Saudi Arabia’s New Crowned Prince

Since the Third Saudi State in the early 20th Century, the Kingship has been handed down from brother to brother. Saudi Arabia saw a shift in power when Mohammed Bin Salman, son of the current king, was announced crown prince June of 2017, taking the position from his cousin Mohammed bin Nayef. Since MBS’s appointment,…

Guns, Growth, and Steel

“Absolutely Unacceptable.” Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland reacted firmly to the initial news of President Trump’s intention to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The move, revised this week, was executed under an often forgotten sixties-era trade law that permits the US President to unilaterally impose tariffs under the pretence of a national security…

The Franco-African Pivot

French President Emmanuel Macron has signalled his intention to make sweeping changes to France’s relationship with its many former colonies in Africa. As a presidential candidate Macron uniquely decried France’s colonial rule over Algeria as a “crime against humanity” during his visit to Algeria just over a year ago, a statement that elicited support throughout…

China’s Communist Party Structure

With yesterday’s announcement of China’s Politburo putting forward a motion to change the country’s constitution and remove the Chairman’s two-term limit, online blogs and news outlets are discussing the impact of President Xi’s indefinite administration on the future of China. However, China’s unique political system and various commission names can be confusing. For that reason,…

The Rise of the Dead

The financial system has a weak link. Ten percent of all public corporations in the US are weak and vulnerable while nine percent of non-financial European corporations have subpar interest coverage metrics. With the current upswing in the global economy, rising interest rates could trigger widespread defaults and economic failure. QGM Report – The Rise…

China Seeking Dominance in Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

In the 1960s, it was assumed that whoever won the Space Race would establish themselves as the world power. The USA became that power in 1969 when they landed the first man on the moon. Today, we find ourselves in a new aged space race – this time, with artificial intelligence. It has been said…

U.S. Tax Reform

During the 2016 Presidential election, the future of the American economy was widely debated and brought to light the disparate concerns of citizens across the country. President Donald Trump championed a tax reform as a key part of his campaign, promising constituents that “everybody is getting a tax cut, especially the middle class”. His vision…