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Warning to London: recent polls reveal that Germans
remain committed to the European Union and are concerned about political
uncertainty, but they expect Berlin to remain tough on the terms of the UK’s
Dr. Michael Wohlgemuth
London’s current proposal, the United Kingdom could quit the European Union at
midnight on March 30, 2019
largely unscathed, leaving behind a smaller, but cooperatively disposed
community on the continent and the outstanding, complex divorce issues for
settling later on. But then, there is the “cliff edge” scenario with not such a
Dr. Michael Leigh
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has seen decades of ethnic conflict and corrupt military rule stifle its considerable economic prospects. With an advantageous geographic location, abundant natural resources and ample labor force, Myanmar has the ingredients needed to become a regional economic power. A win by pro-democracy groups in last November’s elections offers a...
Politicians are using the European Union and the euro currency to raise their profile and popularity by blaming them for national ills. This scapegoating diverts attention from the real issues. But Europe’s politicians lack the courage and vision in the short term to take the major step to leave the EU or the euro currency.
Professor Enrico Colombatto
Europe and the United States have an opportunity to open constructive talks with Iran as an ally for peace in the Middle East as its new ‘moderate’ leader, Hassan Rouhani, prepares to take over the presidency of the Islamic Republic. Despite rounds of sanctions over Iran’s nuclear programme which have crushed the country’s economy, its regional influence has noneth...