S. George Marano

S. George Marano

Dr S. George Marano is the founder and principal consultant of RBV Consulting Group, a boutique strategic management consulting firm. His experience of over 20 years spans many fields, including the corporate world, government and academia, and he has a deep knowledge of international business, specialising in Asia. Furthermore, Dr Marano is a geopolitical and geoeconomics analyst who has been published widely. He holds a PhD in strategic management and international business, MBA, Master of Commerce (RMIT University) and has a graduate diploma in Asian Law (The University of Melbourne).

Latest from S. George Marano

Opinion | Why a third term for President Xi Jinping makes sense for pragmatic China

Amid US tensions and increasing international hostility, and with domestic issues to tackle including an economic transition and inequality, Xi provides the stability China needs.

Amid US tensions and increasing international hostility, and with domestic issues to tackle including an economic transition and inequality, Xi provides the stability China needs.

28 Nov 2021 - 6:45AM
Opinion | As China rises, can the US arrest its own destruction?

Don’t expect America to come back stronger after its Afghanistan debacle, like it did post Vietnam. The difference between 1975 and now is that neoliberalism has hollowed out the US, undermined its government, and deepened inequality and social tensions.

Don’t expect America to come back stronger after its Afghanistan debacle, like it did post Vietnam. The difference between 1975 and now is that neoliberalism has hollowed out the US, undermined its government, and deepened inequality and social tensions.

27 Oct 2021 - 2:49AM
Opinion | The Sino-US power struggle is not China’s to win, but the West’s to lose

US military adventurism and predatory capitalism are allowing Beijing to entice nations aggrieved with the West, as China’s rise intersects with the US’ decline. To turn things around, the US and its allies need a radical shift in their foreign policy thinking.

US military adventurism and predatory capitalism are allowing Beijing to entice nations aggrieved with the West, as China’s rise intersects with the US’ decline. To turn things around, the US and its allies need a radical shift in their foreign policy thinking.

13 Sep 2021 - 1:30AM
Opinion | Why China’s governance model will be exported – whether Beijing likes it or not

While transplanting China’s system won’t work, hybrid forms can succeed, especially when supported by Chinese investment. Countries looking to prosper will inevitably consider China’s model, and it is only natural that China will entertain these overtures.

While transplanting China’s system won’t work, hybrid forms can succeed, especially when supported by Chinese investment. Countries looking to prosper will inevitably consider China’s model, and it is only natural that China will entertain these overtures.

22 Jul 2021 - 9:15AM
Opinion | With China’s coming economic ascendancy, how will the US react?

China is now expected to leapfrog the US by 2028, and amplify its power projection to a new level. To the US, this will be an ego-shattering moment, as it has long leveraged its economic advantage into strategic power.

China is now expected to leapfrog the US by 2028, and amplify its power projection to a new level. To the US, this will be an ego-shattering moment, as it has long leveraged its economic advantage into strategic power.

30 Apr 2021 - 4:59AM
Opinion | Four more years: why America is likely to vote for Donald Trump after all

With America divided and uncertain, expect the president to position himself as the saviour of the US and exploit to great effect Biden’s weaknesses. The Democratic Party’s position of holding the moral high ground, as Hillary Clinton did in 2016, will also enrage many voters.

With America divided and uncertain, expect the president to position himself as the saviour of the US and exploit to great effect Biden’s weaknesses. The Democratic Party’s position of holding the moral high ground, as Hillary Clinton did in 2016, will also enrage many voters.

29 Aug 2020 - 3:42AM
Macroscope | Lessons from coronavirus pandemic will show that our economic models are deeply flawed

Possible shortages in vital commodities, such as medicine, during the coronavirus pandemic call policies based on the Ricardian theory of comparative advantage, neoliberalism and location economics into question.

Possible shortages in vital commodities, such as medicine, during the coronavirus pandemic call policies based on the Ricardian theory of comparative advantage, neoliberalism and location economics into question.

1 Apr 2020 - 10:18PM
Opinion | US exit from Afghanistan would leave the way clear for China to increase its influence in the region

China’s shared border with Afghanistan through the Wakhan Valley and its model of non-intervention are advantages it can exploit to cement its foothold in the region.

China’s shared border with Afghanistan through the Wakhan Valley and its model of non-intervention are advantages it can exploit to cement its foothold in the region.

11 Dec 2019 - 1:26AM
Eye on Asia | Trump has one more weapon in his US-China trade war arsenal – the Trans-Pacific Partnership

A resurrection of the Obama-era pact would put the US back in the driver’s seat in the Asia-Pacific, with the power to divert trade away from China. The TPP would be more effective in containing China than Trump’s current suite of tariffs and export bans.

A resurrection of the Obama-era pact would put the US back in the driver’s seat in the Asia-Pacific, with the power to divert trade away from China. The TPP would be more effective in containing China than Trump’s current suite of tariffs and export bans.

4 Nov 2019 - 11:02AM
Opinion | All-out trade war between China and the US leaves no room for optimism

Disputes over trade practices are only part of the larger power struggle between the two. Despite recent conciliatory remarks, the conflict is unlikely to wind down any time soon. Expect it to drag on, if not escalate.

Disputes over trade practices are only part of the larger power struggle between the two. Despite recent conciliatory remarks, the conflict is unlikely to wind down any time soon. Expect it to drag on, if not escalate.

16 Jan 2019 - 8:34AM
Donald Trump’s trade war with China has not done the US any favours so far

The US has tipped its hand too much in the current trade dispute while China has come out of the conflict looking better.

The US has tipped its hand too much in the current trade dispute while China has come out of the conflict looking better.

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