US Election

Donald Trump and Steve Bannon’s Russia Policy Explained: Bend or Break, Expect Change

February 16, 2017

By Jeffrey Sommers For Russians, Mr. Trump presents at least the chance of a new course in US/Russian relations. Putin hopes to see the US stop its liberal


Stronger Ethics for Better Leadership Using Confucianism and Systems Theory

February 14, 2017

By Dr. Sunnie Giles The lack of high ethical standards in Korea as noted in its current presidential corruption scandal destabilises its political system,

Governance & Regulation

Better Capitalised Banks Lend More and Lend Better

February 14, 2017

By Stephen G. Cecchetti & Kermit L. Schoenholtz Are higher capital requirements really a drag on economic growth? Many people seem to think so. We

Global Capital Markets

Tax Avoidance: Between Temptation and Trouble

February 14, 2017

By Matthias Kasper and Erich Kirchler Fostering tax compliance is a key challenge for global politics.  Public revenues need to be protected, and confidence



Understanding India as a Rising Power: An Open Economy and Interdependence* Framework

February 15, 2017

By Aseema Sinha India’s global priorities have changed and it seeks power and status and acts more actively at regional and global levels. This article

Middle East & Africa

United You Don’t Stand

February 20, 2017

From the Editors The latest news about Israel is again about some on-going land grab. This is not new news. This has been going on for over 70 years. And in

Where Next for Syria?

February 16, 2017

Duterte and The Philippines

The Philippines “BRIC” Plan: From Regime Change Ploys to Accelerated Economic Development

January 30, 2017

By Dan Steinbock While the Obama White House prepared plans for regime change in the Philippines, President Trump is working on an assertive strategy in Asia.

Business & Innovation

Expatriates Changing Societies: The Case of Russia

February 14, 2017

By V. Karacharovskiy, O. Shkaratan and G. Yastrebov Expatriates are admitted to analytics, decision making or strategic control in foreign (or partially

World War 3.0 is Here

December 1, 2016


Trumping World Trade

January 24, 2017

By Dan Steinbock After the inauguration, President Trump has begun to reset the White House trade policies. But the consequences of “America First” stance


Headaches of Empire: Brexit and the United States

December 5, 2016

By Binoy Kampmark The case for Britain’s exit from Europe has been treated as a dramatic blow against the imperium’s three main concerns on the continent: