As in 1989, all the factors are lined up for a huge political moment
This year has triggered tectonic shifts in the global political economy. A viral pandemic and resulting economic depression, combined with hyper-nationalism and deep-seated polarisation, suggest we are in the midst of an era-defining inflection point.
There are clear parallels between current events and those that preceded the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War in 1989/90...
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