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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 Trump says he developed a “friendship” with President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago. However, US missile

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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

Pentagon Wars and US Hegemony at the Root of Instability and Dislocation

March 25, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International RelationsComments (0)

By Abayomi Azikiwe Pentagon wars and capitalist exploitation at the root of instability and dislocation. Members of the United States government spoke in Germany at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) held from February 17-19 in an effort to assuage growing

Le Pen-ization of France Europe’s Changing Landscape

March 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 the most contested election in decades. While public debate focuses on the 2nd round winner, the

Trump – The Enigma

March 9, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Peter Koenig In this article, Peter Koenig discusses a few of the bountiful contradictions and controversies of the new Trump Administration. The Donald, less than 50 days in office, deserves the benefit of the doubt, as anybody would who dares oppose and

United You Don’t Stand

February 20, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

From the Editors The latest news about Israel is again about some on-going land grab. This is not new news. This has been going on for over 70 years. And in and of itself historically Israel is not unique in conducting this type of land grab for those it

Donald Trump and Steve Bannon’s Russia Policy Explained: Bend or Break, Expect Change

February 16, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Jeffrey Sommers For Russians, Mr. Trump presents at least the chance of a new course in US/Russian relations. Putin hopes to see the US stop its liberal interventionist policies – a position in accord with Mr. Bannon’s. A return to chilled relations

Stronger Ethics for Better Leadership Using Confucianism and Systems Theory

February 14, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Dr. Sunnie Giles The lack of high ethical standards in Korea as noted in its current presidential corruption scandal destabilises its political system, produces suboptimal organisational performance, and results in high economic and human costs. Part of

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

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