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The Political Economy of Inequality and the Issue of ‘Catching-up’

August 6, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Featured, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Kalim Siddiqui Why do some countries grow faster than others? In this article the author discusses issues related to the economic growth and the ‘catching-up’ of developing with developed countries.   In the 1950s, the US per capita income, at least on the basis purchasing power, was estimated to be nearly five times greater …

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Iran – Seizure of a British Tanker – more than Tit for Tat

July 23, 2019 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, CommentaryComments (0)

By Peter Koenig The British-flagged tanker “Steno Impero”, heading for Saudi Arabia, was seized on Friday, 19 July 2019, by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), in the Strait of Hormuz, after it rammed an Iranian fishing boat, whose distress call

China-US Trade War: Japan G20 Déjà vu?

July 9, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Editor’s Choice, Americas, China, Commentary, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus This past June 29, 2019 Trump and China president, Xi, met again at the G20 in Japan in the midst of a potential further escalating the trade war. Has anything changed as a result of their meeting? Or is it just deja vu of their prior G20

Germany vs. Iran – Has Germany Sold Out to the Devil?

July 8, 2019 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International RelationsComments (2)

By Peter Koenig Madame Angela Merkel – the head of Europe’s strongest economy, of the leader of the European Union, said that there was strong evidence that Iran attacked the two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Ten days ago, German Foreign Minister, Heiko

Trump and the Taiwan Gambit

June 20, 2019 • Commentary, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Taiwan has become a new “eastern pivot” for Donald Trump. Against all international laws and UN charters, he is approaching Taiwan, as indicating to the world that regardless of the established world rules which make Beijing, the Peoples

Pursuing “Outrageous Ambitions” for the Greater Good

May 29, 2019 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, Featured, Top Graduate Degrees on International RelationsComments (0)

Interview with Judith Kelley, Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.   The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University is one of America’s leading schools of public policy located in Durham, North Carolina – a city

The Challenges and Importance of Institutions Building in the Developing Countries

May 28, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Editor’s Choice, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Dr. Kalim Siddiqui There has been on-going debate about the utility of the ‘free market’ system versus ‘government intervention’ in promoting development policies and wellbeing for general populace. In this article, the author examines the question

Soft, Hard, or no Brexit: The Damage is Done

May 27, 2019 • Europe, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By Niccolò Pisani and Omar Toulan Regardless of the final Brexit outcome, the damage to the UK has been done. In this paper, we look at five specific areas where this effect is evident: economic performance, investment confidence, talent attraction,

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

May 18, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, 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

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