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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 resources tends to backfire. The whims of autocrats throttle not only cultural development but also …

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The Costs of Mass Deportations

September 27, 2017 • Editor’s Choice, In-depth, AmericasComments (0)

By Mark Humphery-Jenner The Trump administration has committed to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. However, such wide-reaching deportations are costly. Deportations carry significant direct costs. Wholescale deportations undermine the US labour

Can Sustainable Peace and Co-operation Be Achieved in the South China Sea Region?

September 25, 2017 • Asia - Pacific, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Li Jianwei and Ramses Amer Since mid-2016, positive improvements have been made in the South China Sea region. However, more efforts are needed to sustain such peaceful and co-operative trend. 2016 was a dramatic year in the development of the South China

It’s Time for UK Businesses to Sell Big, Sell Global and Stay Relevant

September 24, 2017 • EuropeComments (0)

By Ben Laker and Claire Edmunds Selling is becoming harder than ever write Ben Laker and Claire Edmunds, CEO & Founder of Clarify, a specialist business development firm operating globally. In this article, the authors elaborate on three key messages that

Trump’s Fall                      

September 22, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Columns, Americas, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                         As violent demonstrations linger domestically and nuclear risks loom abroad, the White House has flamed new domestic divisions, while paving the way for

Reading Keynes Correctly for Economic Success

September 20, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, AmericasComments (0)

By Milton Ezrati Obama’s economy faltered because he destroyed what the great economist John Maynard Keynes called “animal spirits” and that he identified as essential to sustain any expansion. Trump, though hardly a reader of Keynes, has nonetheless

Why Are Americans Renouncing Citizenship?

September 20, 2017 • Americas, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Robert W. Wood Every three months, the US Treasury Department publishes a list of people who have renounced their US citizenship. Trump or no-Trump, the list of Americans giving up US citizenship keeps growing.   Every three months, the US Treasury

US-China History and Where We Are Today

September 18, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Americas, ChinaComments (0)

By Ann Lee The direction of US-China relations under the Trump Administration has been a popular topic of speculation. While forecasts are by definition a risky business, Ann Lee attempts to read the tea leaves by examining the historical relationship between

The Great Shift of Global Economic Power

September 7, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Columns, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                 BRIC economies continue to grow. In the late 2020s, the size of China’s economy will surpass that of the US. By the early 2030s, the BRICs’ combined economic power will surpass that of major advanced

China and Russia – Towards an Economy of Peace?

September 5, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, ChinaComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Why is Peace not breaking out, when the vast majority of the world’s populace does not want war? Peter Koenig sheds light on how a China and Russia led economy can be the world’s key to an economy of peace. The future is in the East, and