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Edward Goldberg
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Edward Goldberg is a leading expert on globalization and how geo-economic/political events will shape our lives. He teaches various courses related to globalization as well as international marketing and international trade at Zicklin Graduate School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York. He is also on the adjunct faculty of the New York University Center for Global Affairs where he teaches International Political Economy as well as Emerging Markets. His name appears on Tom Keene of Bloomberg Surveillance list of 193 people to watch/follow in academic & market economics, with a touch of international relations. This list includes Paul Krugman, Martin Wolf, and Lawrence Summers etc. He is also currently writing a book- The Joint Ventured Nation: Why America Needs A New Foreign Policy. The book is on the conflict between Globalization and Realpolitik.

At Annisa Group ( his consulting firm, Mr. Goldberg has worked on global trade issues with such major companies as Goldman Sachs, Rockefeller Brother’s Fund, and Raiffeisen Zentralbank.

He is a much-quoted author, essayist and speaker on the subjects of globalization, international trade, U.S. economics, European-American relations, and U.S.-Russian relations. Among others, he has been cited by Thomas Friedman in The New York Times and in his book Hot Flat and Crowded, Roubini Global Economics, Yale Global on Line, and American Foreign Policy Interests. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and the Globalist. He has been interviewed by CNBC Television, Public Radio, CBS radio, The Hays Advantage-Bloomberg Radio, Associated Press Radio as well as Russian State Television.

Mr. Goldberg represented the United States Department of State at the International Conference on International Relations and Problems of Globalization in St. Petersburg, Russia where he delivered the opening address. He was a member of President Barack Obama's Foreign Policy Network Team for the 2008 Presidential election and was a member of Senator John Kerry's Russia and CIS Policy Team during the 2004 United States presidential election. In addition he testified at the United States Senate on matters relating to International Trade.

Mr. Goldberg has lectured at numerous prestigious institutions including:
• New York’s 92nd Street Y
• University of Pisa
• IESE Business School, University of Navarra
• The Kennan Institute
• Harriman Institute of Columbia University
• The New School
• Louisiana State University
• European Union Study Center of the City University of New York
• Weissman Center for International Business

Previously he founded and served as President of F.J. Elsner North America Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB) of Vienna, Austria, where he created a unique financing strategy that allowed the firm to become one of the leading companies exporting American Agricultural products.

He also served as Vice President, International Marketing and Principal for L.B. International a subsidiary of the Chilewich Group, one of the foremost American trading companies doing business with the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Asia.

Entries by Edward Goldberg

China and the One-Two Punch

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2015 | 10:16 PM

In the sport of boxing, a one-two punch is a combination of two blows, normally a left followed by a right cross, which could be devastating to the opponent. Well, economic theory has delivered a solid one -- two punch to China, throwing it off the economic trajectory the world...

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Russia: And the Danger of an Irrelevant Gas Station

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2015 | 5:32 PM

One of the key principles taught in International Relations is that a rising power threatens the world order. The example always given is pre World War I Germany and its rapid economic rise challenging England's dominance.

Globalization has totally changed this. Today's rising power (China) is the poster child...

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Congress and Lack of Immigration Reform: A Study on How to Undermine the U.S. Economy and America's Place in the World

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 9:14 AM

What is most surprising about the U.S. Congress today is how harmful its parochial views have become to America's long-term global economic interests.

Parochialism was always in the character of the House of Representatives. After all, its members appeal for renewed employment every two years based primarily on how they...

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A Global Disease Called Deflation

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 8:35 AM

Two weeks ago I wrote a piece entitled THE 5 KEY TRENDS IN GLOBALIZATION THAT ARE CHANGING AMERICA and THE WORLD. On account of on going geo/economic events and the recent action of the Fed, I think it is important to repost two sections of that piece.

Deflation -- Possibly...

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The 5 Key Trends in Globalization That Are Changing America and the World

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 8:24 AM

It is the season of lists: best movies, best books, and so on. Since I teach and write on globalization and international political economy, I thought I should continue a tradition I started several years ago of creating a different type of list: a geo-political-economic list -- a list of...

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For Once a Positive Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2014 | 11:34 AM

The original meaning of crisis is a turning point, decisive or crucial in time, whether good or bad. The overused negative interpretation is of a time of danger or threat. The U.S. is now in a real crisis but one that relates directly to the old meaning of the word.

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Cell Phones, the COP and ISIS

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 2:03 PM

The world has rarely been as stratified as it is today. Major countries and regions float by each other with different perceptions of the times and with a misunderstanding of each other's politics, cultures and institutions. Whether it is the United States, China, Brazil, Germany or even Russia, our markets...

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5 Instant Geopolitical Thoughts on the Horror in Ukraine

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 2:30 PM

1, Foreign policy leadership is sometimes a matter of luck. President Obama's announcements of stronger financial sanctions against Russia a day before the Malaysian plane crash was extremely fortuitous. It put him in front of the issue, prevented Republican criticism over leadership and gained the White House the moral high...

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Russia Is Worried About the Wrong Neighbor - A case of Continuously Poor Leadership

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 1:26 PM

Vladimir Putin is spending his country's fortune and reputation on Ukraine, fixated on the concept of Russian civilization as a power. But Putin's view of power as well as his view of the neighborhood he lives in skirts the reality of the 21st century. Whether on account of poor leadership,...

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Markets Trump Tanks -- The Number One Lesson From Ukraine

(12) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 10:39 AM

Carl Von Clausewitz the Prussian military theorist of the 1800s famously stated that, "War is the continuation of Politik by other means." Although his word 'politik' has been translated as either policy or politics over the years, Clausewitz's statement has been a key principle taught and debated in war colleges...

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Putin's Losing Chess Game and Other Thoughts on Ukraine

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 12:42 PM

The game of chess is to Russian elites as skiing is to the Swiss. It is said that Czar Ivan IV died in 1584 while playing in a chess match. When Lenin came into power, the government opened state sponsored chess academies. Even Stalin was addicted to the game. So...

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To Paraphrase Mark Twain -- The Reports of America's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

(14) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 9:16 AM

Geography has made America one of the lucky countries. But luck only goes so far, and a truly successful nation needs to be prudent enough to take advantage of that luck. Over the years, with all the agonizingly slow checks and balances demanded by a true democracy, America has been...

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The Globalization 5 -- How Globalization Changed America in 2013, and What It Might Mean for 2014

(12) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 8:16 AM

It is the season of lists: best movies, best books, and on and on. Since I teach and write on globalization and international political economy, I thought it would be interesting to continue a tradition I started last year of creating a different type of list: a geo-political-economic list --...

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America, The Middle East and the Cop on the Beat

(22) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 9:57 AM

Every once in a while, geography, its cousin geology, along with geo-economic interests, together raise their heads and signal that the world we know is changing. Usually it takes a crisis to recognize this transformation and the crisis itself then pales in a historic perspective to the changes that have...

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When Breaking News Is Only Headlines: Germany, the European Union and the U.S.

(2) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 9:10 AM

Of all this week's international news -- the horrors in Kenya, Rouhani at the UN, the negotiations over Syria -- it is what some might call 'the boring German election' that will have the greatest long-term impact on the interests of the United States.

Germany is not only the fourth...

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The Russian Meeting Part II -- On to the G20

(14) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 8:18 AM

If the Russian government was attuned to public relations, and there is a fair amount of evidence that they are not, they would be very happy with the events now in Egypt: it gets Snowden and the cancellation of the pre G-20 Moscow meeting between Obama /Putin meeting off the...

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The Russian Meeting

(7) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 9:34 PM

It's easy to applaud President Obama's decision to cancel the Moscow summit. How Russia acted in reference to Snowden affair was both inexcusable and set a new high for hypocrisy, which will not be easy to beat.

From the point of the White House the decision to call off...

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Bombing, Sovereignty, Globalization and Now the NSA

(19) Comments | Posted June 13, 2013 | 2:59 PM

This post, originally published May 6, 2013, has been updated to consider recent events.

This past week's disclosure of the NSA's secret Prism program once again brings us to Alice and Wonderland and Lewis Carroll's famous line, '"The time has come the walrus said, to talk of many things" of...

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Elevator Assets and the Rules for the New Mercantilism -- Israel, Russia, China and the United States

(9) Comments | Posted April 7, 2013 | 10:03 PM

How do you measure a country's wealth? One way traditionally was to look at a country's industrial strength, how many hard and fixed assets it had such as steel mills, auto factories, or oil wells. Today, a nation's wealth, and its potential is as likely to be measured by the...

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Foreign Policy, the Headlines, Reality, Europe and China

(3) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 8:41 PM

It seems that every time I turned on the national news or read a news report concerning American foreign policy during the past several weeks, it was not about foreign policy, but about Senator McCain doing his best to imitate King Lear. Seething over past disagreements with Senator Hagel or...

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