Dr. Dan Steinbock’s interview on the Trump triumph: Changes in foreign and trade policy, new cabinet names, markets, protests, Clinton investigations and much more

Interview with Dr. Dan Steinbock

We were able to reach Dr. Steinbock right after the US election. As you may recall, he has argued for months that there is potential for a Trump upset and a few weeks ago in the Macau Summit, he suggested that the era of US post-war liberal internationalism was fading into history. In the past 48 hours, he has given interviews on the US election from US and Europe to China and Nigeria, while answering to election questions from Ukraine and India to Iran and Brazil.


Q: You have monitored US 2016 elections for months. Here are just a few examples:

• “US 2016 election is a global risk“, The World Financial Review, April 25, 2016,

• “US 2016 election divides advanced and emerging economies”, China-US Focus, Oct 14, 2016  

• “Hobbled at home, expect president Clinton to be hawkish in foreign policy”, South China Morning Post, Nov 1, 2016

• “Fight for the US Leadership begins after the election“, EconoMonitor/Roubini Global Economics, Nov 4, 2016 

• “US election and Africa,” BusinessDay Nigeria, Nov 7, 2016

• “After the Trump triumphValueWalk, Nov 9, 2016  

Prior to the election, you argued that there is room for a “Trump upset”. Why did you go against the grain?

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About the Author

dan-steinbock-webDan Steinbock is the founder of the Difference Group and has served as the research director at the India, China, and America Institute (USA) and a visiting fellow at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (China) and the EU Center (Singapore). For more information, see http://www.differencegroup.net/

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of The World Financial Review.