America’s Iran Policy and the Undermining of International Order

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By Flynt Leverett & Hillary Mann Leverett Strategic competition between America and Iran will shape not only the Middle East’s balance of power, but also...

The Economic Costs of Corruption in Philippines

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By Dan Steinbock                 The recent $200 million customs debacle may be just a tip of the iceberg. Due to illicit financial flows, Philippines has...

How International Observers Undervalue the Chinese Bond Market

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By Dan Steinbock     Criticism is typical of vibrant international media. Yet, prejudiced biases in financial matters have the potential to harm investors worldwide. The...

Who Will Be the Next Fed Chief – And Why It Matters

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By Dan Steinbock Janet Yellen’s term is ending at the Federal Reserve. With new appointments, President Trump can indirectly shape US monetary policy for years...

Toward the Oil-Dollar-Fed Rollercoaster Ride

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By Dan Steinbock The fluctuations of the oil prices, the Fed’s policy rate and the U.S. dollar are intertwined. In fall 2015/spring 2016, the Fed’s...

The Rise of the Petroyuan and the Slow Erosion of Dollar Hegemony

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett For seventy years, one of the critical foundations of American power has been the dollar’s standing as the...

Ensuring Olympic Success – After the Games

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By Dr. Dan Steinbock As Olympic torch is moving toward emerging economies, it is time to come up with innovative solutions and appropriate cost controls...

How US Trade War Is Spreading from Goods to Services

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By Dr. Dan Steinbock Trump tariff wars are entering a new, far more dangerous phase. As the White House is expanding its tariff wars, collateral...

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...

Olympic Creed Over Olympic Cost Overruns

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By Dan Steinbock Olympics celebrate struggle for excellence, not costs. As more emerging economies are hosting Olympics, it is time to recall the Olympic Creed.   When...

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