Why Argentina’s Remarkable History Matters to us Today

Sam explains why Argentina’s century of populism and decline is relevant to countries facing a populist political challenge today. From the new book, History Repeating: Why Populists Rise and Governments Fall (Profile). Video courtesy of...

Explaining Peron’s populist magic

Argentina’s Juan Peron has been called the greatest populist of all time. Here, Sam explains some of his magic. From the new book, History Repeating: Why Populists Rise and Governments Fall (Profile). Video courtesy of...

The Thai Trump?

Sam explains why it’s crucial to know the history of Thailand, where Thaksin Shinawatra, a billionaire businessman turned politician, behaved in ways that are uncannily reminiscent of US President Donald Trump. From the new book, History Repeating: Why Populists Rise and Governments Fall (Profile). Video courtesy of...

Beware falling objects

Sam explains that shifts in the world economy cause companies and countries to lose their grip. (Sorry about the low talking: the day before I had given five hours of back-to-back media interviews to promote the Dutch edition of my book, and managed to lose my...

The cost of Brexit

Sam explains why Brexit will be costly for the UK economy, regardless of the modelling assumptions used. (Sorry about the low talking: the day before I had given five hours of back-to-back media interviews to promote the Dutch edition of my book, and managed to lose my...

Why we’re obsessed with China (2 of 2)

Sam continues his explanation of why China has been so crucial to world growth. (Sorry about the low talking: the day before I had given five hours of back-to-back media interviews to promote the Dutch edition of my book, and managed to lose my...

Not Europe’s fault

CEO Tim Curran introduces Sam, who explains that the Q1 2015 downturn wasn’t Europe’s fault; it was...

The top geopolitical risk for 2015

Sam Wilkin talks about his top geopolitical risk concern for 2015 at the Fletcher Conference on Managing Political Risk. See also a blog entry on the same...

Cyprus brinksmanship failure

The Eurozone enjoyed a year of relative political peace, prior to the Q1 2015 Greek debt negotiations. Sam Wilkin explains...

Nestor was right

Many forecasters attempt to hide their errors. Sam Wilkin gracefully acknowledges his. Sort...