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Rich but Poor Africa: Can Agriculture Help Tackle Its Looming Food Crisis?

August 29, 2017 • Middle East & Africa, World DevelopmentComments (1)

By Hamlet Hlomendlini As populations rise, food demand goes up and not everybody might be ready. In this article, economist Hamlet Hlomendlini sheds lights on the economic and political realities faced by Africa and how the region could approach the looming food crisis.   Global food demand is expected to increase substantially by 2050, owing …

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Barcelona – The Hypocrisy of Sorrow

August 21, 2017 • EuropeComments (0)

By Peter Koenig The forces of terror are real, but who they really are is a different topic. In this article, Peter Koenig elaborates on the recent attack on Barcelona, the whats and whys of the event, and how it all connects to the global terrors we are all

From the Trans-Atlantic Axis and the Trans-Asian Axis          

August 16, 2017 • Columns, Asia - Pacific, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock     The ASEAN faces old and new challenges, and a huge long-term opportunity. The next three decades could witness the shift of global economic momentum from the Trans-Atlantic axis to the Trans-Asian axis.   Recently, the

Is Brexit a Neo-Liberal Coup Against 45 Years of Life-Protective Law and Regulation?

August 14, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Europe, Special Focus on Brexit, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By John McMurtry The European Union’s rule of life-protective law is never really seen on media’s coverages and public discussions. In this article, Dr. McMurtry shares an in-depth analysis on Brexit, contentious elements revolving it, and how all these

Venezuela – The National Constituent Assembly is in Place – But the Fight for Sovereignty Isn’t Over

August 8, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, AmericasComments (1)

By Peter Koenig Venezuela is set to have a National Constituent Assembly, but the struggle to regain its sovereignty is still facing powerful foes. In this article, Peter Koenig explores Valenzuela’s past and current political realities and its connections

The Myths and Realities of Duterte’s Infrastructure Initiative

August 2, 2017 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Columns, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock A huge upgrade of infrastructure is vital for Philippines economic future. That’s why it is contested by entrenched interests, including foreign powers. This is the first in a series of occasional commentaries about the Philippines

Germany – is Madame Merkel up for a Ruse?

August 1, 2017 • EuropeComments (0)

By Peter Koenig It’s not surprising that the US Congress has new sanctions against Russia, but what’s interesting is Madame Merkel’s objection on the sanctions. In this article, Peter Koenig elaborates on how the German Chancellor seems to be up for a

Why Jobs Growth No Longer Induces Wage Growth in America

July 20, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Columns, Americas, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

Or The Eclipse of the Phillips Curve in America By Dan Steinbock While the Fed’s continued tightening may suppress growth in emerging economies, US labor market may not be as strong as recent reports suggest.   US experienced strong job growth in June,

China’s Position on Climate Change – Truly Sustainable?

July 12, 2017 • China, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Kerry Brown and Benjamin Barratt Back in 2009, the world would not have thought that China will be taking a leadership role in humanity’s struggle against climate change. Today, Kerry Brown and Benjamin Barratt discuss how China’s position has

Singapore: Designing the Future in the Midst of Uncertainty

July 11, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Lester Gunnion The Singapore government has a vision of transitioning to higher-value-added industries, and thus boosting productivity, by focussing on skill development, innovation, and global integration. However, this process is likely to face both