It is often said that the cell phone in your pocket today has thousands of times more computational power than the entirety of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) when they first put two astronauts on the moon in 1969.
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Erdoğan ha fatto il pieno vincendo le elezioni presidenziali e legislative anticipate, sopravanzando i sondaggi che pronosticavano la perdita della maggioranza parlamentare per il partito di governo Akp.
Il presidente della Repubblica, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, ieri sera in una delle prime dichiarazioni a caldo post voto ha ringraziato e fatto i suoi complimenti, che forse suonavano un po' ironici, a tutti gli altri candidati e detto che, da oggi, inizierà un nuovo corso che porterà a una nuova Turchia, che il capo di Stato ha definito più democratica. Il tutto, in un Paese con i media silenziati e in stato di emergenza da quasi due anni. Senza contare le vittime delle purghe post golpe che fra arrestati, sotto processo e sospesi dai loro incarichi, si contano a decine di migliaia.
In a financially fragile country, it may happen that the government does not share the logic of the financial markets, or the need to have an independent central bank. However, a government cannot afford to act against this logic. Otherwise, it would run the risk of suffering from currency turbulences, as it was the case of the Turkish lira last May.
Who are the candidates for the Turkish presidency? And what policies do they want to implement?
On June 24, Turkey will face its closest elections in years and there is a lot at stake. Every single vote seems to be crucial to determining the electoral results as well as the future of the country, and the votes of young people are no exception. Half of the population in Turkey is under 30; the voting age is 18. In the presidential and parliamentary elections that will take place on Sunday, over 1,585,000 people will vote for the first time.
The June 24 elections in Turkey, unexpectedly announced just two months ago following a decision to bring them forward by a year and a half, promise to be mesmerizing. All elections held in Turkey are usually compelling anyway, since for the past fifteen years they have consisted of a struggle between the Justice and Development Party (AKP), its leader, the current President of the Republic Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and the strategies fielded by opposition parties to oppose him.
Some thirty years ago, the American economist Charles Schultze (former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers and director of the Budget Bureau) addressed a question in reference to the U.S. budget deficit in terms of a metaphor: Is it a wolf at the door, a domestic pussycat, or termites in the basement? In retrospect, the question, raised at a time when the ratio of U.S. general government debt to economic output stood at less than 60 per cent, seems rather trivial in the light of a debt ratio nearly twice as high today and rising.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reforms and opening up. In four decades, China has learned how to grasp the benefits of globalisation and has become a world economic champion. As the world’s second-largest economy, today China is no longer the factory of the world but an industrial power aiming at the forefront of major hightech sectors, in direct competition with Europe and the US. In sharp contrast with Trump’s scepticism on multilateralism, President Xi has renewed his commitment to growing an open global economy.
Notwithstanding the rhetoric about collaboration, international players' national interests have often prevailed in the approach to Libya. Such interferences, determined by diverse and conflicting agendas, contributed to further dividing the country and have made it more difficult to undertake a true process of national reconciliation.