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Life After Trump

January 19, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Editor’s Choice, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Boris Kagarlitsky Trump’s election is not just a separate random episode of current politics. It is also not an indicator of American exceptionalism. It rather suggests that similar processes are under way in the US and in Western Europe. And is it just the West that is affected?   The vote of the United …

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Demonetisation: A Few Disturbing Questions

January 18, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, IndiaComments (0)

By Pratip Kumar Datta and Saumya Chakrabarti In this article, the authors discuss the recent demonitisation policy introduced by the Indian government in November 2016, and what it means for the Indian economoy now, and in the future.   Demonetisation

Trump’s Great Game: Playing Russia Against China

January 17, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Trump has pledged to reset the White House policies on “America First” basis. In Asia, it may mean an effort to balance with Russia against China and the reverse of US China approach in the 1970s.   After inauguration, Donald Trump

Why America’s Democrats Lost in 2016 and How They Can Recover

January 17, 2017 • Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Allan J. Lichtman In this article the author argues that Obama’s failure to build a strong Democratic Party during his Presidency, and a lack of a coherent theme during Hillary’s campaign were among the reasons that contributed to the Democrats losing.

The Audacity of Obama’s Farewell Address

January 13, 2017 • Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Jack Rasmus   President Barack Obama’s farewell address to the nation last night was a strange and disappointing attempt that failed to replicate the hope, energy, and optimism of his first 2008 address to the nation. Instead of celebrating the

An Unsettling New Normal for India-Pakistan Relations

January 12, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, Global Giants, IndiaComments (0)

By Michael Kugelman and Vandana Seth In the coming months, all-out war between the two nuclear-armed rivals is unlikely. However, prolonged tensions are ensured while limited conflict is highly possible, if not inevitable. Even cultural safe spaces for

Colombia – Inviting NATO to Fight “Organized Crime” – A Menace for Latin America

January 11, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, AmericasComments (0)

By Peter Koenig  NATO in Colombia would be like a training ground for guerilla warfare, something the transatlantic forces are not used to – but will have to become familiar with in order to fulfill Washington’s plan to gradually proliferate throughout

Philippines 2017 or the Year of Living Dangerously 

January 4, 2017 • Americas, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, Special Feature on Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (7)

By Dan Steinbock          As President Duterte is rebalancing the Philippines’ economic and strategic policies, Washington is preparing plans for regime change. What the country needs is economic development, says Dan Steinbock – not Cold War.

The Great Divide

January 2, 2017 • Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By William Hawes I am pain. I am grief. I’m the things you fear I’m the lie whispered in your ear I’m the great Leviathan. I’m dominance and greed You imagined me, so I was conceived. -Meshuggah, “I Am Colossus”   Now that the election is

Trump Tariffs Threaten To Undermine World Trade In 2017

January 2, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock As world trade and investment have plateaued, globalization has ground to a halt. The timing could not be worse for the Trump tariffs.   In the recent Central Economic Work Conference, stability became the common denominator for