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The United States of America – the Real Reason Why They Are Never Winning Their Wars

November 14, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, Commentary, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Peter Koenig This essay is inspired by Professor James Petras’ article, describing that the US never wins wars despite trillions of investments in her war budget and obvious military superiority    Professor Petras is of course right, the United States is currently engaged in seven bloody wars around the globe (Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan,

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The Economic Costs of Corruption in Philippines

November 12, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Columns, Commentary, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                 The recent $200 million customs debacle may be just a tip of the iceberg. Due to illicit financial flows, Philippines has lost almost $10 billion annually. Tax evasion may be as costly. In this status quo, only

Election 2018 & the Unraveling of America

November 8, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dr. Jack Rasmus As Americans went to the polls yesterday, November 6, 2018, no doubt some were thinking of the hordes of immigrants we’re told are invading the US southern border.  Or they were remembering the pipe bombs, the killings in Pittsburg, or

Brazil – Bolsonaro Towards a Military Dictatorship – Worse than 80 Years Ago

October 31, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, CommentaryComments (0)

By Peter Koenig One week before the second round of voting in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, the extreme right-wing candidate from the Social Liberal Party (PSL), against Fernando Haddad from the Worker’s Party (PT), Lula’s Party, for Brazil’s Presidential

Khashoggi versus 50,000 Slaughtered Yemeni Children

October 31, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, CommentaryComments (0)

By Peter Koenig The European Parliament has asked last October 25 for an immediate embargo on the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia, hence sanctioning the Kingdom of rogue Saudi Arabia which is joining the United States and Israel as the main purveyor of crime

How Will the New NAFTA Deal Impact Global Economies?

October 23, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

NAFTA, or the North American Free Trade Agreement, is a treaty between the United States of America, Mexico, and Canada. It is considered the world’s largest trade agreement. Between the three of them, the countries have a gross domestic product (GDP)

Islamic Economics in Presidential Election 2019: Synthesis of Tension in Political Islam in Indonesia

October 13, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Ahmad Dahlan The issue of political Islam and the state in Indonesia apparently continues to roll ahead of the 2019 presidential election as President Joko Widodo from the Indonesian Democratic Struggle Party (PDIP) took Professor Ma’ruf Amin as a vice

The Political Personality of Donald Trump

October 5, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Commentary, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Winston Nagan and Samantha Manausa What kind of a personality is Donald Trump? In this article, the authors share their insights on what type of leader Trump is by looking at various perspectives, and whether his traits are compatible with what the

The Demise of Global Britain

October 5, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, Europe, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen The almost universal collapse of British foreign policy could not have been timed any more accurately than right now – a time of real and perceived deepening uncertainties around the world. Graham Vanbergen argues that Without Brexit,

How to keep the Philippine economic future on track

October 3, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock               The Philippines is on the right path, if the government can continue to balance between strong growth amid international uncertainty, while pushing reforms that raise living standards. Inflation and foreign