thequickread News of 01/17/19
The Quick Read On The Top Geopolitical Risks Of 2019
What Happened This Week: It’s a new year which means Eurasia Group, the risk consultancy I founded and run, has just released our annual look ahead at the top 10 geopolitical risks facing the world in 2019. Buckle up. Why It Matters: ...
The Quick Read On Why President Xi Jinping’S Big Speech Felt So Small
What Happened This Week: This week marks the 40th anniversary of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping’s decision to “reform and open up” China to the rest of the world. To celebrate the occasion, Chinese President Xi Jinping ...
The Quick Read On Theresa May’S Pyrrhic Victory In A No-Confidence Vote
What Happened This Week: Theresa May pushed off the vote on her Brexit withdrawal deal that was to take place on Tuesday in the House of Commons… only to be subjected to a vote on confidence in her leadership by her own Conservative ...
The Quick Read On Donald Trump’S Swipe At Theresa May’S Brexit Deal
What Happened This Week: After EU leaders blessed UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal over the weekend, on Tuesday U.S. President Donald Trump opined to reporters that May’s Brexit agreement “ sounds like a ...
The Quick Read On The Ongoing Brexit Chaos And Theresa May’S Future
What Happened This Week: In finally unveiling her Brexit deal compromise to the public last week , British Prime Minister Theresa May set off a political firestorm, complete with cabinet resignations and calls for her ouster from members of her ...
The Quick Read On Jeff Sessions’ Resignation As Attorney General
What Happened This Week: Less than 24 hours after U.S. midterm elections wrapped up, Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at the request of President Donald Trump . Sessions’ chief of staff Matthew Whitaker was asked to take the helm ...