Papers for the IMF on Finances of Bashar al-Assad

These are the papers, and excel sheets which are available for download on the Finances of Bashar al-Assad. IMF Paper on Russian and Syrian Finances PDF Syrian World Bank Figures IMF Excel Sheet

Looking Ahead 2018: Putin’s Patience

In an increasingly polarized World we find ourselves cautious, yet hopeful, deliberative, but also reticent. The events which will shape the upcoming year will revolve around two distinct narratives, in my opinion. The first of these is the administrations calculus concerning the Kim Jong-Un régime in North Korea, and the unforeseen consequences of policy both…

Peace must be effectuated with the Kim Jong-Un Régime

The situation concerning North Korea’s nuclear weapons testing is dire indeed. The testing near Manpo and defector accounts of Radiation poisoning and birth defects was shocking and extremely disturbing information. The scale of the Humanitarian and Ecological disaster which is to take place for the region will be unprecedented. The process which comes next will…

Kim Jong Un; Menace to Society: Op-Ed

Kim Jong-Un; Menace to Society: Op-Ed By: Kevin M. Miller Kim Jong-Un is a menace to society. The situation concerning North Korea’s nuclear weapons testing is dire indeed. The testing near Manpo and defector accounts of Radiation poisoning and birth defects was shocking and extremely disturbing information. The scale of the Humanitarian and Ecological disaster…

Basel IV Reforms Must Be Pursued Post-Haste Yet With Prudence: Op-Ed

With the passage and implementation of Basel III reforms in the post 2008 global recession environment a solid amelioration of the financial markets was accomplished which led to an increase in transparency, industry, and productivity throughout all markets which has as of late made itself known. The abundance of wealth which these reforms, as well…

Mugabe and the Sahel: Building a Partnership for Peace

To effectuate change in the geopolitical calculus in Sub-Saharan South Africa it will be necessary for current practioners to take a step back from the situation and conclude that the current pace of things is far too slow; in places like South Sudan, and Libya; and far too fast, in places like Mali, Niger, and…

Period of Marked Growth and High Turbulence Expected in World Wide Equities

Prevailing trends point to a substantive increase in financial markets with modification. The original forecast for markets by Kevin’s Politics Blog which foresaw a tangential, and sustained increase in the Dow Jones Industrial Average to in excess of 24,300 by years end remains on track. While the forecast for Spot Gold; Commodities Futures; and West…

Notes on Ambassador Nikki Haley’s Speech on Iran Nuclear Deal

The speech as given at the American Enterprise Institute was one full of fortune should the current administration decide to withdraw it’s support. It was given less than three days after North Korea detonated what is suspected to be, if proven true, there first ever detonation of a Hydrogen based weapon. This news also came…

Speech By Ambassador Nikki Haley on JCPoA Iran Deal

The following is video from Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the American Enterprise Institute hosting a speech and discussion by United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, on the (J)oint (C)omprehensive (P)lan (o)f (A)ction; the JCPoA, or Iran Deal. The Moderator is AEI Senior Vice President Ms. Danielle Pletka. Video Below: