Category: Economy

The incoming Biden administration looks to tax and regulate

Joe Biden campaigned last year as both a moderate and a progressive. As he prepares to take the oath of office on Wednesday, discerning the policy direction of his new administration seems clear enough, at least in two areas: regulation and tax…

2021 – Global and US LOOK AHEAD

        US political outlook 2021 ·         The real choice in European and especially German politics is whether to support eurozone integration ·         What’s in store for Emmanuel Macron in 2021 ·         A Brexit deal frees the UK of Brussels control – what is the…

How to Hide a Russian Fortune on the French Riviera

WRITTEN BY SOPHIE BALAY In response to Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, the European Union banned more than 100 Russian officials and businessmen from entering its territory and froze their European assets. The move was meant to punish well-connected Russians…

A National Security Perspective on Vertical Farming: Reducing Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

Since the very earliest wars, battlefield commanders have known that a successful strategy is to use food as a weapon. Vertical farming is a bold approach that will become a critical national asset — and will require protection. Vertical farming…

Global risk scenarios

Risk scenarios Events may diverge from The Economist Intelligence Unit’s forecast in ways that affect global business operations. The main risks are represented by the following scenarios. Very high risk = greater than 40% probability that the scenario will occur…

China’s OBOR Initiative and it’s Debt Burden Choking Emerging Markets

Across the world, China is busy lending large sums of money to economically vulnerable countries and then leveraging that debt for strategic gain. That’s according to a new academic report prepared for the US State Department by the Harvard Kennedy…

China’s One Belt One Road Initiative – A push for influence or debt?

An interview with Sijbren de Jong, a strategic analyst at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. Interviewer: Małgosia Krakowska neweasterneurope.eu MAŁGOSIA KRAKOWSKA: When the Chinese president announced the One Belt One Road Initiative (OBOR), it was hailed as the “project…

Saudi America – How New Tech Is Creating Another Oil Boom

Just when you thought there couldn’t be any more oil in Texas … new technology is about to unlock an extremely shallow field that is brimming with heavy oil that has been impossible to recover–until now. Many oil companies have…

A Global Eurodollar Shortage

The World Bank just released a telling report entitled “Trade Developments in 2016: Policy Uncertainty Weighs on World Trade”. Though they deflect the problems in global trade to areas such as excessive regulatory initiatives and policy uncertainty (which is true),…