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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 a fully independent anti-graft campaign can succeed.   You might also like: Europe on the

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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

The Great Dollar Debacle

October 30, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, Americas, Commentary, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The share of U.S. dollar in international payments is disproportionate relative to America’s eroding global position and depends on international goodwill that Washington is shunning. U.S. dollar is changing from a safe haven to a safe

Platform Strategy and Uber’s Exit from China

October 6, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By John Colley This article assesses the necessary conditions for effective platform strategy by considering the evolution of the ride hailing industry and Uber’s late entry to China. Conclusions include the consequences of being slow in markets dominated

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,

Hindu Nationalism and the Consolidation of Hate Politics in India

October 1, 2018 • Commentary, IndiaComments (0)

By Kalim Siddiqui When we look back, since the demolition of the Babri Masjid a quarter of century ago, it seems a well-planned and well-thought act, as it paved the way for the dramatic rise to power of Hindu nationalists. It raises a question: is there

The Hallyu Lens: The Success of Korean Pop (K-Pop) Music as an International Business Strategy

October 1, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

This article focusses on the success of the K-Pop industry, with a background on the industry itself, and how it can become a business strategy that international businesses can use. BTS, EXO, TWICE and Seventeen are some of the biggest names in Korean Pop

The Four Steel Men Behind Trump’s Trade War

September 12, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Commentary, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock In just a few months, the Trump administration has undermined more than seven decades of U.S. free trade legacies. Who are the policymakers behind this reversal? What is their agenda? And why is steel their common denominator?