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When Fear Trumps Markets: Is The $100/bbl Oil Inevitable?

Is $100 a barrel (bbl) inevitable? Brent crude is now trading at $82/bbl, a four-year high, and most analysts believe it won’t stop there. The geopolitical and global financial climate is certainly hospitable to rising oil prices: Saudi Arabia’s Jamal Khashoggi crisis, the specter of Iran sanctions, turmoil in heavy oil-producing states like Venezuela and

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Germany and the US need a new beginning in their security relationship

In the snow-covered, fairy-tale city of Munich, global security leaders gathered for their yearly conclave, the Munich Security Conference, the Davos of foreign policy and power. However, instead of Bavarian glory, tension was in the air. This participant repeatedly saw speakers talking past each other, creating an impression that this was not a dialogue about

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Dr. Cohen Speaking at the Ukrainian World Congress

Imagining ‘State of the Art’/’Cutting Edge’ Cooperative Financial Endeavors, Ukrainian World Congress at 50 and Beyond: The Roadmap, Toronto, Canada, 11 November 2017. https://www.facebook.com/uketube/videos/1681737495189817/’

Russia Is Roaring Back to the Middle East While America Is Asleep

November 27, 2017 Originally posted in the National Interest: http://nationalinterest.org/feature/russia-roaring-back-the-middle-east-while-america-asleep-23323 Russia is back in the Middle East. The Kremlin is methodically creating a systematic geopolitical challenge to the interests of the United States and its allies. Moscow’s behavior is driven by a quest for prestige and influence, and a search for markets of its arms

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Trump’s task of balancing diplomacy in Asia with interests of his voters is no easy task

In his visit to East Asia, President Trump sought to make progress toward five big objectives. Those included reconfigure trade relations, especially with China; tackling North Korea’s aggressive nuclear posture; laying the foundations for a comprehensive Asia policy; reinforcing political-military alliances, particularly with Japan, South Korea and the Philippines; and dealing with China’s economic and

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