China’s success in establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB) has been widely regarded as a diplomatic fiasco for the United States. After discouraging all US allies from joining the AIIB, President Barack Obama’s administration watched as Great Britain led a raft of Western European countries, followed by Australia and South Korea, into doing just that.
In the coming year, “divergence” will be a major global economic theme, applying to economic trends, policies, and performance. As the year progresses, these divergences will become increasingly difficult to reconcile, leaving policymakers with a choice: overcome the obstacles that have so far impeded effective action, or risk allowing their economies to be destabilized.
Zizek is the most influential, intriguing and famed philosopher in our time. He has an heterodox, contrarian, idiosyncratic approach to every single subject. About multiculturalism, he points the reverse angle, inner truth…
Across Europe, the politics of the far right is infecting us all with the need for a ‘reasonable’ anti-immigration policy
The recent expulsion of Roma, or Gypsies, from France drew protests from all around Europe – from the liberal media but also from top politicians, and not only from those on the left. But the expulsions went ahead, and they are just the tip of a much larger iceberg of European politics.