THE QUESTION

If countries around the world are doing so well economically, why are they still catching a cold when the United States sneezes?

Posted by Fareed Zakaria on January 23, 2008 1:49 PM

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Originally from Pakistan, Anwer Sher is based in Dubai and writes for Gulf News, Khaleej Times and Emirates Today. His varied career experience includes banking, consulting, and real estate development. He has a Masters degree in International Relations.

America's Economic Barometer

Looks like trouble’s brewing in the long term.

Anwer Sher Dubai, UAE | 2 COMMENTS
Jan 28, 2008 at 12:43 PM
Bill Emmott is the former editor of The Economist magazine, a leading international current affairs publication from England. He is now an independent writer, speaker, and consultant on international affairs.

Stock Market Swings: So What?

Bill Emmott Great Britain | 26 COMMENTS
Dr. Ali Ettefagh serves as a director of Highmore Global Corporation, an investment company in emerging markets of Eastern Europe, CIS, and the Middle East. He is the co-author of several books on trade conflict, resolution of international trade disputes, conflicts in letters of credit, trade-related banking transactions, sovereign debt, arbitration and dispute resolutions and publications specific to the oil and gas, communication, aviation and finance sectors. Dr. Ettefagh is a member of the executive committee and the board of directors of The Development Foundation, an advisor to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and an advisor to a number of European companies. Dr. Ettefagh speaks Persian (Farsi), English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and Turkish.

Revaluing America

Ali Ettefagh Tehran, Iran | 14 COMMENTS
Mustafa Domanic is an online activist and blogger. He contributes to several blogs on Turkish current affairs as well as global political issues including foreignsight.blogspot.com.

World to America: Stay Home and Rest

Mustafa Domanic Istanbul, Turkey | 18 COMMENTS
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» Salamon | The first intelligent analysis of the decoupling issue. Mr Emmott left out of his analysis that the % of exports to the USA by China are decreasing as...
» JRLR | Cristina, you write: "I think that the American economy still matters to other countries because many foreign economies depend on foreign investment, ...
» Cristina | To Joao Marcos: Joao Marcos: yours and Bill's analyses established a balanced view on the current situation. It is very nice when we have the oppor...
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