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The Iran Dilemma – The Tyrant Has Spoken

October 19, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Peter Koenig   The tyrant, of course, is Donald Trump. He launched tirade after tirade, and keeps launching them, insult after insult, lies after lies after miserable lies at the Government of Iran – about Iran not fulfilling the conditions of the Nuclear Deal. The typical mass indoctrination of the western world through the …

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Who Will Be the Next Fed Chief – And Why It Matters

October 16, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Columns, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Janet Yellen’s term is ending at the Federal Reserve. With new appointments, President Trump can indirectly shape US monetary policy for years to come – for better or worse.    Serving as the “epitome of calm”, Fed chief Ben

How To Fight Corruption in the Philippines

October 9, 2017 • Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

Interview with Dr. Dan Steinbock Despite opposition, President Duterte’s Anti-Corruption Commission is vital in light of Philippine history and international experience. To be effective, the anti-corruption agency must be independent.   On October

The Trump-Goldman Sachs Tax Cut for the Rich

October 9, 2017 • Americas, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus It seems that one of the agenda of the Trump administration is to make sure that the rich keeps getting richer, the poor stays where they are, while the middle class joins the latter. This is what the Trump-Goldman Sachs Tax Cut will ensure

Oscillating Nationalism in an Era of Trump and Putin

September 25, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International RelationsComments (0)

By Glen Duerr At odds with each other for half a century, American and Russian nationalist animosity thawed with the end of the Cold War. Oscillating between baited friendship and menacing animosity, successive US presidents have tried different tactics with

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

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

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

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

Is Inequality a Clear Infringement of the Human Right to Health?

August 29, 2017 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Healthcare Reform, Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Claudio Schuftan Inequality in health is a morally significant fact in itself. Yet the current status of health inequality trends among and within countries shows that health inequalities are increasing. The long-term solutions to this worrisome situation