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North Korea’s Concern for Self-Defense

May 26, 2017 • World Politics, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Stephen Lendman As world peace hangs by a thread, Stephen Lendman tackles the realities behind nuclear political drama involving Washington, its allies, and North Korea.   North Korea’s geopolitical policies and America’s are world’s apart. Pyongyang never attacked another country, threatens none now. America wages permanent wars, raping and

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Manchester Bombing: The Papers, The Speculation, the Click-Baiting, “ISIS Responsible”

May 25, 2017 • EuropeComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen The awful bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester was clearly an attack on girls and women – this was the demographic of the audience. Grande’s live concerts are largely populated by teenage girls and their mums. By

Developments in Global Tax Transparency and the Need for Effective Dialogue Part 1

May 24, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Philip Marcovici This is Part One of the article, and Part Two will be published in the next edition of the World Financial Review Tax compliance is one of the many challenges different nations are facing. When we think of wealth owners “hiding” their

How the Belt and Road Could Change the 21st Century

May 17, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Frontier Markets, Asia - Pacific, China, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                         Until recently, globalisation was led by the West and benefitted only a few advanced economies. After China’s three decades of rapid growth, the Belt and Road

Puerto Rico Declares Bankruptcy

May 17, 2017 • Americas, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Stephen Lendman Puerto Rico faces a long, painful struggle ahead. Stephen Lendman elaborates on how it has come to this and what could the future hold for its citizens.   Colonised and exploited by America since 1898, its people, governor and other

From State of Exception to Anti-Coup Dictatorship in Erdoğan’s Turkey  

May 17, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Governance & Regulation, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Volga Can Ozben and Richard Westra Volga Can Ozben and Richard Westra maintain Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a poster case for the modern state of exception. This is a condition where constitutional and legal provisions in democracies, designed to

French Election Fraud?

May 12, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, EuropeComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Peter Koenig delivers us a bold analysis on the recently held French elections. Now that Macron holds the French presidency, Koenig reminds us that the game is not over – with the two rounds of legislative elections coming this June, what

Emmanuel Macron Victory and the Fragility of the European Union

May 10, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, EuropeComments (0)

En Marche Candidate Prevails with Support of World Financial System By Abayomi Azikiwe French politics has captured the eyes of the world for the past months. Now that conclusions have been made, Abayomi Azikiwe tackles what Macron’s victory brings and its

Buying American, Losing America

May 4, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Recently, President Trump signed his “Buy American, Hire American” executive order. Ironically, while the stated goal is to put “America First”, the White House may actually subsidise old industries and undermine innovation.  

The Philippine Peso Squeeze      

April 19, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, Special Feature on Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock In the first quarter, the Philippine peso depreciated against the US dollar. Internationally, this was attributed to President Duterte’s policies. In reality, it has a lot to do with the expected US rate hikes. But there is a reason why