Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Violence Surfaces in Papua New Guinea Elections, But Not Only

Violence Surfaces in Papua New Guinea Elections, But Not Only

Jun 22, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Neena Bhandari SYDNEY (IDN) – As Papua New Guinea – one of the world’s most ethnically and linguistically diverse nations – prepares for national elections from June 24 to July 8, authorities are calling for peace and calm. Historically, tensions during polling, vote counting and the...

East Asia’s real lessons

East Asia’s real lessons

Jun 21, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Jomo Kwame Sundaram, a former economics professor and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007. KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 21 2017 (IPS) – International recognition...

Britain’s Norway Solution

Britain’s Norway Solution

Jun 15, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Anatole Kaletsky Shortly after UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call an unexpected “Brexit election,” I wrote that pro-Europeans in Britain might yet snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. But the timescale I had in mind was five years, not five weeks. How long May will survive as prime minister is impossible to...

Post-Soviet Russian economic collapse

Post-Soviet Russian economic collapse

Jun 7, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Vladimir Popov was a Senior Economics Officer in the United Nations Secretariat. Jomo Kwame Sundaram was UN Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development. MOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 6 2017 (IPS) – Wide-ranging economic reforms following the demise...

Why international financial crises?

Why international financial crises?

May 31, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Jomo Kwame Sundaram, a former economics professor and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 31 2017 (IPS) – International...

Iran’s Long Economic Journey

Iran’s Long Economic Journey

May 29, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Hassan Hakimian LONDON – The landslide re-election of Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, reflects the by now familiar pattern of continuity and change that has characterized Iran’s major elections over the last two decades. For starters, the result defied most expectations. While Rouhani was the favorite, few anticipated his...

Trump’s Magic Budget

Trump’s Magic Budget

May 29, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Carmen Reinhart CAMBRIDGE – US President Donald Trump’s administration has now released its budget plans for fiscal year 2018. Among the details provided in the document, entitled America First – A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again, are projections for the expected path of gross federal debt as a percentage of...

Rethinking the Next China

Rethinking the Next China

May 29, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Stephen S. Roach NEW HAVEN – For the past seven years, I have taught a popular class at Yale, called “The Next China.” From the start, the focus has been on the transitional imperatives of the modern Chinese economy – namely, the shift from a long-successful producer model to one driven increasingly by household consumption....

Government austerity demands that we die within our means

Government austerity demands that we die within our means

May 23, 2017

Most people still don’t fully understand the true scale of the human cost that government imposed austerity has unleashed This article first appeared on openDemocracy VICKIE COOPER and DAVID WHYTE 23 May 2017 As we move towards the general election, we are paralyzed by what is probably the biggest single issue affecting ordinary people in the country:...

The road to the great regression

The road to the great regression

May 19, 2017

César Renduels Menendez de Llano, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Donatella Della Porta, Institute of Human and Social sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence This article examining the backlash against neoliberalism is the fifth instalment in our Globalisation Under Pressure series. In 1980, the novelist Martin Amis attended a meeting in Texas with...

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