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Taiwan In A Precarious Position As China’s Military Power Grows

Taiwan In A Precarious Position As China’s Military Power Grows

The relationship with mainland China is what has dominated the politics of Taiwan, since the island became the last main redoubt of the Nationalists in 1949. The most important issue that divides the two main Taiwanese political parties 68 year later, remains how to manage an increasingly powerful China. The island’s founding party the conservative […]

Greece On The Precipice Of Financial Disaster?

Greece On The Precipice Of Financial Disaster?

The debt crisis in Greece has been an ongoing state of affairs, ever since the international financial crisis of 2007 and 2008. The aftermath of this instability would hit the Greek economy in late 2009. The immediate trigger would be the turmoil caused by the Great Recession, that started in the United States and spread […]

Iraq: Can Unity Be Restored To A Fractious Country?

Iraq: Can Unity Be Restored To A Fractious Country?

Last October, the battle for Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq began. In March of 2017, there is little doubt that the metropolis, will soon be retaken from ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). This final engagement spearheaded by the Iraqis military,will effectively end the caliphate of ISIS, which was declared just two […]

United States World Position Will Be Undone With The End Of The Petrodollar

United States World Position Will Be Undone With The End Of The Petrodollar

Many Americans are totally unaware how dependent their standard of living has become, to the global role of the United States dollar (USD). The petrodollar system, has supported the United States (U.S.) currency in the world economy, since the early 1970’s. The premiere reserve position the American dollar has held for over forty years, has […]

Ecuador: End To The Socialist Era Problematic, Even With The Departure Of President Correa

Ecuador: End To The Socialist Era Problematic, Even With The Departure Of President Correa

The first round of presidential elections in Ecuador, failed to deliver President Rafael Correa the result he desired. Held on February 19th the socialist candidate Lenin Moreno, failed to receive the 40% required, to prevent a second round in April. Correa has already threatened to dissolve both the executive and legislative branches of government, if […]

Israel And The Palestinians: A Viable Political Solution Remains Elusive

Israel And The Palestinians: A Viable Political Solution Remains Elusive

The situation between Israel and the Palestinians has remained an intractable issue since the late 1940’s. There has been no viable political solution, because both sides have allowed a fallacy to continue for 70 years. This is the perspective that the way to peace, is through the establishment of another sovereign state in territory Israel […]

Elections In The Netherlands And The Continuing Rise Of Populism In Europe

Elections In The Netherlands And The Continuing Rise Of Populism In Europe

The political landscape of Europe began to shift in 2016, and this year will likely bring even more changes. Last year, the unexpected result of the referendum in the United Kingdom, shook the establishment out of its complacency. The first salvo of the rising European populist movement in 2017, will be the national elections in […]

Oil Markets To Remain Unbalanced Due To Abundant Global Crude Supplies

Oil Markets To Remain Unbalanced Due To Abundant Global Crude Supplies

The members of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) continue to insist that their efforts to reduce global supplies of crude are progressing as expected. This was being done in an attempt to provide support for a higher price structure. Analysts in the industry are reporting a near 90% compliance, to the recent output […]

The Bottom Line For NAFTA And Free Trade In North America

The Bottom Line For NAFTA And Free Trade In North America

The North American Free Trade Agreement known as NAFTA, unites the three largest economies on the continent. The trade pact between Canada, Mexico and the United States went into effect as of 1994. In recent times, 14% of world trade takes place inside this trading zone. There has been a great deal of controversy recently, […]