Over the summer Russian President Vladimir Putin went on a charm tour across Europe. In a whirlwind weekend he danced and dined his way through two important meetings, first at the Austrian Foreign Minister's wedding and then a garden party summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. I wasn't the only one to note the importance … Continue reading More Peace Dividends as Merkel and Macron Join Syria Summit in Sochi
I have to wonder when Russian President Vladimir Putin sleeps. He's busier than any other leader, traveling the globe while consistently changing the board state geopolitically. While everyone, including me, has had their eye on the turmoil in U.S. political circles over the past couple of weeks, Putin visited India and in a little less … Continue reading Muli-Polar Political Project Pushed Forward by Putin In India
Having just launched the official Gold Goats 'n Guns Podcast last week I'm delighted to bring you my first interview where I'm on the other side of the microphone, as it were. Alex Krainer is a commodities trader and the Author of Grand Deception: The Truth About Bill Browder, the Magnitsky Act, and Anti-Russian Sanctions … Continue reading Podcast Interview: Alex Krainer and the Grand Deception of Bill Browder
Vladimir Putin's charm tour of Germany and Austria last weekend is a significant sign of change to come. To the U.S. and European press Putin is only a step or two away from Hitler reincarnated (thanks chiefly to Bill Browder). It serves the purpose of maintaining the post WWII institutional order. But, Putin is always … Continue reading Is Trump Pushing Germany and Russia Together?
President Trump is out of options. So are his main vectors of information, the Israeli Firsters in his cabinet and family. Israel, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have lost the Syrian War and the ramifications of that are immense. Because by losing this war the U.S. has been revealed as a paper tiger incapable of … Continue reading No Peace in Strengthening Iran Sanctions
NATO is obsolete. Donald Trump made this argument back on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in his typically hyperbolic manner, he dressed down the organization for its hypocrisy over its mandate, which is to counter any aggression from Russia. But, the potential threat of a Russian invasion of Europe is nil. And, literally, everyone involved in … Continue reading Mr. Trump Tear Down This Alliance
I spent a few minutes chatting with Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) and Garland Nixon (@garlandnixon) on their radio show, Fault Lines on Sputnik Radio this morning. We went over the importance of Gazprom and its centrality to so many geopolitical hotspots around the world today. Gazprom is a company with the highest political risk of any stock … Continue reading Interview: Fault Lines – Gazprom and the Hybrid War on Europe
The latest twist of the Nordstream 2 Saga is the U.S. is now threatening to sanction the European companies acting as Gazprom's financier's for the pipeline. This threat has been there since President Trump signed sanctions bill spearheaded by a dying John McCain last summer. But, don't let appearances fool you. Trump wasn't reluctant about … Continue reading Nordstream 2 Reveals the Extent of U.S. Weakness