Keyword:The Crossroads

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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. More ...

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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. More ...

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Will Peace in Colombia Boost Growth?


In late 2015, I asked both Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdenas one simple question – what single policy could best generate sustainable growth? In separate interviews, both answered simply and without hesitation: “Peace”. More ...

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Three Things To Watch in Brazil


Brazil finds itself in a state of turmoil. Sam George looks at three underlying trends that might indicate where the country is going. More ...

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The Crossroads: Colombia
Our third episode, The Crossroads: Colombia, considers a country with significant growth momentum, but facing a thorny peace process and a slumping global economy


The Crossroads video series from the Bertelsmann Foundation’s Global Economic Dynamics team focuses on these decisive moments for emerging markets. Our third episode, The Crossroads: Colombia, considers a country with significant growth momentum, but facing a thorny peace process and a slumping global economy. More ...

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A New Day in Colombia? Conversation with President Juan Manuel Santos


On September 24, 2015, Colombian President J.M. Santos and leaders of the FARC guerrilla announced a breakthrough in peace negotiations that could end a conflict that has plagued the country since the 1960s. See here a short interview with President Santos explaining what a peace deal would mean for Colombia. More ...