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Brazil Will Only Be a Regional Economic Superpower

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (1)

From US News Blog 

Brazil's meteoric rise has left many wondering what happens after the 2014 World Cup and 2016 XXXI Olympiad. Let me get two thoughts out of the way before we begin the discussion of Brazil possibly becoming the first Latin American superpower. First, we are only talking about an economic superpower and not a conventional...

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India Will Not be a Global Superpower

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Posted on US News Blog - http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2012/11/19/india-will-not-be-a-global-superpower

India is not, nor will it become a superpower for the foreseeable future. There… I said it upfront. Why would I do that? Especially given the fact that on most Indian streets there seems to be underlying buoyancy about a brighter and promising future that is thoroughly justified given the rapid growth rates over the past decade in all facets of the economy...

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The Rise and Fall of Wealthy Nations

Posted on November 13, 2012 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Posted on US News Blog - http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2012/11/12/the-rise-and-fall-of-wealthy-nations


This is the fifth blog in the series on the world's potential next superpowers; we have covered the European Union, Russia, and Turkey so far. The ensuing blogs will be about India, Brazil, and China. But today, in deference to Veterans Day, I would like to first hold a moment of silence for all those who bravely fell in the line of duty throughout t...

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Turkey Could Lead the Post-Arab Spring Muslim World

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Could Turkey Be a Super Power?


Posted on US News Blog - http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2012/11/06/turkey-can-lead-the-post-arab-spring-middle-east


In the past, Turkey was unusual because it was one of the very few Muslim democratic states. After the Arab Spring in 2011 that is no longer true—however, it is unique in being a secular democracy. Turkey is also unusual as a key Muslim ally of the United States be...

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Putin's Russia Won't Achieve Super Power Status

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Posted on US News Blog - http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2012/10/31/putins-russia-wont-achieve-super-power-status

While Mother Nature (super-storm hurricane Sandy) was causing destruction throughout the north-eastern seaboard of the United States on Monday, across on the other side of the world Russians were remembering a man-made destruction. Over a period of two years (1937-38), approximately 1.7 million people were arrested and sent to gu...

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What the European Union Must Do Post-Nobel Prize ?

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Posted on US News Blog - http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2012/10/22/after-nobel-peace-prize-eu-must-continue-the-evolution-into-a-soft-superpower


Last week we began the discussion on the possibility of "a new world order" in which potential new superpowers would rise—the prime candidates being the European Union, Brazil, India, Russia, Turkey, and China, in no particular order. We will take each of them in turn. These heirs...

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Rise of China, Brazil Point to Creation of New World Order

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

A New World Order?

US News Blog -http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2012/10/15/rise-of-china-brazil-point-to-creation-of-new-world-order



The world is still vibrating from global tectonic shifts that occurred over the past five years. The 2007-onward global financial meltdown is a prime example.


The worst crash in the United States and Europe in 60 years showcased China's prominenc...

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Greece Leaving the Eurozone Would Be a Disaster

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

From US News Blog - http://www.usnews.com/debate-club/should-greece-leave-the-eurozone/greece-leaving-the-eurozone-would-be-a-disaster


However, tempting it may be to revoke Greek membership in the euro club, it will only benefit the rest of us if they leave right now. That is not realistic. The eurozone is equivalent to a Catholic marriage (no divorce or a very messy and costly one) and an attempted Greek exit now will do more damag...

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