Germany is a success story from many points
of view, especially with respect to economic stability. But if it is to be a global power, it must understand how impossible it is for others to imitate the German model.
Is there a growing likelihood of a renewed Franco-German axis in the troubled environment of an economically stagnant Europe? With the continent still reeling from Brexit and the fear of a populist surge, there may be no better alternative.
Strategically located at the western end of the Eurasian land mass, Germany must contend with a United States that seems to be drifting away. Now the interplay between Beijing and Berlin will have a huge impact on the world economy.
The recent political upheaval in the United Kingdom has led to a debate over what British values are, and whether they are being lost. The debate, however, tends to brush aside the inconvenient topic of religion.
Moscow’s interference in US and European politics is no surprise to anyone who has a cursory understanding of recent Russian history. The problem today is that the West is more vulnerable than it has ever been to Russian meddling.
With a young population and dynamic economies, Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth has led to the rise of a new and expanding middle class. Unfortunately, inertia remains within the societies and continues to drag many African economies down.
As Christianity’s center of gravity shifts southward to Africa, the change is likely to have repercussions not only on the politics of Sub-Saharan Africa, but also on the trajectory of Western civilization.
The influx of migrants across the Mediterranean has put the spotlight on one of the most insidious forms of international crime: human trafficking. To complicate the situation, certain ideologies unwittingly make matters worse.
Visitors have always fallen in love with Italy’s culture and beauty. Now the government wants to introduce a new law that will attract workers and capital to give the economy a much-needed boost.
Italy has many problems, but its cultural riches make for a veritable treasure of soft power. The key, in our age, to spreading the word about these treasures is to use the growing array of media.
As demand for diamonds increases and the mines that dig them out of the ground are exhausted, the alternative, thanks to technological advances, lies under water.
Extracting those minerals, however, could cause an ecological catastrophe.