Friday, January 23, 2015

New Leaders for 2015

Leaders from around the world are creating opportunities and problems for the global community. The start of 2015 highly focused on the world’s economy, with slowdowns in Europe, emerging markets, China and Japan. Terror, especially Islamic inspired, dominated January news.

Eleven leaders listed below will be important to the main themes in 2015.  Some are newly installed (Widodo, Modi, Sisi), some recently re-elected (Abe, Erdogan, Rousseff). Many are presenting new populist, nationalist and authoritarian approaches to their constituents and neighbors. One is just trying to maintain the system in which her country thrives (Merkel).

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