• Turkey: Between Iraq & A Hard Place

  • The World Economy in 2017 - What Can We Expect?

  • What Drives Populism In Europe?

  • The Crossroads Turkey

  • The Best of GED - 2016

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Turkey after the Coup Attempt
An interview with Soner Cagaptay


On July 15, 2016, elements of the Turkish military staged a coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The putsch failed, but that day stands out as a clear “before” and “after” moment for Turkish democracy. For the Crossroads Turkey, Samuel George interviewed Turkey expert Soner Cagaptay of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy for a better understanding of the coup’s ramifications. Mehr ...

Street art Obama, Merkel & Putin, picture by Lord Jim @ flickr.com Street art Obama, Merkel & Putin, picture by Lord Jim @ flickr.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lord-jim/16221729597/

EU-Russia Sanctions: An Unsteady Deadlock
What's next for EU-Russia relations?


The European Union and Russia have been locked in an economic struggle over Ukraine for two years. With Donald Trump the next president of the United States, the West’s Russia policy might substantially change – and Europe’s Eastern policy is today more uncertain than ever Mehr ...

frankleleon @ flickr.com frankleleon @ flickr.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/armydre2008/3369405130/in/photolist-68K5KU-etH6qt-5ZzWFe-9DXH3f-5Unysi-grtx1s-hQGPT5-9qctjq-4gWVjH-FqhpG-9b32GM-boKvkC-5XPEF-biAWtD-bH1eG4-57BqU9-iEt4FW-aFAHsp-daARYd-gmMFuK-chEejy-9AZq11-iErkLL-KZgxH-9ttDQf-n4B2fo-oifqZ-72aA1o-6G3jWm-9twtw5-6NqHWL-6AfSMA-4KX2Mw-n4zeLZ-dHPrCR-5t5UJ9-ftKAPi-qSDTKL-oCRinB-qEuHxF-g44Pdi-omurUD-oYnMVT-8FXwDA-dstWtY-8MeR75-iEi1xD-8SG1Rz-dGZHFR-avCdBx

Why The USA Needs A Current Account Deficit
Could Trump's protectionist plans be doubly harmful?


Once he has taken office in January 2017, Donald Trump is planning to implement protectionist measures in order to reduce the American current account deficit and thus boost the US economy. In this post we will show that the USA actually needs a current account deficit at the moment. This is the only way of financing the high level of consumption and investment. Mehr ...

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi, by Francesco Pierantoni @ flickr.com Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi, by Francesco Pierantoni @ flickr.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tukulti/27370052441/in/photolist-HGAF2T-HGAEyD-HKV66W-HNWNGv-92S3Dw-HGApTr-8Z6was-GTh4Gp-GTh5Gv-GTh5vZ-HGAEU8-HKV5V5-92Xmi6-GTh57n-HGAG8v-GT76fA-GT75HJ-92Piwe-HEcb41-nAwjQ5-92Pfuc-HGAFKX-HEccku-HEcbXA-HGACCe-HGAFwv-GT75ku-HEccaQ-HNX7WM-HNX7BP-92NgDz-HEccsy-HEcbwA-o513xM-nEFp45-HKV1sY-8ZbVnE-pXF4hw-aAT1oH-92NVsn-peRkuW-92Wuv4-931e67-92Pgkv-8Z9gDK-pUAo7D-92Ro1d-8ZbR9u-8Z9bAV-92RS1L

Italy’s Referendum Explained in Five Simple Steps
What is the vote about and what will be the consequences?


On Sunday December 4th, Italians will vote on the future of their state and constition. The refendum will have consequences for the EU too though. This post explains the referendum and it's possible consequences in five simple steps. Mehr ...

tim.z @ flickr.com tim.z @ flickr.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/timzheng/14417403478/in/photolist-nY1XL3-azaoY1-azb21A-9vv5GD-9vy6mq-azaDa7-pmWt7d-nTgS85-az8tUR-admW8C-e8rHVn-az5o1r-4umzyQ-azawyL-4ujjU5-az8d6z-az7VkM-cFRmJS-e8tieh-az7FPB-azaLks-nXpxrn-3QY45J-azaUVh-qF1hXo-az8gox-azaRyQ-az7PST-cFRU6C-odtps5-4umvs9-azbBjU-9vy5SE-azaUpS-azbf43-9wCCj6-az87a1-3QUk4u-az8VbR-az8SRa-azbxxY-hPvs4Z-4umogd-2ESQoj-3QSZhK-azarhw-azaV3f-az5srX-e6GYz3-az8fUD

Turkey & the EU: Let’s Make a Deal?
Featuring interviews with economists Daren Acemoglu and Erdal Yalcin


EU-Turkey relations have come under a lot of stress in recent times. Still a new economic deal between the two regions could be highly beneficial. Talking to the experts, we find out more. Mehr ...

Marcelo Montecino @ flickr.com , slightly edited Marcelo Montecino @ flickr.com , slightly edited
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcelo_montecino/9609361/in/photolist-RfwD-6VwsxZ-eWGvt-dybWA-6CFbUf-bixi4g-7FTtyc-dH4ic-bzTTMH-7Pcw3L-bsF26L-9goTax-34EPaD-4tGvWF-4FWbnK-4XBRMs-aG22dt-9hCZt7-d36Nhu-6Tkf1T-qG4rxv-nBM9sB-d36Nzq-2htyKn-KXwRc-DsSZQ-2L11Be-tyh3cM-B3ddkr-5S8m8y-88zE4m-9hCLRC-33gEzt-9TaW6N-34B8Y5-qkgEY5-34AkuZ-bEQB3r-jZjQ2-6zUwGd-5jgCuU-5aD6og-511iEP-6ubLsf-oAiFV-6RoEzV-34AkEp-bmfqiZ-tyh6oM-z1xoe

Cuba After Castro
More money, new problems?


On November 25, 2016, a true icon of the 20th century passed away. Love him or hate him—and most people seem to pick one or the other—Fidel Castro remains one of the most recognized politicians of all time. The fact that he achieved such notoriety governing an island in an often forgotten corner of the globe is a testament to the intensity of the nerve he struck. Mehr ...

Turkish protesters in Berlin by
Alper Çuğun @ flickr.com Turkish protesters in Berlin by Alper Çuğun @ flickr.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alper/9428516535/in/photolist-fnaBtV-mjKo6J-4qCVqP-51szE1-cg6w6u-6VCenZ-nihtH4-mjEXKM-51szs5-4LmFg8-51sx9f-Df9qD-51okB4-6VC6T4-oSSbaB-mjE1Nz-mjGXhZ-dUaRAZ-mjHfNw-6VGr5m-mjGWUW-Df9uv-6pLBLh-7Tx8Rv-9rZniV-8W8nAP-dhhTD5-axj8iW-dhhSfe-dhhT71-7TAocJ-53bWye-eeXFZE-dhhSSu-fCdU7d-fcX9qG-7eAbhz-db2LGj-dhhToc-dhhUc1-dzXtM-dhhSER-eNwMhs-fBYzQ8-ca1Egy-dhhTcx-dhhS7R-kA7AU-2gPsXc-fCePFQ

How To Get The EU – Turkey Relationship Back On Track
An interview with German Bundestag Member and a foreign affairs specialist Niels Annen


As part of my Crossroads Turkey research, I interviewed German Bundestag Member and a foreign affairs specialist Niels Annen (SPD) in a discussion on how to get the EU – Turkey relationship back on track. Mehr ...

Gage Skidmore @flickr.com Gage Skidmore @flickr.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/5440995138/

Donald Trump’s Trade Policy – Grab Them By The Wallet
A GED opinion piece


With the election of Donald Trump as their next president, the American people have undergone a revolution. American-born GED US correspondent Sam George shares his opinions on the election and writes about the potential consequences for American trade policy in the years to come. Mehr ...

Montage Global Panorama and knowmadic news @ flickr.com Montage Global Panorama and knowmadic news @ flickr.com
links: https://www.flickr.com/photos/121483302@N02/14345424139/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/127771812@N05/15062123537/

US-China Relations – The Next Big Issue for America’s New President
Is China stealing America's spotlight?


Trump vs. Clinton – On 8th November, the USA elects a new president. During the campaign, China was portrayed as the embodiment of globalization trends and held responsible for what appear to be the increasingly negative effects of globalization on the USA’s economy. Will the USA, once the most prominent champion of free trade, become drawn into a downward spiral of protectionism? Mehr ...

Montage - Seb Zurcher and Miriam Corcuera @ unsplash.com Montage - Seb Zurcher and Miriam Corcuera @ unsplash.com
Links: https://unsplash.com/photos/r5ibM0gMdIQ und https://unsplash.com/photos/E7PK_3ycqJs

Are Developed Countries Leaving the Rest of the World Behind?
A look at globalization and its consequences for global inequality


Increasing globalization has boosted economic growth around the world in the last few decades. These growth rates have always been higher in emerging countries than they have in developed industrialized nations, but what impact has globalization had on income differences between emerging and industrialized countries? Mehr ...

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mix left to right: yorkman, European External Action Service, Elena Dijour, CANARAN and Gage Skidmore @ shutterstock.com and flickr.com mix left to right: yorkman, European External Action Service, Elena Dijour, CANARAN and Gage Skidmore @ shutterstock.com and flickr.com

The Best of GED - 2016


While many justifiably might not remember 2016 as one of the better years in recent history, we nonetheless want to celebrate one more year of GED economic expertise. Here are our favorite posts for each month. Mehr ...

Street art Obama, Merkel & Putin, picture by Lord Jim @ flickr.com Street art Obama, Merkel & Putin, picture by Lord Jim @ flickr.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lord-jim/16221729597/

EU-Russia Sanctions: An Unsteady Deadlock
What's next for EU-Russia relations?


The European Union and Russia have been locked in an economic struggle over Ukraine for two years. With Donald Trump the next president of the United States, the West’s Russia policy might substantially change – and Europe’s Eastern policy is today more uncertain than ever Mehr ...

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EVENT: What Future Awaits UK-EU Relations?
Register now for the Bertelsmann Stiftung European Forum in association with Financial Times


The full impact of Brexit remains yet to be seen. What will it mean economically for the parties involved, how can the political difficulties of the divorce process be managed best and what could a potential future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union look like. In an attemt to answer all these questions and more, the Financial Times and the Global Economic Dynamics Team have organized a high level panel discussion. Mehr ...

Dr Case @ flickr.com Dr Case @ flickr.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/justin_case/3239432996/

What Drives Populism In Europe?
From Globalization to Migration – An analysis of the existing academic literature


2016 has been a year of rising populism for Europe and the world. From Brexit to Trump, from UKIP to the AfD, it seems that pandering to emotions instead of appealing to facts has become more and more a winning strategy. We want to know why. In a comparison of four distinct studies, this blogpost summarizes the most recent findings to try to explain the rise and appeal of populism in Europe. Mehr ...

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Turkey after the Coup Attempt
An interview with Soner Cagaptay


On July 15, 2016, elements of the Turkish military staged a coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The putsch failed, but that day stands out as a clear “before” and “after” moment for Turkish democracy. For the Crossroads Turkey, Samuel George interviewed Turkey expert Soner Cagaptay of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy for a better understanding of the coup’s ramifications. Mehr ...

Marcelo Montecino @ flickr.com , slightly edited Marcelo Montecino @ flickr.com , slightly edited
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcelo_montecino/9609361/in/photolist-RfwD-6VwsxZ-eWGvt-dybWA-6CFbUf-bixi4g-7FTtyc-dH4ic-bzTTMH-7Pcw3L-bsF26L-9goTax-34EPaD-4tGvWF-4FWbnK-4XBRMs-aG22dt-9hCZt7-d36Nhu-6Tkf1T-qG4rxv-nBM9sB-d36Nzq-2htyKn-KXwRc-DsSZQ-2L11Be-tyh3cM-B3ddkr-5S8m8y-88zE4m-9hCLRC-33gEzt-9TaW6N-34B8Y5-qkgEY5-34AkuZ-bEQB3r-jZjQ2-6zUwGd-5jgCuU-5aD6og-511iEP-6ubLsf-oAiFV-6RoEzV-34AkEp-bmfqiZ-tyh6oM-z1xoe

Cuba After Castro
More money, new problems?


On November 25, 2016, a true icon of the 20th century passed away. Love him or hate him—and most people seem to pick one or the other—Fidel Castro remains one of the most recognized politicians of all time. The fact that he achieved such notoriety governing an island in an often forgotten corner of the globe is a testament to the intensity of the nerve he struck. Mehr ...

Turkish protesters in Berlin by
Alper Çuğun @ flickr.com Turkish protesters in Berlin by Alper Çuğun @ flickr.com
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alper/9428516535/in/photolist-fnaBtV-mjKo6J-4qCVqP-51szE1-cg6w6u-6VCenZ-nihtH4-mjEXKM-51szs5-4LmFg8-51sx9f-Df9qD-51okB4-6VC6T4-oSSbaB-mjE1Nz-mjGXhZ-dUaRAZ-mjHfNw-6VGr5m-mjGWUW-Df9uv-6pLBLh-7Tx8Rv-9rZniV-8W8nAP-dhhTD5-axj8iW-dhhSfe-dhhT71-7TAocJ-53bWye-eeXFZE-dhhSSu-fCdU7d-fcX9qG-7eAbhz-db2LGj-dhhToc-dhhUc1-dzXtM-dhhSER-eNwMhs-fBYzQ8-ca1Egy-dhhTcx-dhhS7R-kA7AU-2gPsXc-fCePFQ

How To Get The EU – Turkey Relationship Back On Track
An interview with German Bundestag Member and a foreign affairs specialist Niels Annen


As part of my Crossroads Turkey research, I interviewed German Bundestag Member and a foreign affairs specialist Niels Annen (SPD) in a discussion on how to get the EU – Turkey relationship back on track. Mehr ...