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The Endgame of BREXIT? PDF Print E-mail
By Alazar Kebede   
Monday, 18 July 2016 07:30

Three weeks after the British referendum on membership in the EU, the world is now in a waiting game. Former Prime Minister David Cameron’s political career has imploded and former Home Secretary Theresa May is now the Prime Minster. In the meantime, British politicians and opinion leaders are discussing when to trigger the EU escape clause, Article 50, or even whether a second referendum is possible and what other options might exist other than a simple “Leave.” Add a comment

United States trade policy and business elites PDF Print E-mail
By Alazar Kebede   
Monday, 11 July 2016 07:39

The presidential primary campaigns of both political parties have exposed widespread voter anger over United States global trade policies. In response, hardly a day has recently gone by without the New York Times, the Washington Post and other defenders of the status quo lecturing their readers on why unregulated foreign trade is good for them. The ultimate conclusion is always the same that voters should leave complicated issues like this to those intellectually better qualified to deal with them: so much for democracy. Add a comment

Sri Lanka, China and the Indo-Pacific context PDF Print E-mail
By Alazar Kebede   
Monday, 27 June 2016 07:17

The increasing dependence of China and India on the Indian Ocean have induced these nations to bolster their clout in the region. Add a comment

Smart Manufacturing and Brainpower Sharing PDF Print E-mail
By Alazar Kebede   
Monday, 13 June 2016 07:05

Donald Trump, the likely Republican nominee for the 2016 U.S. presidential election, says, “We are in an economic disaster and it can get worse, much worse.” More thoughtful people, such as Edward Luce, columnist for The Financial Times, engaged in similar pessimism, when he penned his latest book, “Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent”. Add a comment

Japan’s “Partnership for Quality Infrastructure” Initiative and China’s Silk Road PDF Print E-mail
By Alazar Kebede   
Monday, 30 May 2016 07:52

Last year around September Japan passed the new laws that allows it’s Self Defense Forces (SDF) to engage in “collective self-defense”. The laws, pushed through the Japanese parliament by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, allow the SDF to help allies like the United States who may be at war, help keep sea lanes open, participate in peacekeeping activities around the world and attempt hostage rescues by armed means. Add a comment

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