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Helsinki – Trump and Putin – a Showdown for Summer Doldrums or a Genuine Attempt Towards Peace?

July 20, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Peter Koenig The Helsinki Summit – or the Treason Summit, as some call it – of the 16th of July, has come and gone. It left a smell of burning hot air behind. President Trump, opened the meeting by saying that up to now relations between the United States and Russia were bad, and confessing …

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The European Divorce: How will Brexit Affect People on Both Sides?

July 4, 2018 • Personal Finance, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

The Brexit is one of the most highly contested political events of our time. It is fraught with difficulty, confusion, and uncertainty. When Britons voted to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016, talking heads and political pundits were convinced that

Dr Steinbock Update: Mexico’s Historical Election and Obrador’s Triumph

July 3, 2018 • World Politics, AmericasComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                                                         For decades, the specter of Andrés Manuel López Obrador has haunted Mexico’s ruling elites. After July 1, …

Trump’s Tariffs Undermining America’s Economic Future

June 25, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock As President Trump is again suspending the opportunity for trade compromise, new US tariffs are not only alienating US allies and partners but undermining America’s own future prospects.   On Monday, US President Donald Trump

The Gig Economy, Gigzombies, and Immigrants

May 28, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, In-depth, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Anthony A. Gabb The author tracks key economic forces that have resulted in technological innovations which have given birth to the gig economy that is threatening job security, the gigzombie who is the alienated worker in the gig economy, and misguided

How TIME’s Bremmer Got Duterte Wrong

May 28, 2018 • Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (1)

By Dan Steinbock Today, global dominant media is often exploited as a tool of coercive diplomacy. The recent Time commentary on the Philippines president is a case in point. The real story is behind the story.   In early May, Time magazine released the

IRAN : Why we really do need globalisation more than ever before

May 26, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen Globalisation has rapidly become the new buzzword driving isolationism and protectionism that has led to European citizens losing out to offshored jobs, reduced personal income, wealth and future prospects. And yet, the same ideology with

The Dark Plight of Immigrants in the Racist Era of Trump

May 20, 2018 • On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Alvaro Huerta This essay argues that President Donald J. Trump represents an existential threat to immigrants in the United States. Trump’s immigration rhetoric and policies consist of racist, xenophobic, enforcement-only and divisive positions. This

Trump’s Phony Trade War (1st of a 3-Part Series)

May 14, 2018 • On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dr. Jack Rasmus “What’s going on with Trump’s trade offensive? There’s a dual track policy underway: One a phony trade war with US allies; the other a potential (but not yet) trade war with China, that may also in the end prove less than a bonafide

The Koreas Unified and at Peace? – How about Syria, Iran and Venezuela?

May 9, 2018 • World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Peace – in the Koreas, is what the world expects; and Peace in the world is what humanity expects, the vast majority – 99.9% of the world population wants peace, but it’s the 0.1% that commands war and destruction, since war and