The Trump Shuffle: Two Steps Back, One Leap Forward

... Kurt Volker is one of the worst possible choices for this appointment, unless the plan is to accelerate the end of the standoff between Kiev and the Donbass. Regardless, it highlights the mixed bag that is Donald Trump. Watching him work in geopolitics is an exercise in surviving whiplash. Thursday, Poland speech bad. Friday, … Continue reading The Trump Shuffle: Two Steps Back, One Leap Forward

Gazprom Hikes Output Outlook Amid Tensions in Syria

... The escalation of tensions between U.S./Israeli forces and the pro-Assad coalition in Syria these past two weeks come while Turkey and Russia announced construction of the Turkish Stream pipeline is officially underway in the Black Sea. Gazprom never stopped building its side of the above-ground portion of the pipeline, even when it was South Stream. … Continue reading Gazprom Hikes Output Outlook Amid Tensions in Syria