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‘Debate Corner’ provides critical insight into the world’s most challenging political risk topics. Through well-balanced opinion based articles, the Debate Corner  offer a forum for deeper discussion into how major political decisions and security challenges affect markets, investment, and economic growth across the globe.


Debate Corner Economics North America

Trade and Trump: the US economy in 2017

From China to TPP, Trump has vowed to put America first. In this debate, GRI asked two of its top experts: Will Trump’s protectionist stance help or hurt the US economy?

Debate Corner Economics North America

Trump’s protectionist measures will not hurt US economy in 2017

In this debate series, GRI asked what will be the impact of President Donald Trump protectionist measures. Nandini Rao argues these decisions will not hurt the US economy.

Debate Corner Economics North America

Protectionism will hurt markets in the short-term

In this debate series, GRI asked what will be the impact of President Donald Trump protectionist measures. Jeff Moore argues these decisions will hurt markets.

Debate Corner North America Politics

October revelations impact the U.S. election

Living up to the promise of an “October surprise,” October 2016 has realized daily revelations with implications for the U.S. election.

Debate Corner North America Politics

What will happen in the US election?

GRI Debate: What are the key factors that will affect election day and the upcoming presidency? Election day is fast approaching and, as Trump regains momentum, the outcome is all

Debate Corner North America Politics

Syria will define the future of Hillary Clinton’s uneasy presidency

Despite tightening polling, Democrat Hillary Clinton is still favored to win the U.S. presidency—an already uneasy presidency that is likely to be defined by an even more unstable Syria.

Debate Corner North America Politics

Why Texas is turning into a swing state

In this debate series, Lauren Maffeo argues why Texas is turning into a “swing state” that may start to go blue for the first time in decades.

Debate Corner Finance International

Are emerging markets still a good investment?

Is the era of the BRICS over? In this debate, GRI asked two of its top analysts about the future of emerging economies.

Debate Corner Finance International

Emerging markets are headed for trouble

Investors are currently tapping emerging markets in droves. That is soon about to stop as the Fed eventually raises rates and political risks intensify.

Brexit Debate Corner Economics

Can Britain survive economically post-Brexit?

In June, Britain voted to leave the European Union after decades of membership. The political consequences were immediately apparent, but the economic consequences are still to be determined.