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Daniel Wagner

Trump Should Tackle America's Infrastructure Crisis Head On

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

This weekend's mandatory evacuation order for residents downstream from California's Oroville Dam is a reminder of what a perilous state so much of Am...

Why Corporate Values Matter, even if Not All Consumers Care

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.07.2017 | Business
Daniel Wagner

VW has paid a deservedly high price for its emission scandal, with more than $20 billion in total fines, having suffered severe damage to its reputati...

Rising Political Risk in Asia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.04.2017 | World
Daniel Wagner

As the world continues to gyrate from the political paradigm shift under way with the rise of 'alternative' political movements, many countries will s...

The Pending Russia/U.S. Reset: Birth of a New Business Model?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.20.2017 | World
Daniel Wagner

Certain guiding principles have proven instrumental in shaping our views of the world. Among them, for many Americans and Russians, is the belief that...

The Importance of Political Risk Insurance in the Era of Disruption

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.12.2017 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Political risk exists everywhere, as does uncertainty about how, when, or whether it will manifest itself in ways detrimental to international traders...

2017: The Beginning of the Era of Disruption

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.01.2017 | World
Daniel Wagner

In this era of dramatic, rampant, and incessant political change, predictions about the future can no longer be based either on conventional wisdom or...

2017 Promises to be a Year of Unprecedented Risk

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.17.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

There is no denying that 2016 was a year filled with significant and tangible unanticipated events in the political, economic and security realms. Whe...

The Growing Severity Of Cyber-Attacks And How To Protect Against Them

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.14.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Despite the fact that cyber-attacks occur with greater frequency and intensity around the world, many either go unreported or are under-reported, leav...

What Would Happen If The U.S. Withdrew From The TPP

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.25.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

President-Elect Trump's threat to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should be taken seriously, despite how mercurial he has already proven to be in failing to follow through on a variety of other campaign promises.

Are We All Just Gibbering Chimpanzees with the Attention Span of Goldfish?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Like many of you, I have communicated with a number of friends abroad about the result of the U.S. election. Every one of them have been genuinely sho...

Trump and the Coming Death of Multilateralism

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.12.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

It is truly odd that the U.S. and global stock markets actually rose in the days following the election of Donald Trump as president, as if a few pass...

Expect More Dramatic Political Change in Asia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.09.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

For decades Asia was thought to be unable to translate populist political sentiment into change at the ballot box, with communist autocracies, militar...

Why Trump Won

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

That the entire presidential electoral process has been turned into a multi-billion-dollar enterprise where 'entertainment' trumps substance turns my stomach. That said, this election appears also to represent an important turning point.

The Price the World May Pay for America's Presidential Election

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.17.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The damage that has been done to the American psyche as a result of this circus of an election is disastrous and will have lingering consequences. The...

How to be a Savvy Overseas Investor

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

After having been the top destination of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) for decades, China's investment orientation has become increasingly ou...

Duterte's First 100 Days

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys a "very good" net satisfaction rating three months into his presidency, and high approval ratings from ...

History Is No Longer An Accurate Guide To The Future

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.04.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

One need look no further than the outcome of the Brexit vote or the Colombian peace referendum to see how spectacularly the pollsters and bookies got it wrong.

Malaysia's Dangerous Path

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.30.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Muslims from around the world have long chosen Malaysia as a holiday destination, being widely viewed as a moderate Muslim country, where people of di...

Managing Risk in an Era of Chronic Unpredictability

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

It was not so long ago that managing political risk had a primarily developing world connotation, referring to those 'other' countries half a world aw...

China's Nine-Dash Line and its Misplaced National Pride

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Even after The Hague decision, China's government continues to vociferously argue that its 'nine-dash line' of sovereignty over the entire South China...

Duterte, Trump, and Implications of 'Sticking It' to the Rest of the World

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.13.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Rodrigo Duterte has only been in office a few months in the Philippines but is giving Donald Trump a run for his money as the most bombastic and outrageous political figure on the global media stage.

Trump's Rise Is Everyone's Responsibility

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Republicans aren't solely responsible for income inequality in America any more than Democrats are for the country's immigration problem. It has taken two to tango on these, and a variety of other topics, over the course of decades.

China's Zero Sum Vision Of The World

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The emergence of a new global power has often profoundly shifted the geopolitical landscape and caused considerable discomfort among the established o...

A Cyber-Attack on a U.S. Election is Inevitable

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Co-authored by Pedram Gholipour Since Direct Recording Electronic voting machines first came into vogue in the U.S. in 2002, a team of cyber-academic...

Decoding China-U.S. Relations

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.08.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Citizens of any nation will naturally rally around their flag when they believe they are under attack, have been offended, or want to flex their muscl...