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Dr. Frank Umbach
Mauricio Macri is coming to terms with reality after promising a
“transformational” government when he took power in early 2016. No shower of
foreign investment or gas revenue has materialized, leaving him with a
scaled-back philosophy of “gradualism” and fiscal austerity. Given this dour
choice, Mr. Macri has focused on splitting his Peronist and Kirchnerista
opponents before next month’s parliamentary elections – with a certain measure
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
Macri spent his first 16 months as president playing whack-a-mole with a host
of problems – including a faltering economy, an incompetent and often corrupt
bureaucracy, and rising public anger at utility price hikes. Now, with
parliamentary elections looming, he needs to come up with a strategy to avoid
becoming a lame duck for the rest of his term.
After decades of failed dictatorships, Egypt is looking to President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to make good on his pledge to steer the country towards economic progress through reforms. Ordinary people appear ready to trust him, perhaps because they see the former field marshal as their best chance to materially improve their lives, writes GIS guest expert Ambassador Zv...
Ambassador Zvi Mazel
Dr. Carole Nakhle