2015 was a roller coaster of a year for analysts of global economics and politics. Terrorist tragedies from the US and France to Nigeria and Iraq shocked us, Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake, and Volkswagen’s massive fraud surfaced.  A million migrants flowed into Europe, and...

The end of each year produces a jumble of reviews, predictions, and resolutions. Inevitably, we look back on the prior 12 months and go list crazy, generating reviews of the year’s best books, movies, and music; the most popular search terms; and even lists of our favorite lists....

Last month, China made the landmark decision of reversing its one-child policy by allowing married couples to have two children, after over 30 years of restrictions. This move was spurred on by the failure of previous attempts to stimulate childbirth and by the increasingly apparent...

Global financial markets are bouncing around like a Mexican jumping bean, driven in large part by China’s popping stock market bubble. And while it’s fun to talk about China’s equity boom and bust, the real story to focus on has nothing to do with the...

As the U.S. stock markets race to new highs, there has been increasing chatter about a forthcoming correction. Economic chaos reigns in Europe with constant debates about austerity and bailouts, and China seems destined to slow further as its credit-fueled investment boom ends. Commodity markets...

The last two weeks marked a major milestone in the world of art. Between May 5 and May 15, a record $2.7 billion of art was sold at Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips during a Spring auction bonanza that included sales of Impressionist and contemporary art...

Subscribe