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The dominant globalization narrative of the last quarter century has overlooked the fact that the global economy has not so much globalized as regionalized. Three world’s major economic regions (North America, Western Europe, and East Asia) together account for as much as 80 percent of the global economy, with the North American region clearly dominant in terms of GDP per capita. READ MORE

September 6, 2016

Who’s afraid of the big bad BRICS? If there is a common thread to books about the BRICS, it is that they give the BRICS too much credit, both for good and for bad. READ MORE

July 31, 2016

It is irresponsible to advocate the overthrow of democracy in a situation like the Brexit vote where life and liberty are not at stake. Sometimes we all have to accept limits on our pursuit of happiness. READ MORE

July 18, 2016

China’s territorial claims are driven by a sense of historical victimization. READ MORE

July 16, 2016

China has grown out of isolationist poverty to occupy the centre of the world’s economy,bringing China’s people extraordinary improvements that is now coming to an end.It’s 13th Five-Year Plan sets out plans to support future growth,but at a high cost that the Chinese government is shying away from. READ MORE

June 26, 2016

China is the Saudi Arabia of steel, and then some. But the privatization of China’s SOEs is about much more than just reducing capacity in coal and steel. READ MORE

June 17, 2016

China may not be democratic, but it is increasingly “free”. READ MORE

June 2, 2016

Today’s world economy is not really a global economy; it has coalesced around three well-integrated regional economies: East Asia, Western Europe, and North America. READ MORE

April 27, 2016