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Abe’s Political Restoration Belies Economic and Geostrategic Challenges

December 5, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Craig Mark Despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s political success in Japanese politics, Japan’s economy remains to be stagnant. This article discusses the impact of Abe’s political comeback in restoring Japan’s economic growth and overcoming its geostrategic challenges.   Introduction Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe led his conservative

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Burma/Myanmar – Towards Peace? Elections, Civil War, and Inter-Faith Conflicts

December 5, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Mikael Gravers In August 2015, the government of President U Thein Sein signed a nationwide ceasefire agreement with 8 ethnic armed organisations. However, serious problems remain and continue to be obstacles for genuine peace and democracy as well as for

Japan and the Monetary Policy Magical Mystery Tour

December 1, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Asia - Pacific, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Richard Westra With 1970s galloping inflation threatening to bring down the US economy and with it the US dollar based global trading order, Milton Friedman proved correct in his policy advice that rapidly curtailing the money supply and restricting credit

The New Trade Future in Asia Pacific

November 24, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Columns, Americas, Asia - Pacific, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock During the weekend, the Asian-Pacific nations embraced the dream of free trade. Today, President-elect Trump buried it.   Last weekend, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit made it clear that it would move forward with trade

Rodrigo Duterte’s Rivot Ro Asia Is A Rational Move

November 23, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, China, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Chandran Nair The Pax Americana is outdated and it is time for regional powers to realign.   In the past 30 years, a succession of Southeast Asian leaders was supposed to represent a new direction for regional geopolitics. First there was Malaysia’s

Is there a future for Obama’s pivot to Asia?

November 15, 2016 • Americas, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Sholto Byrnes Since Barack Obama came to office in 2009, a signature policy of his administration has been the “pivot to Asia”. Much time has been spent in the region where the young “Barry” spent formative years (in Indonesia). US ships have

The Strategy for Korea’s Economic Success

October 13, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Hwy-Chang Moon This article offers thought-provoking perspectives on South Korea’s economic development and introduces a new innovative model, through which any actors (especially in developing countries) can gain a competitive advantage. The new model

Duterte and the Multipolar Strategy That Shakes Washington

October 12, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Asia - Pacific, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Federico Pieraccini   On May 30, 2016 Manila’s parliament appointed Rodrigo Roa Duterte as the sixteenth president of the Philippines following his election victory over rival Mar Roxas with over seven million votes. Born in Maasin 71 years ago,

Japan’s Impending Monetary Exhaustion

September 23, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Japan’s monetary gamble and Abenomics are approaching the end of the road. Neither Brussels nor Washington is immune to the adverse consequences of Tokyo’s monetary exhaustion, says Dan Steinbock.   Recently, Japan’s second quarter

Duterte vs Barack Obama In A Remark About Filipino Sovereignty

September 15, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Asia - Pacific, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Tunde Olupitan Latest news on the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, is of his calling USA President Barack Obama a son of a b***h. We can expect that Duterte’s comment against Obama, is only the opening shot in what promises to be a long running