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A greater depression?

  • 2020-04-01
  • Nouriel Roubini

The shock to the global economy from COVID-19 has been both faster and more severe than the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC) and even the Great Depression. In those two previous episodes, stock markets collapsed by 50% or more, credit markets froze up, massive bankruptcies f...

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Turkey to seek larger role in the Black Sea and the south Caucasus

As Turkey-Russia disagreements intensify in northern Syria, another theater – the Black Sea and the South Caucasus – is starting to play a bigger role in Turkey’s thinking in the coming years. Ankara is likely to increase its military and economic cooperation with Georgia and tr...

Post-Soleimani, Russia’s role will grow in Iran’s geopolitical thinking

US-Iran relations reached a nadir following the killing by US drone strike of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani. As Iran’s isolation grows, its link to Russia is likely to strengthen. Moscow can use Iran’s geopolitical weakness to its own economic advantage by making large sales o...

Turkey to seek larger role in the Black Sea and the south Caucasus

As Turkey-Russia disagreements intensify in northern Syria, another theater – the Black Sea...

Post-Soleimani, Russia’s role will grow in Iran’s geopolitical thinking

US-Iran relations reached a nadir following the killing by US drone strike of Quds Force commande...

Insuring the survival of post-pandemic economies

Alarmingly, a growing chorus in the US – including President Donald Trump – is assumi...

Who lost Russia?

The fall of the Berlin Wall  in 1989 was a momentous event.  It happened almost by acci...

Agnia Grigas: “Theorists were wrong – nationalism is not dead and nation states are not going away”

Charming and savvy Agnia Grigas, an American political scientist, author and energy expert of Lit...

The end of Zelenskiy’s dream

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s dream ended on 4 March. On that date he dismissed ten of th...

Iceland’s Jon Baldvin Hannibalsson: “I bulldozed Lithuania’s independence recognition quest”

As Lithuania is joyfully celebrating its 30th anniversary of Independence restoration, some peopl...

Lukashenko: coronavirus is psychosis

MINSK - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has called the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic de...

Estonian professor: Number of mild coronavirus cases increasing globally

TALLINN – Estonian virology professor Irja Lutsar told public broadcaster ERR that, compare...

Comrade Trump

“In just three short years,” US President Donald Trump declared in his recent State o...

When viruses turn political

As the coronavirus continues to spread, the public must rely on international cooperation among g...

Putin’s usual suspects

Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated an overhaul of Russia’s government a...

“I am proud to be a Jew, an Israeli, an Ambassador, an Author, a gay and a father”

I have never met a more straightforward, out-spoken and honest ambassador than Yossi Levy, Israel...

Tartu peace treaty with Soviet Russia is fundamental document for Estonia - PM

TALLINN - The Tartu Treaty of Peace with Soviet Russia is a fundamental document for Estonia, its...

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