John Ross: US growth under Trump slowest since World War II

US President Donald Trump held a special press conference following the announcement of US annualized quarter-on-quarter growth of 4.1 percent in the second quarter to claim that this was "historic" - by which he meant "historically high." This was a particularly clear case of "fake news" coming from a US president.......

​Danilo Türk: Three key messages of China's 40-year reform and opening-up

​Liu Zongyi: Foreign policy key for Modi in 2019 elections

​Ding Gang: Street vendors economy unsustainable

John Ross: A trade war will cut US living standards

The U.S. media is aware that the Trump administration has only a narrow window of opportunity to attack China in the "trade war" before the situation in the U.S. worsens. The Trump administration aims to use the normal upswing of the U.S. business cycle in 2018 to disguise the pain that U.S. tariffs are causing for the U.S. population, companies, workers and farmers – before a downturn of the U.S. business cycle in 2019-2020 makes that pain more severe.......

Liu Zongyi: Foreign policy key for Modi in 2019 elections

Various political parties are gearing up for India's general elections slated for the first half of 2019. Apart from the fierce competition with opposition parties, there are internal conflicts within the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Opposition parties, notably the Congress party, are anxious to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his BJP, while Modi's own party members are trying to replace him. It seems that the focus of the struggle is on Modi. So, have his domestic and foreign......

Danilo Turk: In search of balance, Intellectual property and technology transfer

This June the EU issued a formal communication following the dispute settlement procedures of the World Trade Organization. The EU is requesting consultations with China relating to Article 64 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. The EU alleges China imposes restrictions on foreign intellectual property rights holders, who, because of restrictions, cannot freely negotiate market–based contractual terms of licensing and other technology-related contracts. The......

William Jones: How Many Soybeans Can the Europeans Eat?

A trade deal between the European Union and the U.S. is said to be in the works, causing a temporary relaxation of tensions between the two.......