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Berlin – Another False Flag, the Government’s Complicity is Remorseless

January 2, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International RelationsComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Random killing by the western secret services – 12 dead, about 40 injured, is the result of the latest false flag attack in Berlin, when on 19 December, a truck plowed into a Christmas market at Berlin’s Bretscheideplatz, near the lush Kurfuerstendamm. It’s a ‘déjà-vu’ of not even half a year ago, …

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Trump Tariffs Threaten To Undermine World Trade In 2017

January 2, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock As world trade and investment have plateaued, globalization has ground to a halt. The timing could not be worse for the Trump tariffs.   In the recent Central Economic Work Conference, stability became the common denominator for

The Revolution of the Victims of Globalisation and Neo-Nationalism

December 22, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, On US Election 2016, Special Focus on BrexitComments (1)

By Takis Fotopoulos The victory of Brexit and the election of Trump drastically affected the New World Order by explicitly questioning globalisation. The reason in both cases is the strong popular resistance lurking in the background working towards economic

Business As Usual

December 12, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Asia - Pacific, ChinaComments (0)

From the Editors In January 2017 a new president will be sworn in who will continue with President Obama’s South East Asia pivot policy with the objective of confronting China. That a US and NATO war with China is inevitable is evidenced by the over 400 US

The Coming War on China

December 10, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, ChinaComments (0)

By John Pilger   When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat waiting for a bank to open. At a

Abe’s Political Restoration Belies Economic and Geostrategic Challenges

December 5, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Craig Mark Despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s political success in Japanese politics, Japan’s economy remains to be stagnant. This article discusses the impact of Abe’s political comeback in restoring Japan’s economic growth and overcoming its

Burma/Myanmar – Towards Peace? Elections, Civil War, and Inter-Faith Conflicts

December 5, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Mikael Gravers In August 2015, the government of President U Thein Sein signed a nationwide ceasefire agreement with 8 ethnic armed organisations. However, serious problems remain and continue to be obstacles for genuine peace and democracy as well as for

Leadership Crisis in Korea

November 14, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Sunnie Giles At the heart of the Koreans’ rage in President Park Geun-hye’s scandal is a sense of betrayal. Park must facilitate a sense of belonging and connection among Koreans as one people. Then, and only then, will the maximum potential of

Behind The 3rd US Presidential Debate – What’s Coming in 2017

October 26, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Jack Rasmus What the 3rd US presidential debate reveals beneath the surface is in 2017 and beyond what’s in store is more military adventures, more limits on civil liberties, a growing loss of legitimacy by the US political elite and their parties in

Duterte and the Multipolar Strategy That Shakes Washington

October 12, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Asia - Pacific, Special Feature on Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Federico Pieraccini   On May 30, 2016 Manila’s parliament appointed Rodrigo Roa Duterte as the sixteenth president of the Philippines following his election victory over rival Mar Roxas with over seven million votes. Born in Maasin 71 years ago,