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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 North Korea and the U.S. was a failure as it did not narrow the gap …

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Venezuela – US Attack Imminent?

March 2, 2019 • World Politics, International Relations, CommentaryComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Imagine, the President of the self-declared, exceptional and unique Superpower, Donald Trump of the United States of America, has the audacity to threaten the Venezuelan military with their lives, if they keep standing behind the

A Postcard from Malaysia

February 27, 2019 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Not so long ago, Malaysia was set to lose years of economic progress. Today, following the re-imposition of economic discipline, the country is almost back on track. A new era dawned in Malaysia in May 2018, when the opposition coalition led

Venezuela – An Appeal to Russia, China and all Unaligned Countries for Support of Sovereign Venezuela

January 25, 2019 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Peter Koenig On 23 January 2018, the United States has initiated a coup against President Nicolás Maduro and his Government, by encouraging and fully supporting the “self-proclaimed” opposition leader, Juan Guaido, as interim President. Already days

Europe on the Brink of Collapse?

January 18, 2019 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, EuropeComments (0)

By Peter Koenig The Empire’s European castle of vassals is crumbling. Right in front of our eyes. But Nobody seems to see it. The European Union (EU), the conglomerate of vassals – Trump calls them irrelevant, and he doesn’t care what they think about

Japan’s “Comfort Women” Asian Protests and Imperial Japan’s Sexual Slavery

January 15, 2019 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Commentary, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock   Recently, another Philippine statue commemorating Filipino “comfort women” has been removed. As international pressure is rising, it is time for Abe government to acknowledge its wartime history. Most of Japan recognizes it. In

Media Pundits, Economic Hitmen and Duterte’s Rebalancing

December 13, 2018 • World Politics, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock President Duterte’s recalibration of Philippine foreign policy has the potential for greater stability in the region. But it has unleashed the wrath of media pundits and economic hitmen.   During President Xi Jinping’s visit to

Global Economic Outlook after Trump-Xi Timeout

December 10, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Commentary, Dan Steinbock, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock As many hoped, the highly anticipated Trump-Xi meeting in the Buenos Aires G20 Summit resulted in a truce. The devil is in the details.   As the G20 Summit ended in Buenos Aires, the G20 official summit statement acknowledged flaws in

Islamic Economics in Presidential Election 2019: Synthesis of Tension in Political Islam in Indonesia

December 1, 2018 • World Politics, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Ahmad Dahlan The issue of political Islam and the state in Indonesia apparently continues to roll ahead of the 2019 presidential election as President Joko Widodo from the Indonesian Democratic Struggle Party (PDIP) took Professor Ma’ruf Amin as a vice

Brazil – Bolsonaro Towards a Military Dictatorship – Worse than 80 Years Ago

October 31, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, CommentaryComments (0)

By Peter Koenig One week before the second round of voting in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, the extreme right-wing candidate from the Social Liberal Party (PSL), against Fernando Haddad from the Worker’s Party (PT), Lula’s Party, for Brazil’s Presidential