count of unauthorized money transmission and two counts of money laundering using bitcoins. Pooler justified the ruling by saying bitcoins have no "tangible wealth" and are far from being equivalent to fiat currency; instead she found that in selling bitcoins, Espinoza was merely selling his own property. This is believed to be the first state-level money laundering case involving a cryptocurrency in the United States, and proponents of bitcoin watched it closely. Pooler's ruling was made at a low-level state court and will become legally important only if it is appealed, thereby moving up through the U.S. court system. But it sheds light
AssessmentsApr 28, 2016 | 09:15 GMT
The Real Currency War
The Real Currency War
Disagreement came to the global financial system when the control over reserve currency became a matter of privilege rather than responsibility. That struggle has since become a morass of monetary expansion and conflict as states have pursued their own, often incompatible currency goals. The battle of the currencies has left widespread financial instability in its wake, weakening the state-centric currency model that ruled the monetary order for the past century. Now, a different type of money -- digital currency -- is making a play to become the new standard. If successful, the politics of money could radically change, and with it, the power of states themselves. And though the U.S. dollar has reigned supreme for decades, its primacy and its stability are no longer guaranteed.
Contributor PerspectivesJan 27, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
European flags fly at half-mast as a tribute to late South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela at the Berlaymont European Union Commission buiding in Brussels on December 6, 2013. Former South-African President Mandela, a global colossus and Nobel peace laureate died on December 5 aged 95.
Why Europe's Great Experiment Is Failing
The slow-motion crisis of the European Union finally seems to be coming to a head. For more than 60 years after its beginnings in the late 1940s, the bloc's revolutionary path of forming a state without the use of centralized coercive power enabled it to gradually master its members' tribalism and local strategic interests. But by denying itself the very possibility of enforcing its rules with violence, Europe has brought itself to the brink of failure.
On GeopoliticsJan 26, 2016 | 08:05 GMT
Italy faces a fundamental problem: The kind of European Union the Italians want to build is similar to the type of country they have struggled to create at home.
Understanding Italian Defiance
Italy is a miniature version of the European Union because it has a Germany and a Greece within its borders in the form of a dynamic north and an underdeveloped south whose interests are not always aligned. It took a combination of money, compromise and coercion to build a unified Italy. But in the European Union, the economic crisis has tarnished the promise of prosperity, compromises are becoming harder to find and coercion is not a basis for a sustainable Continental project.
On SecurityDec 31, 2015 | 08:01 GMT
A TV grab from the Qatar-based Al Jazeera dated June 17, 2005, shows al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri delivering a speech at an undisclosed location.
Gauging the Jihadist Movement in 2016: The al Qaeda Camp
Although badly damaged, al Qaeda has thus far managed to survive the focused and prolonged assault by the global coalition attempting to destroy it. It has also weathered the ideological and physical challenges from the Islamic State -- a foe that is arguably more dangerous to the group than the U.S.-led counterterrorism campaign. If pressure on the al Qaeda core and its franchises is eased, the group could recover much of its pre-9/11 terrorist capability.
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