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Xi Jinping’s Trump Moment

Anti-globalisation has gone global, and its apostles offer comfort and deliverance in a shared language of nationalism and xenophobia. Trumpism is partly a response to international competitive pressures, and so is the Xi phenomenon, with its triumphal message of a nation once humiliated by the West now gloriously ascendant.

Read Here – Wall Street Journal

India’s Dangerous Investment Gap

India’s celebrated position as the world’s fastest-growing large economy conceals a dangerous weakness: Too few people seem to want to invest in the country. Even going by the government’s growth figures, private investment is shrinking at an increasing pace — by 1.9 percent between January and March, and by 3.1 percent between April and June.

Read Here – BloombergView

Inside The Bear

When the Soviet Union collapsed 25 years ago, Russia looked set to become a free-market democracy. Arkady Ostrovsky explains why that did not happen, and how much of it is Mr Putin’s fault.

Read Here – The Economist

How China’s Dealmakers Pulled Off A $207 Billion Global Spree

While Sinophobia isn’t yet a thing of the past and practices among Chinese buyers vary widely, merger-and-acquisition professionals say a new generation of savvy dealmakers is starting to emerge from the world’s second-largest economy.

Read Here – Bloomberg

Greenland Is Melting

The shrinking of the country’s ice sheet is triggering feedback loops that accelerate the global crisis. The floodgates may already be open.

Read Here – The New Yorker

Modi Lays Groundwork For Water War In Battle With Rival Pakistan

Himalayan rivers have become the new flash point in the bitter India-Pakistan conflict, providing the latest diplomatic weapon in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push to isolate Islamabad.

Read Here – Bloomberg

The Roots Of Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy

To understand her foreign policy, it is important to understand the evolution of American strategy since the fall of the Soviet Union. Clinton is a creature of the beliefs, values and illusions that dominated American policy from 1991 until 2008. By understanding that world, we can understand Clinton’s core beliefs and then consider the extent to which they have evolved. Clinton represents the American and global consensus that emerged after the Cold War.

Read Here – Geopolitical Futures

Dawn Of The New Iranian Empire

That Iran has not started a war in the last 200 years has become a common refrain among those who want to downplay the threat posed by the Islamic Republic. Alas, it is a false claim, but that has not diminished enthusiasm for it.

Read Here – Commentary

War Goes Viral

Like most every­thing today, the campaign was launched with a hashtag. But instead of promoting a new album or a movie release, #AllEyesOnISIS announced the 2014 invasion of northern Iraq—a bloody takeover that still haunts global politics two years later.

Read Here – Defense One

Why Populists Lose Elections

Populists, for instance, should not be confused with authoritarians and despots; they embrace the “democratic competition for power” instead of subverting it. Furthermore, populism “is not an ideology” but a political and moral rhetoric that pits ordinary people (noble victims) against elites (treacherously self-serving).

Read Here – BloombergView

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