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Obama-Duterte Blow Up: What the Corporate Media Doesn’t Get

September 14, 2016 • Americas, Asia - Pacific, Editor’s Choice, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Wayne Madsen The western corporate media generalised the Duterte-Obama feud as one between a statesmanlike US president and a Filipino Donald Trump. For Obama to lecture Duterte on human rights was the ultimate in hubris. Duterte is a fiery pragmatist who is on guard against Obama and the neoconservative war hawks.   The explanation …

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TTIP: The Suicide of Nations

September 12, 2016 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (2)

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts The TransAtlantic and TransPacific Trade and Investment Partnerships (TTIP and TTP) are trade agreements between the US and the EU conducted behind closed doors, shrouded in mystery. In this article, the author discusses what this


How the Brexit Referendum was Trumped: Personality, Protest and Patriotism

July 20, 2016 • Americas, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Special Focus on Brexit, Unprotected Post, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Glyn Atwal and Douglas Bryson  In this article, the authors contend the electioneering style of what they label “Trumpism” was distinctly manifested and a vital factor for the unanticipated success of the recent Brexit campaign. You might also like:


Active Investing? That’s So Twentieth Century

June 6, 2016 • Banking Innovation, Editor’s Choice, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Personal Finance, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Edward Morris The movement to passive investing has been unrelenting. Investors may harbour doubts that the markets are perfectly efficient, but they increasingly act as though they are, and index funds have become their investment of choice. The twentieth


Rejuvenating the European Economy: The Role of Islamic Finance

May 26, 2016 • Banking Innovation, Editor’s Choice, Europe, FINANCE & BANKING, Governance & Regulation, Responsible Finance, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Sohail Jaffer Commenting on the sharp decline in European banks’ share prices in the early weeks of 2016, which it described as a “concern”, the IMF advised that “a robust banking sector is required to support investment and economic recovery.”


Duterte’s Pragmatic Agenda for the Philippines

May 20, 2016 • Asia - Pacific, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Dan Steinbock, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Unprotected Post, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock While the Aquino reforms ignited great progress in the Philippines, the new president will favor inclusive growth and greater pragmatism in foreign policies that will shape Southeast Asia’s future. You might also like: Rio 2016 and the


We Will Not Stop Talking about Racism

March 25, 2016 • Americas, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Climate Change & Society, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, EMERGING TRENDS, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Lawrence Ware and Rebecca Martinez Many white people want to stop talking about racism. Consciousness implies action, and that kind of talking about race, ethnicity, and racism produces thinkers who challenge the status quo. White people think that this


A Disunited United States: What the 2016 Election Says About America

February 4, 2016 • Americas, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, On US Election 2016, Unprotected Post, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Leonard Steinhorn The 2016 election may be focused on the rise of Donald Trump, but the Trump candidacy is possible only because America is a nation deeply divided culturally and politically. On issues, values and even the meaning of the American Dream,


The Strategic Significance of Central Asia

February 4, 2016 • Asia - Pacific, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, SPECIAL FEATURES, Unprotected Post, World PoliticsComments (1)

By David Denoon The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to the creation of five newly independent states in Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Each of these states had been conquered by Imperial Russia and,


The Dirty War on Syria: No Popular Uprising

February 4, 2016 • Americas, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, International Relations, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World PoliticsComments (5)

By Tim Anderson The world has been deceived over the conflict in Syria. It was always a ‘regime change’ dirty war and never a popular uprising. The root of the deception was a cabal of western governments, media and NGOs on a war footing and using