The gloves came off in Syria the day Donald Trump addressed the United Nations. Russia has openly accused the U.S. of using proxy forces to attack its troops enforcing agreed to ‘de-escalation’ zones in Idlib. The race to the end-game in Syria is on.
There was little to like in Donald Trump’s UN speech yesterday. A tired rehash of half-truths, omissions and outright lies it ticked all the pro-US boxes, played to the peanut gallery and let everyone know that the new sheriff plays by the same old rules. I spoke with a friend last night about Donald Trump’s … Continue reading Trump’s Speech and Why it was All About the Dollar
With Pro-Assad forces liberating Deir-Ezzor the real war in Syria begins as the full-extent of the U.S.'s 'Plan B' is revealed.
Vladimir Putin's proposal to the UN Security Council to introduce UN Peacekeepers into the breakaway republics of Ukraine is an important counter to U.S. moves to ratchet up the violence along the contact line.
Trump's ceding foreign policy to the neocons has created a new set of problems that are forcing Germany's realignment and possible sanctions relief for Russia.
Since Vladimir Putin's meeting with Ethereum creator, Vitalik Buterin, multiple cryptocurrency projects involving Russia have been announced. The latest is a blockchain research center backed by Vnesheconombank.
There is so much confusion about economic statistics and basic definition of terms such as 'savings.' I wrote a lengthy reply to a commentator on my latest article at Russia Insider that I thought should help clarify some of the terminology I use and why I hate GDP as a statistic. I'm not talking about … Continue reading Savings Versus “Pool of Real Savings”: Clarification
Russian equities have bounced nicely since the U.S. Senate passed the new sanctions bill back in June. Economic tailwinds and likely rate cuts should support a further rally in the second half of 2017.