Issue No. 331/332 (Mar/Apr 2018)
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Escalating US-China trade war threatens global trading system
US-China trade war threatens the global trading system
In the US-initiated trade war against China and the inevitable retaliation
and counteraction, there are fears that the resulting escalation is
putting the global economy and the world trading system in jeopardy.
By Martin Khor
wars and other emerging threats: Attempts by the US to write new trade
The trade war launched by the US, when viewed in the context of
other related actions, evinces a clear intention by the West to consolidate
its hegemony of the world trading system.
By Abhijit Das
Trump's economic gamble with trade wars and tax cuts
In launching a trade war against China, the US is in a position
to withstand any retaliatory punishment for the next few months, but
the danger is if the war drags on beyond that.
By John Rapley
tactics and the dangers of trade war
Trump and his advisors seem oblivious to the fact that their moves
will not only raise consumer costs in China and the US but also have
a destabilising impact on the global economy.
By Jacob Pagano
wars a symptom of unbalanced hyperglobalised world
A sharp escalation of tariffs and heightened talk of a trade war
will only add to the underlying weakness of the fragile world economy,
says the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
By Kanaga Raja
years on, in uncharted waters
While there have been some regulatory reforms after the 2008 global
financial crisis, they have not been comprehensive enough to address
the vulnerabilities of the financial sector to similar financial shocks.
By T T Ram Mohan
Turkish financial meltdown: An analysis
Although there have been attempts to blame the Trump sanctions for
the Turkish financial meltdown, the truth is the sanctions only acted
as a trigger as the economy was sitting on a time bomb.
By Yilmaz Akyuz
global financial crisis for developing countries?
Developing countries are now faced with the threat of another global
financial crisis. Regrettably, they have rendered themselves more vulnerable
by pursuing some misguided policies.
By Anis Chowdhury and
Jomo Kwame Sundaram
markets currency crisis is the product of the global liquidity deluge
It is time for an international review of the amount of liquidity
flooding the global financial system and the ability of markets, particularly
in developing countries, to withstand massive movements of capital.
By Anthony Rowley
to prevent financial crises in emerging markets
While capital controls and macroprudential tools are important to
ensure financial stability, these may not be enough to prevent financial
crises in emerging markets.
By Kavaljit Singh
expected at year-end climate talks
The year-end United Nations climate talks in Poland are expected
to be very difficult and rocky, given where Parties left off from the
Bangkok session recently.
By Meena Raman
and Indrajit Bose
moves to undermine the element of equity in the Paris Agreement
Developing countries will have to be wary of attempts by the rich
countries to undermine provisions in the Paris Agreement which recognise
the differential burden in their obligation to fight global warming.
By Meena Raman
and the world's largest health insurance scheme
The viability of the world’s largest health insurance scheme as
announced by the Indian Prime Minister is questioned, in the light
of the paltry resources being allocated.
By Prabhat Patnaik
of war and wealth in the Middle East
US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan is part of a long-term
strategy to gain regional influence and access to resources.
By Edward Hunt
Gaza to Jerusalem to Iran
in the Middle East and the place of Palestine
The latest phase of the Palestinian struggle for their homeland -
the Great March of Return – is located in the complex political mosaic.
By Joel Beinin
descent into hell
For years now, a relentless Saudi air campaign (fuelled by the
US military) has hit endless Yemeni civilian targets. The writer attempts
to convey the unspeakable plight of the Yemeni people.
By Rajan Menon
Iran coup: A crime authored in London and Washington
August of this year marked the 65th anniversary of the infamous
coup staged by Britain and the US to topple the democratically elected
nationalist regime of Prime Minister Mossadegh of Iran.
By John Wight
the world laughed at Donald Trump
There was nothing to laugh about in the heart of Trump’s speech
at the UN General Assembly earlier this year.
By Vijay Prashad
lost generation in Gaza
An entire new generation of Gazans have grown up knowing only
the 70-year-old open-air prison/refugee camp in which they are confined.
They exist constantly on the edge of mental, physical and economic
By Mohammed Omer
plight of women and young people in the Rohingya refugee crisis
As the Rohingya refugee crisis continues with no immediate end
in sight, it is crucial to expand and sustain health and life skills
services for Rohingya women, girls and youth to locate opportunities
By Asa Torkelsson
abyss of death
The Iraqi poet Ma'ruf al-Rusafi (1875-1945) was born in
Baghdad of Kurdish parents. He taught in Istanbul and Jerusalem; he
entered politics advocating Arab unity, and was Iraqi Minister of
By Ma'ruf al-Rusafi
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