Newsletter – September 2016

Welcome to The Global Dispatches,

This month we have the Vice President of Bolivia Álvaro García Linera expounding his belief that revolutions come in waves. We publish his address to the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires; René Lefort, the author of "Ethiopia. An heretical revolution?" explains that there is every sign that Ethiopia is plunging into a crisis whose scale, intensity, and multiple and interdependent drivers are unprecedented since the founding of the regime in 1991; Sylvester Eijffinger – Professor of Financial Economics at Tilburg University suggests that Europe needs its own Alexander Hamilton to coordinate wider stimulus and reforms and Patrick Honohan, Professor at Trinity College Dublin and John FitzGerald, Adjunct Professor, Economics Department, Trinity College Dublin both examine the thorny issue of UK-Irish relations post-Brexit. And much more...

A flashpoint in South Asia?
By L K Sharma

“You question India’s territorial integrity, I will question Pakistan’s. You interfere in our internal affairs, we will interfere in yours.”

The ‘Ethiopian Spring’
By René Lefort

There is every sign that Ethiopia is plunging into a crisis whose scale, intensity, and multiple and interdependent drivers are unprecedented since the founding of the regime in 1991 explains the author of "Ethiopia. An heretical revolution?"

The ebbing Latin American tide
By Álvaro Marcelo García Linera

Vice President of Bolivia Álvaro García Linera believes that revolutions come in waves. We publish his address at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires (May, 27, 2016).

Lorca: 80 Years in a Mass Grave
By Allston Mitchell

Along with Cervantes, poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca is one of Spain's most revered literary figures. However since his assassination by Fascist forces his body still lies undiscovered in a mass grave near Granada.

Europe needs its own Alexander Hamilton
By Sylvester Eijffinger

The ECB is under fire for its inability to stimulate Europe's economies. It needs an informal European ‘praesidium’ within the Eurogroup to coordinate wider stimulus and reforms.

The oil market in the aftermath of the price slump
By Rabah Arezki

Rabah Arezki, Chief of Commodities in the IMF Research Department on the dramatic and largely unexpected collapse in oil prices sparking debate over the causes and consequences.

Ireland and Brexit
By Patrick Honohan, John FitzGerald

As the Irish economy is deeply integrated with the UK’s economy, Brexit poses especially severe challenges for Ireland. A UK withdrawal from the Single Market would raise questions relating to trade ‘re-diversion’, foreign direct investment, the Irish peace agreement, and assured access to British natural gas supplies.

 
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