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  • 2nd Quarter Forecast Courtesy of Stratfor.com

    The administration of Donald Trump has said it would “level the playing field” of the global economy. To that end, the United States will pursue bilateral talks with its trade partners in hopes of more effectively asserting its interests. These efforts could include any number of measures, from creating the regulatory conditions needed to encou...

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  • For Greece and Its Creditors, the Clock Is Ticking

    For Greece and its creditors, time is slipping away. Both sides have strong incentive to wrap up a review of the country’s third bailout program by March. But despite the sense of urgency, a recent meeting between their representatives ended without a deal. Greek farmers protesting tax increases use their tractors to block a border ...

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  • Another Bump on Russia’s Road to Reconciliation

    Russia’s grand plans to change its relationship with the West this year have hit quite a few snags so far. At the start of the year, Moscow looked poised to divide the Western front against it by widening divisions within Europe while also cozying up to the new and seemingly friendlier presidential administration in the United States. But Russia&#...

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  • The Greek Economy and Why it Matters to Europe

    I have dear Greek friend, who lives and works in Athens.  We had a conversation this weekend and discussed the Greek economy and his observations about his nations future.  Why is this is issues in Greece of importance to Europe and in fact the world. Firstly the issues that led up tot the possibility two years ago that Greece may have left the European ...

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  • America’s First World War

    As winter ended in 1917, the Allies found themselves in a tight spot on the Western Front. The Germans had launched their spring offensive to devastating effect on March 21, cleaving a precarious gap between the French and British armies. Though the Germans fell short of reaching their ambitious plan to penetrate deep into Allied lines and shatter their ...

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