The Economic cost of the War in Afghanistan

The War in Afghanistan officially started in late 2001, following the horrific events of 9/11. The Bush Administration initially demanded that the Taliban release Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, who orchestrated the infamous attacks on American soil. However, following the Taliban’s refusal to extradite him, the US government launched the invasion of Afghanistan toContinue reading “The Economic cost of the War in Afghanistan”

The Economic legacy of Brown’s government

From the moment Tony Blair was elected in 1997, it seemed inevitable that Gordon Brown would become Prime Minister. He took over from Blair in 2007 after the latter announced that he would resign his post within a year, during a conference in September 2006. This was due to internal pressure within the Labour Party,Continue reading “The Economic legacy of Brown’s government”

The Greek Economic crisis

To say the Greek economy has struggled over the past decade would be an understatement. Following the Great Recession of 2007-8, the state of the Greek economy was in calamity and by 2009 their budget deficit had exceeded 15% of GDP. The previous government had deficits that were greater than had initially been stated withContinue reading “The Greek Economic crisis”