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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, 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 the last parliamentary election in India.  The BJP came to power in 2014 because it …

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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 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

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