While the European economy is much stronger and the political calendar shows fewer potential landmines, investors may not yet fully appreciate that even greater political challenges lie ahead.
Will today’s market euphoria die from a political heart attack, the excesses of greed and leverage or the cumulative effects of old age?
While the U.S. and Cuban governments will determine the overall trajectory of their bilateral relations, history suggests that Louisiana can shape the relationship’s commercial and cultural contours for mutual benefit.
The Trump administration has managed to provide some answers to some outstanding questions in its national security strategy. But it has left even more unanswered.
German officials lack a shared intellectual framework with U.S. and other European officials around either the role of fiscal policy in a crisis or the malign effect of persistent economic imbalances.
U.S.-Russian rivalry will likely endure, but limited cooperation may be possible when Moscow realizes it cannot grow without the West.
Gradual shifts in international global institutions have upended expectations about how key players will behave and could fundamentally change the calculus for pricing in risks and potential returns.
Every one of the very real challenges Iran poses in the world would be made more difficult to manage if Iran were freed of the nuclear limits agreed in the JCPOA, and every one of them would be made more difficult if the United States isolates itself from its partners.
U.S. and Afgani leaders have agreed to ask Qatar to close the Taliban's political commission office. This would be a mistake that would prevent further negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan. The office has previously proved its usefulness in a prisoner exchange.
President Trump has the option to not certify Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal, breaking with European allies and signatories of the deal. If the United States chooses to re-impose sanctions, they will do so without international support, leaving empty sanctions against Iran.