international analysis and commentary

Size matters when it comes to Big Tech

Size does matter after all. After the last financial crisis, the seeds of which were sown by extreme financial liberalization, ended about a decade ago, we got used to thinking that the “too big to fail” label can only apply to financial…

Collision or collusion in open skies?

In 2017, American Airlines Chief Executive Doug Parker declared, “I don’t think we are ever going to lose money again.” And yet, three years later, both American and global airline industry prospects are grimmer than ever. Since the…

The power of one

The world’s epicenter, its largest economy and  geopolitical superpower, is burning from east to west, and from north to south. The fire is engulfing all of its major cities - to varying degrees but with no exception - with protests varying…