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Sensation of Financialization Sun, 02 Jun, 2019

Over recent decades, the scope, size, concentration, power and even the purpose and role of finance have changed so significantly that a new term, financialization, was coined to name this phenomenon. 
Herat, the fire´s bride

Herat, the fire´s bride Thu, 16 May, 2019

The olive eyes of Shaista peep between the bandages covering her burnt body, for she, like so many other Afghan women from the city of Herat, decided to escape her life by way of fire.
Shaista arrived at the hospital burning between wisps of hair and fabric, and her 19-year-old body is now a landscape of lava.

Mega Economies of Tomorrow: Indonesia’s Way Up Mon, 29 Apr, 2019

The World Bank analytically divides the world’s economies into four income groups: high, upper-middle, lower-middle and low. Countries that are categorized as upper-middle income are the ones with income per capita ranging from US$3,896 to $12,055.
Japan - A quiet geo-economic giant

Japan - A quiet geo-economic giant Fri, 05 Apr, 2019


In the turbulent world politics involving extensive international coverage, stable and humdrum Japan does not have much of a presence. 
We Need An Ecological Revolution

We Need An Ecological Revolution Wed, 27 Mar, 2019

Does history repeat itself? Is it cyclic, or is it unidirectional? Certainly many aspects of history are repetitive – the rise and fall of empires, cycles of war and peace, cycles of construction and destruction.
The Sino-US Trade War – Why China can’t win it

The Sino-US Trade War – Why China can’t win it Tue, 26 Mar, 2019

Does our history only appear overheated, but is essentially calmly predetermined? Is it directional or conceivable, dialectic and eclectic or cyclical, and therefore cynical? Surely, our history warns. Does it also provide for a hope? Hence, what is in front of us: destiny or future?
Back to the Afghan Future: The security challenges of Afghanistan's reconstruction and development

Back to the Afghan Future: The security challenges of Afghanistan's reconstruction and development Sat, 23 Mar, 2019

The current talks between the representatives of the Taliban and the US Government in Qatar are an important step but peace and stability are still beyond reach. Afghanistan's reconstruction and durable development requires a satisfactory level of security and tackling issues such as unemployment, corruption, and armed violence.
Huawei case: The HiFi Geostrategic Gambit

Huawei case: The HiFi Geostrategic Gambit Sat, 23 Mar, 2019

In a general, comprehensive, strategic outline of the global scenario we can see that China is being harassed on several fronts by the US: commercial pressures, diplomatic maneuvers to block the progress of infrastructure projects (OBOR/New Silk Road), at technological level, the boycott/ restrictions against Huawei.  
Zarif’s sudden resignation: The beginning of the militarization of the Iranian diplomacy?

Zarif’s sudden resignation: The beginning of the militarization of the Iranian diplomacy? Fri, 01 Mar, 2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed his resignation, a quiet diplomat and a seasoned politician, one of the soft faces of Iran's foreign policy, for what is known as a political wisdom who can able to bring Iran an acceptable nuclear agreement. It was enough when the dean of diplomacy of the 20th century Kissinger given him a copy of his book dedicated with “To my enemy who deserves respect".
Twinning Europe and Asia in Cyberspace

Twinning Europe and Asia in Cyberspace Fri, 04 Jan, 2019

While our troposphere is dangerously polluted, one other space – that of intangible world, created by the interconnected technology– follows the same pattern: a cyberspace.
No Climate Change without a generational interval

No Climate Change without a generational interval Tue, 25 Dec, 2018

The newly elected President of Costa Rica, one of the world’s youngest heads of state, 38-year-old former journalist Carlos Alvarado, has vowed to fully decarbonise the country’s economy and makes it the first carbon-neutral nation in the world by 2021, on the 200th anniversary of its independence.

Freedom, Sovereign Debt, Generational Accounting and other Myths Tue, 25 Dec, 2018


“How to draw the line between the recent and still unsettled EU/EURO crisis and Asia’s success story? Well, it might be easier than it seems: Neither Europe nor Asia has any alternative. 
Bleak See on the Black Sea

Bleak See on the Black Sea Tue, 25 Dec, 2018

Following the latest events in and around the Black Sea, two old questions are reappearing. Both are inviting us for a repeated elaboration:

Italy in the maelstrom of the euro Fri, 19 Oct, 2018

Italy joined the eurozone in 1999, with Prime Minister Massimo d'Alema of the "Democratic Left” party. This fateful participation, which entailed the complete loss of independent monetary policy, is undoubtedly the main cause of the disappointing performance of the Italian economy.

South-South cooperation has no alternative

South-South cooperation has no alternative Fri, 05 Oct, 2018

The United Nations has declared Sept. 12 the International Day for South-South Cooperation. This year’s celebration marks the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for technical cooperation among developing countries.  
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