New ‘Swing States’

Move over BRICS, CIVETS and all you floaters in the geopolitical alphabet soup. The “Swing States” are rising! Make way for them! That’s the buzz in international circles these days.

The term “Swing State” doesn’t refer to the nine battleground states in the US presidential election that produced the votes that gave Barack Obama another four-year residency in the White House — although they did inspire the appellation.

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