We fear losing what we have, what we have achieved as a personal and familial fulfillment. We fear falling into poverty or destitution, the irruption of an unknown world bereft of any referential precedents, whose sole insinuation becomes unbearable. How can we get over this?
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.
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
Why it is necessary to coordinate global measures to regulate the financial system
What lessons can be learned from the fall of Lehman Brothers? Is Lehman’s bankruptcy only a financial matter? How can an investment bank go bankrupt? What happens when it goes bankrupt? Why has Washington not intervened now if it did do so in the bankruptcies of Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and Bear Stearns? Can more banks go bankrupt? Why is this crisis lasting so long? How did it all begin? What consequences can this have for the average citizen?
Attacks on Muslims are proving to be disastrous for the global jihadist movement
Al Qaeda is losing the support of prominent members of the Islamic clergy and former jihadists due to the acts that it has been carrying recently which, in their wake, have left destruction, misery, and an appalling number of people dead (especially in the Islamic world). This has wound up affecting the coherence of the organization’s ideological discourse. Does this mean that Al Qaeda is going to disappear as a result of the criticism that it has received from its former members? In the short and medium term the answer is, of course: no.
Civilians constitute 90 percent of the casualties of these conflicts
From Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Cambodia, Afghanistan and Colombia, a large number of countries have been –and continue to be– afflicted with serious conflicts over the control of natural resources (oil, diamonds, hardwood, cocoa beans, cocaine and opium). Although some conflicts have come to an end, others are still ongoing and it is possible that many more will arise in the future if the matter is not addressed, from both within and outside of the borders of the war-afflicted countries, in an efficient manner.
Will the crisis that already threatens millions of people get worse?