Mercury or Mars? What Separates Germany and the United States

On Monday, April 27, 2015, The Globalist published a piece by TA Executive Director Steve Szabo. The article was adapted from an excerpt of his new book, “Germany, Russia, and the Rise of Geo-Economics” (Bloomsbury Publishing, December 18, 2014). The full article can be read here.

Putin's Calculated Charm Offensive

As Russia’s economy reels from sanctions following its annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine, Moscow is doing its best to undermine European Union solidarity against Russian aggression.

A Strong Currency Helps a Strong Economy

This essay follows on the author’s earlier piece “Managing the Exchange Rate: A Losing Proposition.”

The U.S. dollar has appreciated substantially over the last past years against most currencies. According to the statistics of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the real effective exchange rate of the dollar indicates an appreciation of almost 20 percent between January 2012 and March 2015.

China’s Back to Jerusalem Movement

By Christina Lin

Recently there has been much writing on how Christianity in the Middle East is facing extinction as the scourge of ISIS advances in the region. Titles like “Christianity faces extinction in Middle East,” “Christians Presence in Middle East Threatened with Extinction,” “Is this the end for Mideast Christians?” and others abound in a seemingly hopeless situation.