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Don’t expect a rerun of the Asian Financial Crisis

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016

Matthew Busch, University of Melbourne Asian currencies hit a seven year low in November, on Donald Trump’s election and the potential for his policies to spur US inflation and...

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Society

The Win-Win Fantasy of Liberal Democracy

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Kemal Derviş WASHINGTON, DC – Few analysts expected Britons to vote to exit the European Union or Americans to choose Donald Trump as their...

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Politics

Goodbye to the West

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Joschka Fischer BERLIN – Now that Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States, the end of what was heretofore termed the...

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Geopolitics

Trump Needs Lessons in Geopolitics : Musharraf

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By David White LONDON, Dec 5 2016 (IPS) – US President-elect Donald Trump has shown he has much to learn about South...

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Goodbye to the West

Goodbye to the West

Dec 5, 2016

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Joschka Fischer BERLIN – Now that Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States, the end of what was heretofore termed the “West” has become all but certain. That term described a transatlantic world that emerged from the twentieth century’s two world wars, redefined the international order during the...

The Win-Win Fantasy of Liberal Democracy

The Win-Win Fantasy of Liberal Democracy

Dec 5, 2016

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Kemal Derviş WASHINGTON, DC – Few analysts expected Britons to vote to exit the European Union or Americans to choose Donald Trump as their next president. Yet it did not take long for a consensus explanation of these miscalculations to emerge. When it comes to such complex and consequential developments, however, we should...

Trump Needs Lessons in Geopolitics : Musharraf

Trump Needs Lessons in Geopolitics : Musharraf

Dec 5, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By David White LONDON, Dec 5 2016 (IPS) – US President-elect Donald Trump has shown he has much to learn about South Asia, Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf said in an interview with IPS. But he counted on Trump having an open mind. Musharraf was commenting on statements made by Trump in...

Don’t expect a rerun of the Asian Financial Crisis

Don’t expect a rerun of the Asian Financial Crisis

Dec 4, 2016

Matthew Busch, University of Melbourne Asian currencies hit a seven year low in November, on Donald Trump’s election and the potential for his policies to spur US inflation and bond yields. Investors who fanned out across emerging markets in recent years are now bringing their money back to America. The steep drops, and the seeming inability of some central...

From Paraguay, a history lesson on racial equality

From Paraguay, a history lesson on racial equality

Dec 4, 2016

Juan Manuel Casal, University of Montevideo Any notion that the United States had become “post-racial” ended when Donald Trump, who as a candidate questioned president Barack Obama’s citizenship and employed heated racial rhetoric, was elected to succeed the country’s first black president. As North American social issues often do, the debate on race and...

Civil Society On Aleppo: UN General Assembly Must Act 

Civil Society On Aleppo: UN General Assembly Must Act 

Dec 4, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS, Dec 2 2016 (IPS) – Hundreds of civil society organisations from around the world have united to call on UN member states to step in and demand an end to unlawful attacks in Aleppo. A global coalition of 223 organisations from over 45 countries including...

REVIEW OF SOME LITERATURE ON POST-COMMUNIST – POST-SOVIET ECONOMIC “REFORMS” AND THEIR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES

REVIEW OF SOME LITERATURE ON POST-COMMUNIST – POST-SOVIET ECONOMIC “REFORMS” AND THEIR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES

Dec 3, 2016

By Alan F. Fogelquist, Ph. D. Eurasia Research Center – December 4, 1998 Here I present a quick review of some literature which reveals the complexity and inadequacy of reform efforts in the FSU. A reading of just some of the literature below will raise many questions about simplistic formulas for reform. Two works which represent the viewpoints of...

Al-Qaeda and the Question of State Sponsorship

Al-Qaeda and the Question of State Sponsorship

Dec 3, 2016

By Alan F. Fogelquist, Ph. D. International Monitor Institute Completed August 29, 2002 Note from the Author: While written a number of years back, this article provides detailed background information on events that led to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It is an effort at systematic factual research and balanced analysis. Many of today’s ongoing...

Dictatorship and Civil War in Central Asia: Tajikistan

Dictatorship and Civil War in Central Asia: Tajikistan

Dec 3, 2016

By Alan F. Fogelquist Eurasia Research Center August 11, 1998 Dictatorial politics have failed to bring peace and stability to Tajikistan and may lead some day to a major upheaval in Uzbekistan. The long and bloody Tajik conflict has ended, for the time being, with a power sharing agreement between the Tajik government led by Emomali Rakhmonov and the United...

The Yugoslav Breakup and the War in Bosnia-Hercegovina

The Yugoslav Breakup and the War in Bosnia-Hercegovina

Dec 3, 2016

Special Report for Global Geopolitics Net This Article Was Written Between 1993 and Summer of 1995 Before the Dayton Peace Acords. By Alan. F. Fogelquist, Ph. D. Eurasia Research Center Copyright (c) April 1995 Alan F. Fogelquist – Eurasia Research Center, All rights reserved. The Bosnian people have been fighting a war for the survival of a democratic...

RUSSIA, BOSNIA, AND THE NEAR ABROAD

RUSSIA, BOSNIA, AND THE NEAR ABROAD

Dec 3, 2016

Eurasia Research Center, 1998 By Alan F. Fogelquist Post Doctoral Scholar History Deprtment University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Paper Presented April 19, 1995 at the International Conference on Bosnia-Hercegovina Organized by Bilkent University and the Grand National Assembly of Turkey – This paper was written before the massacre at Srebrenica...

Thailand’s future under King Rama X: lessons from three Asian countries

Thailand’s future under King Rama X: lessons from three Asian countries

Dec 2, 2016

Patrick Jory, The University of Queensland Thailand’s crown prince has become King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun or Rama X, the tenth monarch of the Chakri dynasty, succeeding his father who died on October 13. But great uncertainly remains about Thailand’s future – and that of the monarchy – both within the country and among international...

Unleashing Africa’s Full Potential

Unleashing Africa’s Full Potential

Dec 2, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Ambassador Amina Mohamed Amb. Amina Mohamed is the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and a Kenya’s candidate for the position of Chairperson of the African Union Commission. NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 2 2016 (IPS) – Africa is the cradle of mankind and home to the youngest population in the world....

Epic Battle: Sanders’ Social Democracy vs. Trump’s Authoritarian Doctrine

Epic Battle: Sanders’ Social Democracy vs. Trump’s Authoritarian Doctrine

Dec 2, 2016

Republished with permission from ALTERNET. What Trump’s semi-success at the Carrier plant means for the future. President-elect Trump scored a remarkable victory by saving 1,000 of the 2,100 jobs that Carrier and its parent company, United Technologies, were outsourcing to Mexico. During the campaign, Trump pledged to stop those jobs from leaving the...

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