An Outlook into 2017

Ceteris Paribus within the current political context is practically a moot concept. The seismic changes in 2016 will continue sending after shocks well into 2017 and beyond. As I have argued in previous articles, the political spectrum is moving increasingly towards the great divide between nationalism and globalism. Whilst this movement has for some decades … Continued

The Shifting Fault Lines Of The Political Divide

The centrist position of Western governments have fostered a relatively stable political and economic reality. Given that every ten or so years capitalist systems are prone to recessions as a matter of recalibrating and self correcting excesses, for the most part growth, living standards and social cohesion have remained steady. In the last three decades … Continued

Shock and Awe; The Crumbling Walls of Merkelistan

AP Photo/ Markus Schreiber In March of this year, following a series of significant state electoral wins by German nationalist party; Alternative For Deutschland (AfD), the mainstream press were quick to label the victories a “shock”. At the time of these elections, more than 1.1 million migrants had poured into Europe within a matter of months. … Continued