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Is Japan’s ‘Revival’ For Real?

There’s been a lot of bullish sentiment towards Japan lately, as reflected by the Nikkei index’s 70% gain over the past six months – the index now stands above 15,000, at its highest...

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Why Russia Supports Syria’s Assad

Since the start of the Arab Spring, Russia and to a lesser degree, China, has come under heavy criticism for its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Libya’s former leader Muammar...

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Will The US Intervene In Syria?

The US appears to be shifting to the view that Syria’s government has used chemical weapons against its people. Given that US President Barack Obama has previously stated that the Syrian Assad regime...

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The Lasting Significance Of 1979

Commentary on the death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher has rightly pointed out that she was a transformational figure, not just for the UK economy, but, indirectly, for dozens of...

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