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faces economic uncertainty as global trade alliances are thrown into disarray.
The new government in Santiago, led by free-market conservative Sebastian
Pinera, has a weak position in the legislature. On top of the daunting
challenge of diversifying Chile’s copper-based economy, President Pinera must deal
with social unrest at home. This situation calls for first-rate leadership that
ventures beyond routine governance.
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
Those European leaders who like to complain about the
ongoing trade surpluses of the German economy should not celebrate the recent
slowdown in Germany’s exports and GDP growth. Higher labor costs and tensions
in international trade may cause trouble for German exporters, but they are
already investing in new production facilities in low-cost countries. If German
exports slow down, their market share might be taken by German producers
outside of Germany, while the productivity gap between Germany and the rest of
Europe will widen.
Professor Enrico Colombatto
The media’s obsession with election conspiracies, dossier who-done-its, and geopolitical expletives supposedly muttered in private is overshadowing recognition of the dramatic shift in regulatory policy during U.S. President Donald Trump’s first year.
While the risk of a U.S.-North Korean conflict is still considered low, brinkmanship is already causing considerable collateral damage to the triangular relationship between the three great powers – the U.S., China and Russia – that was a defining feature of the Cold War.
Dr. Frank Umbach
Professor Dr. Blerim Reka