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United You Don’t Stand

February 20, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

From the Editors The latest news about Israel is again about some on-going land grab. This is not new news. This has been going on for over 70 years. And in and of itself historically Israel is not unique in conducting this type of land grab for those it regards as its own people, and …

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Donald Trump and Steve Bannon’s Russia Policy Explained: Bend or Break, Expect Change

February 16, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Jeffrey Sommers For Russians, Mr. Trump presents at least the chance of a new course in US/Russian relations. Putin hopes to see the US stop its liberal interventionist policies – a position in accord with Mr. Bannon’s. A return to chilled relations

Where Next for Syria?

February 16, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By James Denselow The conflict in Syria has been going on for almost six years and despite events in Aleppo would appear to have the potential to go on for even longer. This piece examines the state of play in the country and examines the current trends

Stronger Ethics for Better Leadership Using Confucianism and Systems Theory

February 14, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Dr. Sunnie Giles The lack of high ethical standards in Korea as noted in its current presidential corruption scandal destabilises its political system, produces suboptimal organisational performance, and results in high economic and human costs. Part of

TRUMPIN’ AND THUMPIN’ BACK TO THE 1930s

February 10, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Dan Steinbock, On US Election 2016, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock With the Trump White House, America and a global economy will enter a highly divisive period – as evidenced by the debate about his economic, trade and infrastructure plans.   As long as Republicans sustain some unity in and between the

Is Trump’s True Agenda Starting to Show Shades of Brown? – The Million Dollar Question

February 10, 2017 • Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Peter Koenig What is really on President Trump’s agenda, what is trustworthy, and what is sheer farce and eventually killed by its own weight of controversy? The million-dollar question on where President Trump is headed is still a door to a dark room.

The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us

February 9, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By John Pilger On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation.  “In order for us to heal and move forward …,” say Writers Resist, “we wish to bypass direct political discourse, in

Managing Human and Intellectual Capital for Sustaining African Organisations

February 1, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Middle East & Africa, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Hamid H. Kazeroony, Yvonne du Plessis, Bill Buenar Puplampu In this article, the authors examine the needs of African organisations for human and intellectual capital and suggest how they should work with governments and the educational system to acquire,

The Philippines “BRIC” Plan: From Regime Change Ploys to Accelerated Economic Development

January 30, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, Special Feature on Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock While the Obama White House prepared plans for regime change in the Philippines, President Trump is working on an assertive strategy in Asia. Meanwhile, President Duterte is accelerating the country’s economic growth – dramatically.  

Trumping World Trade

January 24, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Dan Steinbock After the inauguration, President Trump has begun to reset the White House trade policies. But the consequences of “America First” stance in world trade are wrought with threats.   Recently, President Xi Jinping gave a strong speech