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Latin America’s Challenge: More and Better Saving for Development

October 7, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Eduardo Cavallo and Tomás Serebrisky The Latin American and Caribbean region is trapped in a vicious cycle of low savings and poor use of these savings. This article discusses strategic goals for households, firms, and governments across the region to reverse the cycle.   Why should people – and economies – save? The typical …

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Blinded by Nostalgia

October 6, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Yuval Levin Recourse to a glorious past is of course nothing new in political rhetoric. And Americans suggest that a return to that state – that getting back on that track – should be the goal of American politics.   Whatever the argument being

Rio 2016 and the (Broken) Promises of the Olympic Games

September 23, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Global Giants, Americas, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Simon Darnell and Rob Millington  The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were to catalyse and signify Brazil’s final transition into a modern, developed nation. Yet, many were skeptical of the city and country’s ability to host the event successfully,

Assad’s Death Warrant

September 19, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Americas, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Mike Whitney The conflict in Syria is not a war in the conventional sense of the word. It is a regime change operation where the main driver of the conflict is the country that’s toppled more than 50 sovereign governments since the end of World War 2,

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

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:

Reflections on the Post-Aquino Philippine-China Relations: Taking into Account the Realities of Geopolitics

July 15, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Special Feature on Duterte and the Philippines, Unprotected PostComments (1)

By Renato Cruz De Castro This article examines how the Philippines challenged China’s expansive maritime claim in the South China Sea during President Aquino’s term and also explores the crucial question of whether the next administration will continue or

Philippines 2016: Navigating Between the US and China

June 27, 2016 • International Relations, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Special Feature on Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock               In the past six years, Washington and Manila have been cementing a military alliance, which is reassuring to many Filipinos but leaves some apprehensive – including the leading presidential contenders. You might

“Without Haste But Without Pause”: Cuba-US Relations in the Age of Obama

June 6, 2016 • AmericasComments (1)

By John M. Kirk and Stephen Kimber This article analyses the significance of the March 2016 visit to Cuba by President Barack Obama, assesses changes in the bilateral relationship since December 17, 2014 (when Presidents Castro and Obama announced the

The New Tyranny: A Preface to the 2016 Elections in the United States

June 6, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (1)

By Timothy K. Kuhner Democracy in the United States has been replaced by a rival form of government premised upon the power of wealth. Not to be confused with mere corruption, plutocracy is an official system of rule built upon new interpretations of