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The Changing Nature of Country Risk in the Age of Globalisation and Donald Trump

November 23, 2017 • World Politics, Global Capital Markets, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Michel-Henry Bouchet In today’s global economy, the concept of Country Risk has been evolving. In this article, the author elaborates on the changing nature of country risk, recent events to be considered, and how socio-political stability is a must for market-based capitalism to achieve sustainability.   1. A Changing and Multi-faceted Concept.

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Trump’s Asia Tour: From Old Conflicts to New Prospects

November 16, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                       Trump’s gruelling 12-day Asia tour was a quest for mega deals. US policies in Asia are shifting. The stress on competitive strategic visions is being redefined by historic bilateral

Iran – President Putin in Tehran – Emissary of Peace and Promoter of Resistance Economy

November 9, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Peter Koenig President Putin arrived in Tehran on 1 November for talks with the Ayatollah Khamenei. First, to cement the Nuclear Agreement of 2015 (Vienna), as far as Russia is concerned, thereby sidelining Trump’s attempt at reneging on the agreement.

Will Catalonia’s Fate Reverberate Through The European Union?

November 8, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, EuropeComments (0)

By Georgia Monaghan and Amy Maguire Catalonia is claiming self-determination in the form of independence from Spain. This assertion of independence has implications for the integrity of the Spanish state. Unsurprisingly, Spain’s response has been resistant

China’s New Leadership: 2017-2022 Leaders, Grand Strategy and Policies

October 26, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Editor’s Choice, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock After the 19th Congress, Xi’s China is preparing for a new roadmap domestically and internationally. This is Dr. Dan Steinbock’s in-depth analysis of China’s critical changes that will shape the world economy until 2022 – and beyond.

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

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

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 (1)

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 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