In this article The Golden Investor argues that warlords, despite their infamous name, are the best providers of certainty in fragile countries like Afghanistan during shifts of the common authority in the nation.
In a country which has known many foreign intruders playing a dominant but controversial role in politics the state-building process becomes a very fragile and sensitive topic. Afghanistan has evolved in the sandbox for foreign states looking to shape the Middle-East. Corrupt and extractive institutions have digged their own pit in the graveyard of empires. At the same time the Taliban used the growing anger and disillusion of the Afghan people in the hope for improvement in the scattered nation.
Previous President of The United States, Donald Trump, has fulfilled at least one of his campaign promises: The gradual withdrawal of troops out of Afghanistan. Firstly, I will examine the considerations that led to the American counterinsurgency (COIN) in Afghanistan. Then, I will show that over the years the fight has turned into a seemingly lost cause without an end. Donald Trump may be dubbed the worst president in history, however, his decision making is undoubtedly of an assertive and prompt level.
In this article Dan Mitchell examines some results under the Trump Presidency and evaluates Trump’s best year yet. The numbers look good, but there are some pitfalls to them.
It is one of the most controversial and discussed topics in politics: the gender pay gap. However, as many studies show, it is not gender discrimination, but pregnancy and choices after pregnancy that increase the pay gap over time.
The latest trend of governments and central banks: Supporting non-viable companies. The Golden Investor opposes this kind of counterproductive behavior of governmental organs. Governmental support for unprofitable and unsustainable corporations should be over, it is time for creative destruction to do its work.
The United Kingdom has several policies which are established to stimulate more R&D-expenditure by businesses within the UK. After years of funding, the United Kingdom still lacks behind similar countries. In this article we examine whether this R&D-gap is explained by governmental incompetence or if these policies do work. The Golden Investor finds that the United Kingdom failed in its goals and should be more ambitious.
Donald Trump is already topping headlines in the first week of 2020. Was the attack on the Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani a good political decision or an unnecessary start of violence in the Middle East?