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A Significant Shift in Power Projection

By Amy Sherif The US Navy (USN) is adopting a new path, solidifying a strategic move towards Distributed Maritime Operations (DMO) to conduct enduring sea control and power projection missions.  The Navy is shifting into the building and maturing its Overmatch program and providing Joint All-Domain Command and …

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The Dilemmas of the Global South

Yaroslav Lissovolik As new trade barriers and restrictions are emanating from the advanced economies there is a stronger case for the affected emerging economies to compensate these adverse effects via greater openness of markets across the Global South. Developing countries have in fact proceeded to liberalize their markets …

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Russia, Ukraine, and the Desert of the Real

Hanna Eid What we are seeing is the USA-NATO nexus reacting to the new reality of multipolarity in the world system by desperately attempting to control the flow of information. The instantaneity with which the entire western political spectrum was whipped into line during the ongoing conflict between …

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America Defeats Germany for the Third Time in a Century

Michael Hudson  The MIC, OGAM and FIRE Sectors Conquer NATO My old boss Herman Kahn, with whom I worked at the Hudson Institute in the 1970s, had a set speech that he would give at public meetings. He said that back in high school in Los Angeles, his …

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Violence Is History’s Great Economic Leveler

Rainer Zitelmann The greatest “levelers” in history have been violent events such as wars, revolutions, state and systems collapses, and pandemics, but the greatest poverty reducer in history has been capitalism. The authors of the classical utopian novels were obsessed with the notion of equality. In almost every …

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Militaries around the world benefit from industrial localization: A global trend

Amy Sherif A trend is now globally solidifying, whereby many countries are set on a strategic approach to becoming more self-reliant in development, production and support of military assets. These capabilities were usually exclusively provided by advanced industrial capabilities such as the United States, Russia, France, United Kingdom …

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The Impact of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict on Global Financial Markets

Since the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine war, the global capital markets had experienced the initial plunge on February 24, and then stabilized and rebounded in the second trading day on February 25. The three major U.S. stock indexes closed up collectively, with the Dow Jones industrial average, the …

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Infrastructure Stimulus and Finance: A Rethink

Junaid Ahmad Can infrastructure investments provide a strong stimulus for the Indian economy? The answer is a resounding but conditional yes: conditional on how the investments will be financed and spent. Size versus Leverage The policy discussions on how to finance infrastructure inevitably focus on the size of …

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Outlook 2022: Emerging markets

Andrew Rhymer Going into 2022, emerging markets are far better equipped to deal with Covid-19 than a year ago. Economic growth is slowing after the post-pandemic bounce amid a slowdown in China, and tighter monetary and fiscal policy elsewhere in emerging markets. If inflationary pressures ease, so should …

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