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  1. Four Answers to the Trade Dispute

    Four Answers to the Trade Dispute

    Trade tensions have rattled the financial markets in recent weeks. Oliver Adler looks at what this issue is all about and what to expect as a result.

  2. What Did Keynes Get Right About the Modern World?

    What Did Keynes Get Right About the Modern World?

    John Maynard Keynes is considered to be one of the greatest visionaries of all time. His theories shaped economic policy for decades. And his biographer, the historian Robert Skidelsky, even believes that the Second World War might not have broken out if people had listened to Keynes. What relevance do his ideas have in the modern economy? More than you might think.

  3. Francis Fukuyama and the Return to the Past

    Francis Fukuyama and the Return to the Past

    The author of the classic work "The End of History" was compelled to revise his opinion: Francis Fukuyama sees gloomy times ahead. Populism is threatening political institutions and the global economy will suffer. In a new era for democracy and macroeconomics, is there any hope for the future?

  4. Fractured World Calls for Cooperation

    Fractured World Calls for Cooperation

    Across the globe, populist nationalism is increasingly driving political agendas and voter behavior. In addition to fears related to immigration, unemployment and wealth distribution, technology has become a new force that is shaping our societies and facilitating new ways of decision-making in relation to – but also beyond – politics.

  5. What Is the Future of Politics?

    What Is the Future of Politics?

    Against the background of the changing geopolitical landscape, the Credit Suisse Research Institute invited a number of international policy experts, former policy-makers and strategic clients of Credit Suisse to discuss the "Future of Politics." The key themes were the rise of populism across the developed world, migration pressures in several geographies, and current decision-making difficulties faced by mature democracies.

  6. Bull or Bear? Politics and Capital Markets

    Bull or Bear? Politics and Capital Markets

    Capital markets do not operate in a vacuum; turbulence on the global political scene has a significant impact on their performance. Robert Parker, Chairman of the Asset Management and Investors Council at Credit Suisse, identifies current major political trends investors should watch out for.

  7. Globalization and Politics

    Globalization and Politics

    The past three years have seen political volatility rising against a backdrop of improving economic growth across the major regions and increasingly becalmed financial markets. How does economic output correlate with voter behavior? As globalization slows, the transition away from "globalization" toward a more decisively multipolar world is an emerging trend that will shape politics. In this essay, we analyze how the potential "end of globalization as we know it" will challenge politicians, and what kind of new political issues may be spawned by a more dispersed world order.

  8. The Rise of Populist Nationalism

    The Rise of Populist Nationalism

    The world experienced a political earthquake in the year 2016 with the British vote to leave the European Union in June and the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States in November. These events were the culmination of a longer-term trend away from the postwar liberal international order, one that had been building for at least a decade earlier, and marked the rise of a new form of populist nationalism. A critical question for the future concerns whether this is merely a "democratic recession," in the words of political sociologist Larry Diamond, or marks a longer-term downturn in the fortunes of liberal democracy worldwide.

  9. Globalization and Its Discontents

    Globalization and Its Discontents

    Are we witnessing a breakdown of the global order as we know it?

  10. Supertrend Infrastructure: Affordable Housing Needed

    Supertrend Infrastructure: Affordable Housing Needed

    A roof over our heads is one of our basic needs, yet for many it is out of financial reach. Affordable housing could provide a solution.