When Two Worlds Don’t Collide – Trump in Poland and the Phenomenon of Parallel Universes

Trump’s supporters and opponents live in entirely separate universes where the same facts somehow have opposite meanings. No more than a fortnight ago Donald Trump was welcomed in Poland with great pomp, declared a great statesman and… one of the few remaining defenders of Western civilisation. This process of Trump’s ‘normalisation’ was truly astounding. It […]

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Greece to Re-Access the Markets?

Greece is predictably keen to finance itself on international bond markets, capitalising on renewed and growing investors’ interest in the country’s prospects and their search for yield given current levels of excess liquidity. Interest rates on Greek bonds have fallen sharply, following the adoption of a new round of reforms and austerity measures which paved […]

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Italian Migration Conundrum

Famous Germany military strategist Carl von Clausewitz once noted that a country can change everything except its geography. Even today in a world where technical advancements defy all traditional paradigms, this remains true. The proximity of the Italian coast to Africa, in particular Libya, makes it the preferred destination for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea […]

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