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Probing the Minds of Elected Women Representatives on Village Councils in India

April 12, 2019 • India, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Samir Sathe The psychological construct of the Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) is a significantly relevant and yet surprisingly ignored subject in India. This article is a synopsis of some of the pathbreaking findings of a probe into the minds of EWRs.   Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) are the harbingers of change in rural political

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From Cool Britannia to Fool Britannia

April 4, 2019 • Commentary, Europe, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen  It took just twenty years to go from the euphoria of Cool Britannia to Fool Britannia in the guise of the economy destroying and politically toxic ideology of Brexit. The author explains what may be lurking around the corner in the years

The Looming UK Brexit Mess

March 7, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Dan Steinbock, EuropeComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock After the misguided referendum three years ago, the Brexit end-game is about to begin. In the UK, it means political division and fiscal erosion. Moreover, global growth prospects will not remain immune to turmoil in the world’s fifth

2019: Year of the App Bubble Crash? How History Repeats Itself.

February 14, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Digital Transformation, Editor’s ChoiceComments (0)

By John Colley “When it comes to investment markets, history has a habit of repeating itself again and again and again…” 2000 was remembered as the year that the dot-com bubble burst sending significant numbers of businesses to the wall. It also

Indonesia is Giving Proof of a Zakat Paradigm Shift

February 12, 2019 • Asia - Pacific, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Greget Kalla Buana The similarities between the foundation goals of SDGs and zakat resulted in a paradigm shift, and Indonesia is providing evidences of its occurrence.   The Government of Indonesia has launched the book ‘Fikih Zakat on Sustainable

Darker Clouds over Europe

February 4, 2019 • Columns, Dan Steinbock, EuropeComments (1)

By Dan Steinbock Not only is Europe’s expansionary cycle fading, but the region is about to face challenges that it has to tackle amid growing political fragmentation. Italy slipped into recession in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to new data. France

The Contemporary Value of Marx’s Practice of Civilisation

February 4, 2019 • ChinaComments (0)

By Bao Zonghao Karl Marx’s practice of civilisation was used as a reference to this article. However, this is not the full and systematic explanation like the original one authored by him. Rather it is about the judgment that “civilisation is a practical

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

Is the trade war a worrying sign of a new U.S.–China relationship?

January 2, 2019 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, China, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Qing Shan Ding With bilateral trade between the U.S. and China estimated to be worth $710 billion a year, a blooming trade war benefits no one. The causes of this trade war go beyond issues such as intellectual properties and deficits; it reflects a bigger

U.S. – China Trade War: The Reasons Behind and its Impact on the Global Economy

December 3, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, China, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (0)

By Kalim Siddiqui This article attempts to provide a deeper explanation for the United States’ trade imbalances, which U.S. President Donald Trump has cited as a pretext to impose tariffs and catastrophic retaliatory measures while ignoring the structural