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The United States of America – the Real Reason Why They Are Never Winning Their Wars

November 14, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, Commentary, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Peter Koenig This essay is inspired by Professor James Petras’ article, describing that the US never wins wars despite trillions of investments in her war budget and obvious military superiority    Professor Petras is of course right, the United States is currently engaged in seven bloody wars around the globe (Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan,

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Ethiopia – A Case Study in Take-Over by Western Interests

September 26, 2018 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, World DevelopmentComments (1)

By Peter Koenig Ethiopia is a landlocked country, bordering on Somalia which is dominating the Horn of Africa. Due to several border conflicts during the past decades with Somalia, many of them supportive of Ethiopia by the US military, the border between

The Return of the Feudal World?

July 26, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Hulsman and Boris Liedtke In today’s post-industrial economy, it is evident that world politics is under radical restructuring. More precisely, as the authors argue, the model of nation-state has come under attack from below – in the form of a

Race and Caste: Worlds Apart But Closer Than You Think

July 26, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, India, World DevelopmentComments (2)

By Rajesh Sampath Combining historical knowledge and awareness of the present situation in America and India, one can deduce that racial and caste-based discrimination are by and large deeply entrenched in their culture and systems. The big question then is

Financial Inclusion in India: Social Enterprises as the Unlikely Heroes

July 24, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, India, Responsible Finance, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By D. Anisha Adhikari and Siddhant Mishra Financial inclusion in India has been the area of focus for the government and social enterprises for some time now. While the tribal populace, especially women, stay largely excluded from access to financial

The Gig Economy, Gigzombies, and Immigrants

May 28, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, In-depth, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Anthony A. Gabb The author tracks key economic forces that have resulted in technological innovations which have given birth to the gig economy that is threatening job security, the gigzombie who is the alienated worker in the gig economy, and misguided

Earn Billions in North Korea: Here’s How

March 27, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Asia - Pacific, Top Investment Destinations, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Shepherd Iverson This is not a parody for THE ONION, but a pragmatic proposal to reunify Korea with your money, in exchange for resource ownership, construction contracts, licensing agreements and temporary business sector and market monopolies in northern

The Duel Between Big Tech and Big Government

January 19, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Digital Transformation, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen Just five years ago you had no notion that “big data” would overtake oil as the number one traded commodity in the world, never heard of Bitcoin, that social media would play a significant role in reshaping global politics, that

Current Economic Development is Unsustainable. How Can We Reverse this Trend?

January 18, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (6)

By Jacques Prescott In 1987, with the publication of the Brundtland report, the world was confronted once again with the dire reality of a collapsing environment and the concept of sustainable development emerged as a solution. Thirty years later, despite

Exaggerated Alarm and Destructive Excursions: Anti-Proliferation Policy and The Case of North Korea

November 28, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, World DevelopmentComments (1)

By John Mueller The consequences of nuclear proliferation have been substantially benign: those who have acquired the weapons have “used” them simply to stoke their egos or to deter real or imagined threats. However, alarmed anti-proliferation efforts