• Trump’s Path to Trade Wars
    2017-08-16 Dan Steinbock
    As the White House is about to escalate trade frictions along with nuclear risks, global economic prospects will turn more clouded and markets more volatile.Last Friday, President Trump spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping and told him tha... [FULL TEXT]
  • The U.S. Should Take the Lead to Engage Iran
    2017-08-15 Jin Liangxiang
    On August 6th, the 12th President of the Islamic Republic of Iran was sworn into office. Hassan Rouhani is expected to continue the domestic and foreign policies of his first-term, which were consistently characterized as moderate. Despite ... [FULL TEXT]
  • The Strange Fall of the US Dollar
    2017-08-11 Dan Steinbock
    As the exuberant Trump White House has been mugged by realities, US dollar is plunging to record lows.What a difference a year makes! Last November, US dollar hit its 13-year high. According to the US Dollar Index, which measures the curren... [FULL TEXT]
  • Trump’s “First America” Trade Frictions Are About to Begin
    2017-07-26 Dan Steinbock
    After the US-Sino Comprehensive Economic Dialogue, trade issues are alienating not only China and America’s NATO allies – but its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico.As the Trump administration’s first US-Sino Comprehensive Economic Dialogue ... [FULL TEXT]
  • How Steel Became US Security Concern – and Global Trade War ...
    2017-07-20 Dan Steinbock
    As the White House seeks to turn steel overcapacity into a national security matter, the issue is alienating not only China but America’s NATO allies. 'They're dumping steel and destroying our steel industry, they've been doing it for decad... [FULL TEXT]
  • Why Jobs Growth No Longer Induces Wage Growth in America Or ...
    2017-07-18 Dan Steinbock
    While the Fed’s continued tightening may suppress growth in emerging economies, US labor market may not be as strong as recent reports suggest. US experienced strong job growth in June, when the economy created 222,000 net new jobs, which e... [FULL TEXT]
  • Fundamental issues impede US-India ties
    2017-07-03 Liu Zongyi
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US last week has become a hot topic among media outlets in India, the US and China over the past few days. The focus is not limited to Modi's first official trip to Washington since Trump's... [FULL TEXT]
  • Redefining the U.S.-China Relationship
    2017-04-10 Zhang Zhexin
    Since U.S. President Donald Trump took office, many observers have been increasingly concerned that his harsh rhetoric and unclear policy toward China may cause severe turbulence in the bilateral relationship and could even affect the world... [FULL TEXT]
  • The Middle East Under Trump
    2017-03-01 Jin Liangxiang
    The world entered the year of 2017 with everybody talking about US President Donald Trump. It is widely believed that Trump will bring uncertainty to almost every part of the world, including the Middle East. While many are talking about Tr... [FULL TEXT]
    2017-02-07 Dan Steinbock
    With the Trump White House, America and a global economy will enter a highly divisive period – as evidenced by the debate about his economic, trade and infrastructure plans.As long as Republicans sustain some unity in and between the White ... [FULL TEXT]