America’s Never-Ending War in the Middle East

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett While President Obama continues – at least for now – to resist redeploying large numbers of U.S. soldiers...

America’s Shale Revolution and the Dangerous Myth of Energy Independence

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett Proponents of energy independence enshrine America’s so-called “shale revolution” as a geopolitical game changer, enabling the United States...

Saudi Arabia’s Yemen Offensive, Iran’s “Proxy” Strategy, and the Middle East’s New “Cold War”

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett Riyadh’s war in Yemen marks a dramatic escalation in its efforts to roll back Iran’s rising influence in the Middle East. Saudi...

The Internationalisation of the Renminbi (Interview with Dan Steinbock)

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By Dan Steinbock      According to Dan Steinbock, the internationalisation of the renminbi is accelerating. The inclusion of the yuan in the IMF basket...

How To Fight Corruption in the Philippines

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Interview with Dr. Dan Steinbock Despite opposition, President Duterte's Anti-Corruption Commission is vital in light of Philippine history and international experience. To be effective, the...

Can the West Get Out of Its (Self-Made) Cul-de-Sac?

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett In recent years, the limits on America’s ability to shape important outcomes in the Middle East unilaterally—or even...

The Myths and Realities of Duterte’s Infrastructure Initiative

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By Dan Steinbock A huge upgrade of infrastructure is vital for Philippines economic future. That’s why it is contested by entrenched interests, including foreign powers....

China’s New Leadership: 2017-2022 Leaders, Grand Strategy and Policies

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By Dan Steinbock After the 19th Congress, Xi’s China is preparing for a new roadmap domestically and internationally. This is Dr. Dan Steinbock’s in-depth analysis...

US 2016 Election Is a Global Risk

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By Dan Steinbock As America is struggling amid a historical protest election, the political risk could undermine US economic rebound and the lingering global economic...

Duterte’s Pragmatic Agenda for the Philippines

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By Dan Steinbock While the Aquino reforms ignited great progress in the Philippines, the new president will favor inclusive growth and greater pragmatism in foreign...

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