Getting Back to Business

Whatever happened to September being the month we all come back to from our various summer exploits to get back to business? The news flow about geopolitical issues has been unrelenting, especially the escalating rhetoric around the Korean peninsula. There have been devastating natural disasters that have affected the Caribbean, the US and Mexico that have dominated the headlines for days but have repercussions that will be felt for years if not for decades. By contrast, after the French elections in May, the Germany elections provided a vote for Angela Merkel and the strong and stable leadership she has provided (albeit with a more complicated political set up).

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