Opinion: Russia is the world’s biggest loser from oil’s crash, and that’s reason to worry

Russia’s economy and power is highly dependent on oil and energy prices, writes George Friedman. Editor’s note: The opinions in […]

Inside a Siberian Crypto Mining Complex

In Siberia, cheap hydropower, cold climate, and abandoned Soviet industrial infrastructure has made the region of Irkutsk an attractive spot […]

Central banks bought more gold in 2018 than any year since 1967- WGC

* Gold demand rose 4 pct to 4,345.1 tonnes in 2018 * Central bank purchases surged 74 percent to 651.5 […]

The Geopolitics of the United States, Part 2: American Identity and the Threats of Tomorrow

We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory […]

Why engage in proxy war? A state’s perspective

Author Daniel L. Byman Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy Editor’s Note:States use proxies for many reasons, writes […]

The Economic History of the Last 2,000 Years in 1 Little Graph

That headline is a big promise. But here it is: The economic history of the world going back to Year […]

The Oil Market is Bigger Than All Metal Markets Combined

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist,   Ever since the invention of the internal combustion engine, oil has been one of […]

Russia may soon issue its own official blockchain-based currency, the CryptoRuble

Russia will issue its own official cryptocurrency, the CryptoRuble, capping months of speculation about the country’s approach to the technology. […]

Russia Stirs the Hornet’s Nest

Forecast Highlights Russia will keep trying to exploit divisions in the western Balkans, traditionally a theater of competition for many […]

The Geopolitics of Nuclear Weapons

By George Friedman, Xander Snyder, and Cheyenne Ligon, Geopolitical Futures President Trump has reversed his stance on a number of […]