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Dr Steinbock is CEO and founder of DifferenceGroup. He is an internationally recognized expert of the multipolar world. He focuses on international business, international relations, investment and risk among the major advanced ... more

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Orchestrated Conflicts In The South China Sea
As a concerted effort to inflame tensions in the South China Sea, the recent Felipe Reef debacle is in a class of its own. The objective is conflict creation, continued Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and mitigated Duterte legacies.
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Blinken’s China Vision - Whither US-China Trade, In Whose Interest?
In contrast to the hopes of moderate bipartisan voices, Blinken's China vision builds on the Trump-Pompeo unipolarity, at the expense of US business and American people. The semiconductor debacle is a prelude to future.
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In The Eye Of Southeast Asia's COVID-19 Surge
Vaccination drives are picking up pace in the advanced economies, in part at the expense of the poorer countries. Some major economies have been hoarding vaccines, they have boosted excessive price levels and delayed deliveries elsewhere.
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Two Sessions: Amid Uncertainty, China’s Quest For Bold Development
China’s annual “Two Sessions” meeting has approved national priorities for 2021. The government has set a growth target of over 6% for the Chinese economy for 2021, releasing a numeric goal after it was skipped in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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The Global Vaccine Race Against Time And Variants
Despite pandemic fatigue and complacency in too many countries, vaccine inequality will penalize poorer economies, which are also likely to prove more vulnerable to new variants.
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COVID-19, China, And The World – Missed Opportunities, New Beginnings?
In this video, we explore what insights could be useful for Europe as it struggles to move through a second wave of the coronavirus and what lessons – if any – can be drawn for multilateral cooperation.
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Philippines 2017, Or The Year Of Living Dangerously
Only the Philippines can determine its own future. Unipolar regime change plans should have no role in the multipolar 21stcentury – especially in Asia which is critical to global growth prospects.
The Iran Sanctions Act By US Congress - Versus The Multilateral Iran Accord
In a broad interview with Iran’s leading international news agency and international daily, Dr Steinbock takes a critical look at the at the new US Sanctions Act in light of the multilateral accord among US, Germany, UK, France, Russia and China.
Washington’s Post-Election Gridlock And Africa
After the bizarre 2016 election, Washington faces a slate of legal investigations, a massive political gridlock, the threat of new Cold Wars and possibly a contested election. What does it mean to Africa?
US 2016: Fight For Leadership Begins After The Election 
After the bizarre 2016 election, America will face a slate of investigations, political war of attrition in Washington and a new Cold War. The real fight begins after the election - which could be contested.

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