Unemployment, fiscal and union reforms, immigration policies, respect for human and civil rights…these are some of the domestic challenges that Obama faces. What he proposes during these transition months will be key for the future of the American economy and society.
Understand the general conclusions of the economic summit in Washington
With the overblown headlines and triumphant images having just faded away, it is necessary to analyze in detail the general strategy and tactical work plan to come out of the global summit held to calm the financial chaos and the global recession.
The new leadership, or managing differences
How the crisis that began in Wall Street will affect the continent, country by country
Latin American pensions have lost between 15 to 20 percent of their value. Income from the exportation of raw materials is shrinking. SME’s are having difficulties accessing new markets. Layoffs are occurring left and right. In spite of governmental efforts, the world crisis will continue to swallow up Latin America’s achievements.
An ancient faith tradition goes green in the pollutive Asian giant
In late October, Taoist masters from all over China gathered near the ancient capital of Nanjing to agree on a seven-year plan for climate change action. Meanwhile, the 11 major religions in the world are all coming up with multi-year plans for climate action. The author wonders if this could tip the scales in favour of decisive climate action in China and beyond.
What must the president elect of the United States do in order to avoid an economic meltdown?
Have we been sentenced to capitalism, or is this an opportunity for complete change?
From the (happy) American unipolarity to a world filled with uncertainties
Strengthening foreign policy, a task that cannot be put off
Rodríguez Zapatero’s participation in the G-20 summit in Washington provides Spain with an excellent opportunity to leave behind its inferiority complexes and convince the world that the country can play an important role on the global level, through the contribution of ideas, commitment, and leadership.