Demographics and migrations
Changes in demographic structures have always had an impact on geopolitics. As globalization increases and it becomes easier for people to move from place to place, these factors are transforming how countries interact with each other. Aging societies may become more protectionist while population declines could thwart developing countries’ ambitions to become prosperous.
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Colombia’s outlook darkens
Sunday Opinion: The art of creating an environment for healthy longevity
Longevity research shows that the building blocks of health are developed early and cultivated throughout the years. Centenarians tend to have a sense of meaning and purpose, and access to resources to overcome challenges. A lucky draw in the genetic pool lottery plays only a secondary role.
Opinion: Venezuela desperately needs humanitarian assistance
In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro is surreptitiously selling off oil assets. The EU is trying to set up negotiations between the government and the opposition. The U.S. is pushing for regime change. All of these attempts to solve the Venezuelan crisis fail to address a crucial factor: the growing suffering ...
Japan opts for another round of fiscal stimulus
Japan is looking for ways to reduce its public debt, currently worth more than 200 percent of its GDP. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has managed to raise the consumption tax, but the government’s budget for this year still relies on social programs to alleviate demographic limitations and convince consumers to ...
Opinion: Honduras pays the price for being a captured state
Homicide levels in Honduras are some of the highest in the world. The country is also one of the poorest in the region. Solving these problems seems a distant prospect, however, as the current president and his coterie are enmeshed in the corruption and drug-trafficking that cause them. With the ...
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A trend toward increased government influence in economies and personal life is curbing growth, and freedom, in many Western countries. The outsized role of government results in misplaced incentives, overregulation – which restrains markets and competition – and irresponsible budgetary ...
Middle East politics
The region, one of the cradles of civilization, is going through a turbulent period of historic realignment. Its powers are vying for political, military, economic and religious dominance with local players and outside actors. Armed conflicts, mainly civil wars, are ...