Global Forecast (9-25-2018)


Sweden’s far-right might sneak into the Riksdag via the back door, Brexit gut-check time in the United Kingdom, and new hope for US-Turkey relations.

Vietnam Ready for a Seat at the UN Security Council

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Vietnam’s commitment to global institutions and poverty alleviation make it a good candidate for a rotating seat at the UN Security Council.

FLASH: OPEC Goes Rogue on Trump, Keeps Production Steady

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President Trump’s cozy relationship with Saudi Arabia failed to translate into a production hike from OPEC+ over the weekend.

Emerging Markets: Turkey Shifts to Austerity, But Will It Be Enough?

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Finance Minister Berat Albayrak unveils a new austerity drive, but the plan does nothing about the mountain of toxic debt in Turkey’s private sector.

EU Salzburg Summit Sinks May’s Latest Brexit Plan

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The demise of Prime Minister May’s Chequers plan increases the odds of a hard Brexit.

Trump Ramps up Pressure in US-China Trade War

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President Trump has slapped $200 billion in new tariffs on Chinese goods, with new retaliations from Beijing sure to follow.

Scott Walker to Face the Music in US Midterms?

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Scott Walker is one of the many old guard Republicans facing a credible challenge in November, and it could be the oft-ignored issue of education that ends up unseating him.

FLASH: Turkey Central Bank Raises Interest Rates to Stem Lira Collapse

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Is Turkey’s central bank truly independent, or has the “enemy of interest rates” finally relented?

Global Forecast (9-11-2018)


The far-right creates political deadlock in Sweden, anti-pension reform rallies flare up again in Russia, and new rumblings of a second US-DPRK summit.

Debt-Saddled Pakistan Raises Possibility of BRI Renegotiation

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Pakistan’s new government wants to revisit the terms of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) contracts signed by its predecessor.

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