It’s no secret the United States and Pakistan have a troubled relationship. And it’s no secret why this is so: The events of Sept. 11, 2001, brought the U.S. military to Pakistan’s doorstep, in Afghanistan, where the Taliban had harbored some of the militants responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
Japan’s Economic Sun May Rise Again Thanks to Anti-Aging Medicine
The Japanese people are well-educated and industrious. In the 1960s, Japan’s economic growth rate was often over 10%, rising to an astounding 13%. By the 1980s, pundits and economists were telling us that the US should be copying Japanese economic policies. I knew people who studied Japanese because they were convinced that it would be the international language of business.
Don't Sweat the Euro
The ECB is faced with a conundrum: do they go ahead and taper asset purchases as expected, or instead hold back, figuring that the currency markets are doing the “tightening” job for them?
Fintech and Big Bank Mergers Are Creating a Perfect Storm for Smaller Banks
Big banks and FinTech challengers are the two main contenders leading the digital transformation of the banking industry.
7 Warning Signs That Social Media Is Fueling Political Instability
Pew Research Center identifies 7 key themes surrounding the possibly dangerous rise of the internet and social media.
Tremors on the North Korean Border
Analysts estimated the early September North Korean testing of a hydrogen bomb to be between four and 16 times more powerful than any of their five previous nuclear tests. This timing of this testing was an effective radioactive middle finger to China.
Harvey and Irma Go to a Fed Meeting
While the painful personal effects of these storms is sure to be long-term, the economic effects are likely to be short-lived.
The Hajj Is the Expression of Saudi Power That's Fading Away
The Saudi state would not be what it is today – the region’s sole remaining Arab power – if it was not the custodian of the two holy mosques. But the geopolitical environment for the Saudis is rapidly changing.