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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 investigation which seems to focus as much on Trump as Russia.   Last Wednesday, Secretary of State

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North Korea: What Options Remain?

June 20, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Walter C. Clemens, Jr. The ever-increasing tension between the United States and North Korea is a concern for the whole world. In this article, Walter Clemens elaborates on the past and hopefully future negotiations between the two nuclear-armed states.

Regime Change in the Trump White House?

June 2, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Dan Steinbock, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                         No US postwar president has managed to reset relations with Russia. Now the Trump administration must cope with a special counsel’s investigation. In the past, US

North Korea’s Concern for Self-Defense

May 26, 2017 • World Politics, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Stephen Lendman As world peace hangs by a thread, Stephen Lendman tackles the realities behind nuclear political drama involving Washington, its allies, and North Korea.   North Korea’s geopolitical policies and America’s are world’s apart.

From State of Exception to Anti-Coup Dictatorship in Erdoğan’s Turkey  

May 17, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Governance & Regulation, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Volga Can Ozben and Richard Westra Volga Can Ozben and Richard Westra maintain Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a poster case for the modern state of exception. This is a condition where constitutional and legal provisions in democracies, designed to

French Election Fraud?

May 12, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, EuropeComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Peter Koenig delivers us a bold analysis on the recently held French elections. Now that Macron holds the French presidency, Koenig reminds us that the game is not over – with the two rounds of legislative elections coming this June, what

Emmanuel Macron Victory and the Fragility of the European Union

May 10, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, EuropeComments (0)

En Marche Candidate Prevails with Support of World Financial System By Abayomi Azikiwe French politics has captured the eyes of the world for the past months. Now that conclusions have been made, Abayomi Azikiwe tackles what Macron’s victory brings and its

Who are the World’s Biggest Military Spenders, Really?

May 10, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Dan SteinbockComments (1)

By Dan Steinbock                             The conventional narrative is that the world is threatened by the assertive China and Russia. The inconvenient narrative is that China is modernising, while US priorities are misguided,

The Trump-Xi Summit Paves the Way to New Realism in US-Chinese Trade

April 12, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, International Relations, Americas, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                  Despite preliminary pessimism, the Trump-Xi Summit showed greater trade pragmatism than initially expected, even though it was overshadowed by a raw display of US military power.   President Donald

Return of Sovereign France

April 9, 2017 • World Politics, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, Dan Steinbock, EuropeComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock In France, President Hollande’s utter failure to foster broad consensus for structural reforms has paved the way for a contested election. While public debate focuses on Emmanuel Macron as the saviour of France, the real story is that