What’s in a name: Three recent name changes on the Global Stage

IHOP wasn’t the only international name change met with controversy last week. When Greece and the country formerly known as Macedonia agreed to a name change (to North Macedonia), citizens in both countries protested, illustrating the complex emotions behind what a name. How a country goes about changing its name is as varied as why … Continue reading “What’s in a name: Three recent name changes on the Global Stage”

Malaysia: How an economic challenge could become a political liability

When Malaysia’s top palm oil export markets decide to curb imports, one expects the usual government level posturing followed by due-diligence in replacing the lost export revenue. Indeed, when India and the European Union both declared that they were reducing the amount of palm oil they were willing to import, Malaysia did both: announcing that … Continue reading “Malaysia: How an economic challenge could become a political liability”