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The Road To SAFTE

The Chinese Silk Road Initiative is an idea almost literally as old as civilization itself. There has always been a desire, nay, a need to transport goods and services safely and efficiently between two points of interest. And although I observe the pluck and tenacity of the Chinese, the oblique argument which keeps coming to… Continue reading The Road To SAFTE

Fiscal and Monetary Affairs · Fiscal and Monetary Theory

For the U.S. economy Fiscal not Monetary Policy may be the Answer

Late in April of 2017 the United States Federal Reserve decided to abstain from enacting what was expected to be only the second rate increase in what has started out as an eventful year. The logic undergirding this lack of monetary exuberance was the current level of United States economic growth, or rather lack thereof.… Continue reading For the U.S. economy Fiscal not Monetary Policy may be the Answer

East Asian Affairs · European Affairs · Fiscal and Monetary Theory · Political Theory · Russian Affairs · United Nations Diplomacy

A Time For Reckoning: Suggestions For The Future Of U.S., E.U. Relations

The below attached file is my latest thesis on suggestions for the future of U.S.- E.U. Relations in the newly minted Trump Administration. The paper seeks to first briefly describe what Secretary of Defense John Mattis has described as the “Arc of Instability” currently at play in European politics. It then offers timely suggestions as to what can be done to better relations between the United States and Europe at a time of budget deficits, Russian aggression, and rising violence from Islamic Fundamentalism.

The paper can be downloaded here: a-time-for-reckoning-suggestions-for-the-future-of-u-s-e-u-relations-final

Fiscal and Monetary Affairs · Fiscal and Monetary Theory · Middle Eastern Affairs · Russian Affairs

Russian Syrian War Expenditures Said to Top $800 Billion

In an exclusive contextual analysis of World Bank economic figures, it has been determined that Russia has expended in excess of $800 Billion US dollars in the war in Syria. Russia, whose involvement in the war, if the numbers are to be believed, goes back to at least 2011, and recently required them to Sell… Continue reading Russian Syrian War Expenditures Said to Top $800 Billion

European Affairs · Fiscal and Monetary Affairs · Fiscal and Monetary Theory · Political Theory

Position Paper on Funding of European Defense Agency Through Debt Restructuring

The underwhelming size of European Debt Holdings of United States Treasury Bonds fails to belie the comfortable position which a sizable share of interest European Banks have taken in the United States Treasury Securities Market. This fact does not go unnoticed by the author. However with outstanding debt totaling in excess of 1.24 trillion dollars… Continue reading Position Paper on Funding of European Defense Agency Through Debt Restructuring

Fiscal and Monetary Affairs · Fiscal and Monetary Theory · Pre-Wordpress Papers

Tangential Appreciation In U.S. Equities Seen

Market conditions and recent world events have precipitated a tangential, and appreciable increase in market performance which is by this writers estimates expected to last well beyond the end of the 4th quarter of this year, and be extended well into the 1st quarter of this year. There are a number of driving factors for… Continue reading Tangential Appreciation In U.S. Equities Seen

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Dark Source Minerals Will Only Increase Precipitous Decline in Energy Prices

Recently in the news their have been reports about how much black market oil is circulating in the global oil markets that is coming from the islamic state. Indeed the amount of oil coming from them is substantial. And just recently a senior U.S. administration official confirmed that in excess of 500 million dollars worth… Continue reading Dark Source Minerals Will Only Increase Precipitous Decline in Energy Prices