China – and Macron’s U-Turn

By Peter Koenig Less than a week ago, President Macron was lambasting Italy for signing agreements with China in the context of their New Silk Road,...

From ASEAN Economic Development to Militarization

By Dan Steinbock               In Africa, the Trump administration is setting a precedent by replacing economic development with militarization. In Asia, it seeks to couple...

Global Economic Outlook after Trump-Xi Timeout

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...

Fascism on the March

By Peter Koenig Latin America is re-converting into Washington’s backyard and as a sideline is returning to fascist rule, similar but worse than the sixties seventies...

The Four Steel Men Behind Trump’s Trade War

By Dan Steinbock     In few months, the Trump administration has undermined more than seven decades of U.S. free trade legacies. Who are the policymakers...

How Obama-Trump Geopolitics Is Changing American Attitudes toward China and the World

By Dan Steinbock In the past few years, American attitudes toward China have been shifting. The changeshift did not start in the Trump era, as US...

Helsinki – Trump and Putin – a Showdown for Summer Doldrums or a Genuine...

By Peter Koenig The Helsinki Summit – or the Treason Summit, as some call it – of the 16th of July, has come and gone. It...

US Trade War with China

By Peter Koenig WASHINGTON, May 29 (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday that it will continue pursuing action on trade with China, days after Washington and...

The Flawed Story about Drugs and Human Rights in the Philippines

By Dr. Dan Steinbock For years, drugs and corruption thrived in the Philippines as policymakers engaged in external adventures ignoring domestic investment. The Duterte government is...

Saber-Rattling, Nuclear Threat – Or an Even More Devastating War?

By Peter Koenig The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos has come and gone, and nothing has really changed. The wonderful people of the world...

Virus Outbreak at Crossroads? Impact on ASEAN

By Dan Steinbock   The virus outbreak is showing possible signs of steadying, although the number of accumulated cases will continue to rise. The economic...