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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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After 2nd Quarter Carnage, The Quest For Philippine Recovery
Recently, the IMF downgraded most growth projections, due to weaker private consumption and elevated uncertainty in investment. Those are the twin engines of the Philippine economy. So, what’s ahead for economic recovery?
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Hainan’s ASEAN Future And Dark Clouds Over Hong Kong
The Hainan Free Trade Port plan is aligned with China’s new Silk Road initiatives, the Greater Bay Area plan and deeper ties with Southeast Asia. Hong Kong’s real threats are closer and farther.
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Worse-Than-Expected Coronavirus Contraction In ASEAN-4
In the coming months, success or failure to contain the global pandemic and overcome the coronavirus contraction has potential to make or break the promise of Southeast Asia in the early 21st century.
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Trump's Final Gamble: From Chinagate To Hybrid Wars
The disastrous failure of the Trump administration to contain COVID-19 will result in catastrophic 2nd quarter data. As a result, Trump is risking his re-election on domestic unrest, fatal geopolitics and a global depression.
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Europe’s Pandemic Dilemma
In the ongoing battle against the global pandemic, belated responses will result in huge human costs and massive economic damage. In Europe, losses are climaxing in the 2nd quarter of 2020.
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HH China’s ‘Two Sessions’ Herald Rebound Of Economy
As the coronavirus fallout is spreading in Western economies, China’s rebound has begun. Global recovery requires global cooperation, however.
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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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