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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 point to a coup against EU’s life-protective law and regulation.   The self-maximising growth

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The Lessons of Terrorism in Mindanao

August 8, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Columns, Dan Steinbock, Special Feature on Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The Ramawi terror did not come out of the blue. It is a result of decades of economic polarisation, political exclusion, neglect of terrorism by the Aquino administration, and ISIL’s collapse in Syria and Iraq. If the stabilisation fails

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 (0)

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, Special Feature 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

The Crisis of Trust in Democracy and Globalisation

July 26, 2017 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen Crimes of the rich and powerful elite have led to a global crisis of trust. In this article, the author elaborates on how societies have now lost their confidence and faith to established authorities and governments. But in a globalised

G20 – Is the West Governed by Psychopaths?

July 11, 2017 • World Politics, International RelationsComments (0)

By Peter Koenig In this article, the author elaborates on the contentious first agenda of the recently held G20 summit at Hamburg, Germany. In a world where the Masters fom the West have created, funded, and armed these “terrorist” groups, how could they

Wikipedia as Illustration of the Truth-Seeking Rationale for Freedom of Expression

July 10, 2017 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Digital Transformation, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Mark Cenite Empirical evidence for the truth-seeking rationale for freedom of expression – the assertion that truth prevails in a free marketplace of ideas – is difficult to interpret. Analysis of how Wikipedia functions, and the accuracy of its

Patient Capital in the Context of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

July 10, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Frontier Markets, International Relations, ChinaComments (0)

By Justin Yifu Lin and Yan Wang As the world is carefully watching China’s Belt and Road Initiative, many new opportunities continue to spring from the country’s endeavour. In this article, the authors elaborate on New Structural Economics and “going

US-China Ties in the Shadow of the Mueller Investigation

June 26, 2017 • Columns, World Politics, Americas, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                         In the foreseeable future, the Trump administration will be constrained by the special counsel’s Russia investigation. How will it impact the White House’s

The Trump White House Under Siege

June 22, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Americas, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                           Washington is planning to extend sanctions against Russia, once again. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is getting ready to cope with a special counsel’s