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How Will the New NAFTA Deal Impact Global Economies?

October 23, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

NAFTA, or the North American Free Trade Agreement, is a treaty between the United States of America, Mexico, and Canada. It is considered the world’s largest trade agreement. Between the three of them, the countries have a gross domestic product (GDP) of $40 trillion. The USA alone has a GDP of $19.39 trillion, a figure …

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The Political Personality of Donald Trump

October 5, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Commentary, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Winston Nagan and Samantha Manausa What kind of a personality is Donald Trump? In this article, the authors share their insights on what type of leader Trump is by looking at various perspectives, and whether his traits are compatible with what the

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?  

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

Will Trump’s Trade War Precipitate a Currency War?

August 6, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dr. Jack Rasmus (3rd in a series on Trump Trade policy) Last week, mid-July, Trump threatened $500 billion in tariffs on China imports, escalating his prior threat to impose $200 billion on China. He then threatened hundreds of billion in tariffs on world

Helsinki – Trump and Putin – a Showdown for Summer Doldrums or a Genuine Attempt Towards Peace?

July 20, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Peter Koenig The Helsinki Summit – or the Treason Summit, as some call it – of the 16th of July, has come and gone. It left a smell of burning hot air behind. President Trump, opened the meeting by saying that up to now relations between the United

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

IRAN : Why we really do need globalisation more than ever before

May 26, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen Globalisation has rapidly become the new buzzword driving isolationism and protectionism that has led to European citizens losing out to offshored jobs, reduced personal income, wealth and future prospects. And yet, the same ideology with

The Dark Plight of Immigrants in the Racist Era of Trump

May 20, 2018 • On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Alvaro Huerta This essay argues that President Donald J. Trump represents an existential threat to immigrants in the United States. Trump’s immigration rhetoric and policies consist of racist, xenophobic, enforcement-only and divisive positions. This