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Ensuring Olympic Success – After the Games

February 26, 2018 • Columns, Asia - Pacific, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dr. Dan Steinbock As Olympic torch is moving toward emerging economies, it is time to come up with innovative solutions and appropriate cost controls to finance the games. In this commentary, Dr Steinbock assesses the rising economic costs and cost overruns of Olympic games, outlines the lessons and preconditions for economic success in the …

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Will the Chinese Rise Destroy Pax Americana in the Middle East?

January 30, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, Middle East & AfricaComments (1)

By Timo Kivimäki China has started to make its presence felt in the Middle East. Most commentators assume this to lead into the destabilisation of the already fragile region. This article will show, however, why China’s economic interests and identity will

Chinese Economy in 2018 and Beyond

January 8, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock In the coming years, China shall aim at high-quality development, while seeking to forestall financial and international risks.   The recent Central Economic Work Conference marked a historical point in China’s economic development.

China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative Promotes China Over US

January 5, 2018 • Editor’s Choice, ChinaComments (0)

By Sara Hsu China’s One Belt One Road initiative is vast and promises to greatly expand China’s soft power in Asia, Europe, and Africa by creating much-needed infrastructure. The US stance on OBOR, however, is unclear, and the lack of a clear stance on

Jerusalem – The Straw that Breaks the Empire’s Back?

December 19, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Peter Koenig   When President Trump on 6 December 2017 declared unilaterally Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to where the US Embassy shall relocate, he violated UN Resolutions, international law, common sense and went against all diplomatic efforts

Canada-China Trade Amid NAFTA Friction

December 8, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock As tensions prevail in the NAFTA talks, Canada is hedging its bets by fostering consensus for a trade agreement with China.   On Sunday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shall start a trade and tourism dialogue with Chinese

Uzbekistan – A Voice from Eurasia

December 3, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EuropeComments (0)

By Peter Koenig   Uzbekistan is a peaceful friendly country, smiling faces, many of them struggling to make a living, but still smiling. Uzbekistan is a double landlocked nation, meaning she is surrounded by other landlocked countries, i.e. Afghanistan,

Exaggerated Alarm and Destructive Excursions: Anti-Proliferation Policy and The Case of North Korea

November 28, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, World DevelopmentComments (1)

By John Mueller The consequences of nuclear proliferation have been substantially benign: those who have acquired the weapons have “used” them simply to stoke their egos or to deter real or imagined threats. However, alarmed anti-proliferation efforts

What the West Can Learn from the ASEAN Way

November 26, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Edgardo Angara The rise of ASEAN shows how consensus-building, more than the rule of the majority, can help nations overcome religious and racial divisions to achieve shared goals. The West, too, can learn from the ASEAN way of musyawarah (consultation)

Anatomy of the Global Economy and Its Implications for Protectionism

November 23, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Capitalism in the 21st CenturyComments (0)

By Sa’idu Sulaiman Can protectionism, a major component of mercantilism which was practiced in Europe from 16th to 18th century, be well-suited with the global economy in the era of globalisation? This discourse examines the framework of the global economy