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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?   Recently, the Trump administration hammered a revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by

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How US Trade War Is Spreading from Goods to Services

August 24, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dr. Dan Steinbock Trump tariff wars are entering a new, far more dangerous phase. As the White House is expanding its tariff wars, collateral damage is about to spread from goods to services – much of it in the U.S.   After months of trade threats,

Trading the Global Future

August 21, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump Administration, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (1)

By Dr. Dan Steinbock PART I: Bad Timing (This is the first of a three-part series.)  In this commentary, Dr Dan Steinbock argues that Trump’s tariff wars take place in a very bad time, are based on bad policies and will have bad consequences. This is

How International Observers Undervalue the Chinese Bond Market

July 15, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock     Criticism is typical of vibrant international media. Yet, prejudiced biases in financial matters have the potential to harm investors worldwide. The Chinese bond market is a case in point.   Not only is China’s bond market

Trump’s Tariffs Undermining America’s Economic Future

June 25, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock As President Trump is again suspending the opportunity for trade compromise, new US tariffs are not only alienating US allies and partners but undermining America’s own future prospects.   On Monday, US President Donald Trump

How TIME’s Bremmer Got Duterte Wrong

May 28, 2018 • Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (1)

By Dan Steinbock Today, global dominant media is often exploited as a tool of coercive diplomacy. The recent Time commentary on the Philippines president is a case in point. The real story is behind the story.   In early May, Time magazine released the

The Economic Moral Hazards of the International Criminal Court – and the Philippines Withdrawal

March 22, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Columns, International Law, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (2)

By Dan Steinbock                                                  As the Philippines is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, ICC is blaming the Duterte government. In reality, the withdrawal is

Ensuring Olympic Success – After the Games

February 26, 2018 • Columns, Asia - Pacific, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dr. Dan Steinbock As Olympic torch is moving toward emerging economies, it is time to come up with innovative solutions and appropriate cost controls to finance the games. In this commentary, Dr Steinbock assesses the rising economic costs and cost

The Philippine Dream Could Be Within the Reach

February 13, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Columns, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock   If the government’s focus remains on inclusive economic development, the Philippines could become a bright spot in the global landscape. Today, there is a huge gap between the Philippines as it is portrayed by many international

The Way to the New Cold War

January 8, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Despite continued nuclear threats, all US postwar presidents have failed to reset relations with Russia. Why?   The “New Cold War” between the US and Russia began a decade ago. The elevated tensions in the Korean Peninsula are only a