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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 officials during his ongoing visit to China. Canada and China began to talk about …

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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 (0)

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 - 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)

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

Getting to Yes with China and North Korea

November 20, 2017 • Asia - Pacific, ChinaComments (0)

By Walter Clemens, Jr. We are all for world peace and economic stability. But who holds the key? In this article, the author shares his expert insights on how the United States could come to terms with China and North Korea. In the end, rewards, and not

Indonesia Islamic Economic Project: A Disruptive Initiative for a more Just, Inclusive, and Impactful Finance

November 20, 2017 • Asia - Pacific, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Banjaran Surya Indrastomo Indonesia Islamic economic project was initiated in the periphery and has been expanding significantly in different spectrums generating both authentic and Islamic version of financial institutions. With the recent move by the

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

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