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Trump’s Asia Tour: From Old Conflicts to New Prospects

November 16, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                       Trump’s gruelling 12-day Asia tour was a quest for mega deals. US policies in Asia are shifting. The stress on competitive strategic visions is being redefined by historic bilateral economic opportunities with China, Vietnam, …

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It’s Not The Economy, Stupid!

November 13, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EuropeComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen Europe is slowly spinning out of control. The Centrifugal forces of failing economics and politics are causing populism on the peripheral edges of the bloc. The push for power in Hungary and Poland is also coming to life in Austria and the

US-China Trade at Global Crossroads

November 13, 2017 • Columns, Americas, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Despite “America First” policies, President Trump’s economic agenda needs expanding trade with China.   President Donald Trump began his gruelling 12-day Asia tour amid US Special Counsel’s first indictments, which cast a shadow

Will Catalonia’s Fate Reverberate Through The European Union?

November 8, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, EuropeComments (0)

By Georgia Monaghan and Amy Maguire Catalonia is claiming self-determination in the form of independence from Spain. This assertion of independence has implications for the integrity of the Spanish state. Unsurprisingly, Spain’s response has been resistant

What the West Can Learn from the ASEAN Way

November 6, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - PacificComments (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)

Post 19th National Congress of CPC: China is Ready to Redefine the Global Economic Order

November 2, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, ChinaComments (0)

By Yu Xiong and Senmao Xia  The shift in global leadership has been brewing for quite some time now. In this article, the authors elaborate on the UK-China partnership and how it has been working to balance the global economy. Ultimately, the authors

China’s New Leadership: 2017-2022 Leaders, Grand Strategy and Policies

October 26, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Editor’s Choice, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock After the 19th Congress, Xi’s China is preparing for a new roadmap domestically and internationally. This is Dr. Dan Steinbock’s in-depth analysis of China’s critical changes that will shape the world economy until 2022 – and beyond.

How To Fight Corruption in the Philippines

October 9, 2017 • Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

Interview with Dr. Dan Steinbock Despite opposition, President Duterte’s Anti-Corruption Commission is vital in light of Philippine history and international experience. To be effective, the anti-corruption agency must be independent.   On October

The Trump-Goldman Sachs Tax Cut for the Rich

October 9, 2017 • Americas, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus It seems that one of the agenda of the Trump administration is to make sure that the rich keeps getting richer, the poor stays where they are, while the middle class joins the latter. This is what the Trump-Goldman Sachs Tax Cut will ensure

A Past of Brilliance and 21st Century Hopes: Should You Invest in Russia?

September 27, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, EuropeComments (0)

By Walter C. Clemens, Jr. The decline in Russia’s cultural creativity under post-Communist as well as Soviet rule belongs to a larger syndrome that emits warning signals to outside investors. Why do nations fail? Top down exploitation of people and