Russia’s Uneven Drive Toward Economic Self-Sufficiency

The Kremlin is trying to steer Russia’s economy toward a more self-sufficient model by decreasing the country’s reliance on imports […]

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 […]

Lonely Planet’s favourite final frontiers

By Joe Bindloss, Lonely Planet, Fifty years ago, the Starship Enterprise set out ‘to explore strange new worlds, to seek […]

The Big Picture

By John Mauldin, By Neil Howe, I’ve been a bit slow in bringing good friend Neil Howe’s predictions for 2016 […]

The cheapest countries to live in 2016

THRIFTY LIVING       Want to know where you can get cheap groceries, eat out for less and rent […]

7 Countries Near Bankruptcy

Puerto Rico defaulted on its $58 million debt repayment this week for the first time in its history. With its […]

Russia Nervously Eyes the U.S.-Iran Deal

By Reva Bhalla, Stratfor, When a group of weary diplomats announced a framework for an Iranian nuclear accord last week […]

Jim Rogers on Opportunities in Russia and Other Hated Markets

By: Casey_Research Nick Giambruno: Welcome, Jim. As you know, Doug Casey and I travel the world surveying crisis markets, and we always […]

Russia and China Rapprochement Akin to Porcupines Mating

By: Casey_Research That was how the slow and careful rapprochement between Russia and China has been described by Eric Margolis, one […]

Europe’s Malaise: The New Normal?

By George Friedman, Stratfor, Russia and Ukraine continue to confront each other along their border. Iraq has splintered, leading to […]