The Political Economy of Inequality and the Issue of ‘Catching-up’

By Kalim Siddiqui Why do some countries grow faster than others? In this article the author discusses issues related to the economic growth and...

Iran – Seizure of a British Tanker – more than Tit for Tat

By Peter Koenig The British-flagged tanker “Steno Impero”, heading for Saudi Arabia, was seized on Friday, 19 July 2019, by the Islamic Revolutionary...

China-US Trade War: Japan G20 Déjà vu?

By Jack Rasmus This past June 29, 2019 Trump and China president, Xi, met again at the G20 in Japan in the midst...

Germany vs. Iran – Has Germany Sold Out to the Devil?

By Peter Koenig Madame Angela Merkel – the head of Europe’s strongest economy, of the leader of the European Union, said that there...

Trump and the Taiwan Gambit

By Peter Koenig Taiwan has become a new “eastern pivot” for Donald Trump. Against all international laws and UN charters, he is approaching...

Pursuing “Outrageous Ambitions” for the Greater Good

Interview with Judith Kelley, Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.   The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University is...

The Challenges and Importance of Institutions Building in the Developing Countries

By Dr. Kalim Siddiqui There has been on-going debate about the utility of the ‘free market’ system versus ‘government intervention’ in promoting development...

Soft, Hard, or no Brexit: The Damage is Done

By Niccolò Pisani and Omar Toulan Regardless of the final Brexit outcome, the damage to the UK has been done. In this paper, we look at five...

The Economic Performance of Modi’s Government in India: The Politics of the Hindu Right

By Kalim Siddiqui In this article, the author examines the economic performance of Modi’s government, which came to power in 2014, and also analyses the politics...

Trump – From China to Iran to Venezuela – Threats and Sanctions Everywhere –...

By Peter Koenig   All of these three countries, China, Iran and Venezuela are threatening the US dollar’s world hegemony – and without that, the US...

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