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Learnings from a Leak $

Learnings from a Leak  $

Read the following with caution. You may have seen the big controversy over Turkey’s attempt to block Twitter and YouTube in the country. Here’s why: an anonymous poster lifted the…

Some Worry About Putin More than Others $

Some Worry About Putin More than Others  $

The analysts have been pretty pragmatic about the whole Crimean thing. The prevailing wisdom is that there never was much that anybody could do about Russia’s designs on this peninsula.…

A Somewhat Petulant Admission of Failure $

A Somewhat Petulant Admission of Failure $

It has been less than a week since the Russians carved out a piece of the Ukraine as their own and the President of the US has thrown in the…

Is This the Spark that Ignites China? $

Is This the Spark that Ignites China?  $

The emotional response of the families that lost their loved ones to the apparent crash of Malaysian flight 370 is hard to watch. These are anguished people and they are…

Saudi Arabia Lashes Out at “World” over Syria $

Saudi Arabia Lashes Out at “World” over Syria  $

Saudi Arabia has voiced its displeasure that the world has not armed Syrian rebels with enough weapons to prove as a counterbalance to Syria’s Assad. Assad’s forces are now winning…

Apologies for our Focus on Ukraine, But… $

Apologies for our Focus on Ukraine, But… $

You may be getting tired of our focus on the events in Ukraine and the resulting actions by Russia. We apologize if you are.   But, there is a tremendous…

Sanction Wars have Started $

Sanction Wars have Started  $

You all knew it was coming, the US, Europe, and Russia are now exchanging a series of (lightweight so far) sanctions that have thus far been just the source of…

Draghi Tries to Talk the Euro Down

Draghi Tries to   Talk the Euro Down

     The euro is trading against the dollar at a two year high and that is not making   the task of the ECB any easier. The recovery of the…

If He’s Paying Attention, and Cares, This Could Stop Putin $

If He’s Paying Attention, and Cares, This Could Stop Putin  $

We talked late last week about the risks that Vladimir Putin faces if he indeed decides to annex parts of the Ukraine or wage an “invasion” as EU authorities warned…

Latest on the Ukraine Situation $

Latest on the Ukraine Situation  $

This weekend is going to be really interesting for the world. Crimea will vote on a referendum to essentially join Russia on Sunday (Saturday night by US time zones).  Here…

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