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Frank Schell
Frank Schell
Frank Schell is a business strategy consultant and former senior vice president of the First National Bank of Chicago. He was a Lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago and is a contributor of opinion pieces to various journals.
by | Aug 13, 2019

The architecture of South Asia has been altered. Last week, the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir had its autonomy revoked and is now under the direct control of the Centre, or the Government of India. Article 370 of India’s…

by | Jul 8, 2019

If Lawrence Welk were with us today, after a performance of the Lennon Sisters on his show, he might introduce a commercial like this: “And now, from Menlo Park, the Facebook cryptofolks.” With customary arrogance and digital panache, Facebook Inc….

by | May 25, 2019

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has done it again. In the results of the general election announced Thursday, and as he did five years ago, Modi has achieved another absolute majority for his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party…

by | May 17, 2019

Ralph Lauren Corporation continues to disappoint investors. Its stock price is off over 21% in the past five years, showing some recovery since a low in April of 2017. Same-store sales in North America are the company’s biggest challenge, showing…

by | Apr 8, 2019

The bloom is off the rose for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, the crown jewel of China’s vaunted Belt and Road Initiative — designed to economically link Europe, Eurasia, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia to Beijing. About 70…

by | Mar 14, 2019

The prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, has a strategic opportunity: to seek rapprochement now with archenemy Pakistan. Following the recent attack on a police convoy in Pulwama in the state of Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 paramilitary police,…

by | Feb 11, 2019

In April the Republic of India, the world’s largest democracy, will go to the polls. The electorate is over 800 million and 66% percent turnout was the case in the last general election of 2014, which brought Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya…

by | Dec 17, 2018

Suddenly, the prime minister of India, Narendra Modi appears vulnerable — with a national election looming by May of 2019. This India observer admits to being a stunned mullet. Less than five years ago, Modi was elected with an absolute…

by | Nov 19, 2018

There is little doubt that the UK is fed up with interference from Brussels in its domestic and economic affairs. Having willingly entered into a collaborative framework with Europe under the Maastricht Treaty of 1993, with even earlier antecedents, many…

by | Oct 3, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit New Delhi on October 5. His visit follows India’s announcement on September 27 that it will procure the S-400 air defense system from Russia in a $5.4 billion contract. The integrated system is…

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