A Win for China, A Loss for America and a Transformed G7 Balance of Power Updated 25 March 2019. On 22 March, at the close of President Xi Jinping’s visit, Italy signed a comprehensive economic agreement as part of the "New Silk

Will a rising China inevitably clash against a dominant America and put an end to the “American century”? How likely is a war between the U.S. and China, the world's two mega-powers?  The North Korea-U.S. talks collapsed last week and President

Updated 24 February 2019 with the news that Salvini is taking funds from Russia. Italy has a surprising weakness for populism à la Trump. It began over twenty-five years ago with Silvio Berlusconi and his Forza Italia party and is

Are we approaching the point of no return with Brexit? And is there anything that can be done? It can’t be proved, but it looks suspiciously like Prime Minister Theresa May is deliberately engineering drama in order to get her “deal” -

Everyone agrees that to reform Europe is a priority. And there’s only one logical way to do it, as proposed by French President Macron. His plan is simply brilliant. Exactly what Europe needs now. But there are many reasons why

Update 3 March 2019: It would seem that murderers in the Mediterranean cannot be stopped. Largely because of the decisions taken by Italy's Interior Minister and extreme right leader Matteo Salvini. Operation Sophia, under the command of Italy, is the

(Updated 17 January 2019 following the vote in Parliament on May's "Brexit deal" and her surviving the vote of no confidence on 16 January) Ten weeks to Brexit. March 29, the date of UK’s exit from the EU, is closer

2018 was a watershed year. The geopolitical table turned: The world changed from order to disorder. True, the ordered world we had known since the end of World War II till 2016 was far from perfect. It had many problems

Article updated 17 February 2019:  protests are petering out, down to 45,500 in the 14th week since they began - they peaked at 282,000. Meanwhile Macron's popularity has risen to 34% according to the latest Paris Match poll.  Macron condemned the

Looking at the future may be exciting yet terrifying for millennials, just like staring at a black mirror of their smartphone. Thrilling technological transformation, balanced with uncertain job demands, is inevitable. Policy makers, entrepreneurs, training providers and researchers from Europe

Trump is the face of populism in America and the midterms have shown that a Democratic “blue wave” could stop and even defeat it. How about populism in Europe? After the traditional parties on the left collapsed and the center

How will the future play out? Will Europe follow America’s example and sink into nationalist populism that will inevitably tear apart the European Union and open the way to Trump’s divide-and-conquer America First strategy? Will America’s trade war with China

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