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Trade is Slowing Down: What Does This Imply for Globalisation and Public Policy?

April 9, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Editor’s ChoiceComments (0)

By Danny Leipziger The phenomenon of slower world trade growth coincides with new protectionist sentiment and challenges to the view that globalisation is welfare-enhancing, fair, and consistent with national economic objectives. Public policy will need to adjust to these changes in the global economy and in the global dialogue.   As is widely reported by

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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

What Does the New US Administration Mean for Business?

March 28, 2017 • Editor’s Choice, Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By William Hobbs, Head of Investment Strategy, UK and Europe, Barclays How much of this new US administration’s often fluid and sometimes contradictory agenda should we assume makes it through to policy? How powerful is the POTUS? We look at some of the

Tourism and the Modern World

March 28, 2017 • CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Eric G. E. Zuelow Tourism is among the largest industries in the world and many people assume that humans engaged in leisure travel from earliest times. In reality, tourism emerged much more recently. It developed as a product of modernisation but also

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

Life After Trump

January 19, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Editor’s Choice, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Boris Kagarlitsky Trump’s election is not just a separate random episode of current politics. It is also not an indicator of American exceptionalism. It rather suggests that similar processes are under way in the US and in Western Europe. And is it just

The Rise and Crash of Hillary Clinton

December 7, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, On US Election 2016Comments (2)

By Tunde Olupitan Hillary’s journey has been fuelled by a blind ambition for power. And while efforts were made by her propaganda machine to imbue her campaign with some passion, some humanity, women’s issues, black lives matter, Hillary Clinton herself

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

September 14, 2016 • World Politics, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, Special Feature on Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (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

TTIP: The Suicide of Nations

September 12, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Editor’s ChoiceComments (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 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Special Focus on Brexit, Unprotected PostComments (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: