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The Economic Performance of Modi’s Government in India: The Politics of the Hindu Right

May 18, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, IndiaComments (1)

By Kalim Siddiqui In this article, the author examines the economic performance of Modi’s government, which came to power in 2014, and also analyses the politics of the Hindu Right, especially since the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) gained a majority in the last parliamentary election in India.  The BJP came to power in 2014 because it …

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Trump – From China to Iran to Venezuela – Threats and Sanctions Everywhere – A Chronicle of Disorganized Chaos Foretold

May 17, 2019 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Commentary, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Peter Koenig   As of May 10, Mr. Trump has arbitrarily increased tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the US, worth about 200 billion dollars, from 10 % to 25%. It is an action without any foundation. An action that makes no sense at all, as China

China-US Trade War: Hiatus or Busted Deal?

May 14, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, China, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus   This past week the US and China failed to reach agreement on a new trade deal, despite high-level China representative Lie He meeting in Washington on Thursday-Friday, May 9-10.  In the wake of the meeting, Trump and his administration

Venezuela – A Risk to Dollar Hegemony – Key Purpose Behind “Regime Change”

May 9, 2019 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International RelationsComments (0)

By Peter Koenig   After the new coup attempt – or propaganda coup – Venezuela lives in a state of foreign-imposed insecurity. The failed coup was executed on 30 April by Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed and Washington-trained and endorsed

The Philippines Emerges as New Bitcoin Hub

May 8, 2019 • Asia - Pacific, Banking Innovation, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

Major Philippines bank Union Bank launches cash-crypto ATM https://t.co/cH35aYPKlh — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) 11 February 2019 Bitcoin has been welcomed as a completely new concept in financial transactions as well as investment and trading, but it

Rappler Guilty of Treason

April 23, 2019 • Commentary, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (1)

By Tiberius, Ideology Editor It’s time to call traitors traitors. Accusing traitors of treason and treasonable behaviour rather than anything else is crucial in an environment in which the media is busy generating fake news and or analysing events in

How Political Leaders can Increase and Regulate the Number of Full-time Jobs Amidst the Threats Posed by the Future of Work

April 21, 2019 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Judith Bessant This article explains why and how political leaders can act to increase and regulate the number of full-time jobs amidst the threats posed by the future of work. By doing this, governments can avert the global warming crisis while securing

Agriculture, WTO, Trade Liberalisation, and Food Security Challenges in the Developing Countries

April 15, 2019 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World DevelopmentComments (1)

By Kalim Siddiqui The agriculture sector plays a historic and integral role in the socioeconomic development of the country – it has a significant contribution to the per-capita income of both industrialised and developing nations and has helped in shaping

The Failure of U.S.-North Korean Summit and the Future of U.S. Global Leadership

April 15, 2019 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Timo Kivimäki The author discusses the implications brought about by the failure of the U.S.-North Korea summit and its correlation to the actions that will be done by the U.S. government to establish global leadership.    The second summit between

Development Path of the Contemporary Non-Western World

April 12, 2019 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, International LawComments (0)

By Guanghua Yu This note argues that the logic underlying the open access order is not the only way of economic and human development in the contemporary non-Western world.   Douglass C. North, John Joseph Wallis, and Barry R. Weingast divide countries