1. In many recent threads, the US national debt vs. GDP has been mentioned without any comparison to other nation's debt vs. GDP. I thought...
      


  2. Here is to share my recent post for my blog on Venezuela:  https://josechalhoub.blogspot.com/2019/06/has-venezuelas-crisis-reached.html. Hope it serves for discussion here in the forum. 
      


  3. https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/20/russia-coronavirus-ruble-stock-market-reaction-live-updates-a69640 https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/USDRUB:CUR My Russian Stories https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TNLgFNBS_jURlZiqkdZfYjG6DoGiYbcwcdn1e-62rUM/edit Rising Oil Prices Lift Russian Ruble and Stocks The latest on how the ruble and Russian stock markets are reacting to the coronavirus.   Updated: March...
      


  4. Relations between the US and Turkey are bound to deteriorate further after a US court found a Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran circumvent sanctions...
      


  5. I really don't think the on-and-off fears of Libyan oil production further upsetting the oil supply glut are founded in any way. There's no...
      


  6. The European Union has convened a wide-ranging industrial group to work on promoting the euro and fighting the monopoly of the U.S. dollar in...
      


  7. Many times political and geopolitical risks premiums have been overlooked by the investors, CEO's and the different players and actors in the global energy...
      


  8. The article is here by Dr. Daniel Fine-> https://www.daily-times.com/story/money/business/2018/04/29/fine-oil-speculation-and-natural-gas-lng-new-england-and-russia/525510002/ American oil production is poised to reach upward to 11 million barrels of oil per day if...
      


  9. President Donald Trump made a personal phone call to Conrad Black, whom I think is now in Toronto  (and has avoided coming into the...
      


  10. Let me inform you what is happening in the Ukraine. On March 16, a 33 year old woman from Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine died from COVID-19 complications, nine...


  11. There are shockingly close similarities between the Green New Deal of U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) that intends to get America off deep earth...
      


  12. https://www.wsj.com/articles/congress-sells-and-the-market-falls-11584918934 Behind a paywall, but the first paragraph and title says it all.   Also, this is the Wall Street Journal.  


  13. As an anecdote here, i did my masters research on how gazprom was expanding in eurasia controlled by the kremlin based on a cold...
      


  14. (The Independent)  -  Donald Trump said he fired John Bolton, writing in a tweet he “disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions” and adding he...
      


  15. One day they're Beijing's darling, ready to buy into Rosneft, now the CEO is missing, the company is in ruins and the Rosneft deal...
      


  16. If true, this has enormous geopolitical implications, especially with regards to Iran / Saudi rivalry.  And OPEC. Top Saudi Diplomat to Israeli Paper: ‘Age of...


  17. For want of an aardvark.... (The butterfly of doom effect). https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ButterflyOfDoom https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ForWantOfANail


  18. This may become a major political issue. Brasil plans on doubling output by 2024  


  19. Are we moving from smart to vulnerable? Just now: YES. Since january 23th, 2020, the lockdown city scenario is a hardly known, but now realistic...
      


  20. All settled between the U.S. and the EU after Trump-Juncker meeting (no word of Juncker's sciatica this time), so as the SCMP reports, Trump...
      


  21. With the current interesting issue going on regarding Sarawak region asserting its position in Malaysia and requesting more oil revenues, also considering the past...
      


  22. The World's Least-Free Countries Reveal Just How Much "Socialism Sucks" [Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World.  By Robert Lawson and...
      


  23. Does the launch of the petro-yuan represent the ultimate deathblow to the petrodollar – and the birth of a completely new set of rules? https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/The-Petrodollar-Isnt-Dead-Yet.html
      


  24. Defying President Trump, senators sent a strong signal Wednesday they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the slaying of journalist Jamal...


  25. China has slammed Taiwan for "stepping up efforts to steal intelligence with the aim of “infiltration” and “sabotage”, and warned the island against further...
      


  26. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QuCrs0388NSmjRo9FhGbkMswa6Hhu_MQKj7e9X0AK88/edit The Amazon Is Brazil’s, Not Yours, Bolsonaro Tells Europeans Should American and European inhabitants return the land to its state before forest use and agriculture...
      


  27. Just one day after U.S. president accused Pakistan and government in Islamabad for support terrorist, Pakistan's Central Bank announced how will be replacing dollar...
      


  28. Just a few days ago, according to local and international news outlets, a ship of venezuelan navy had a face off with an exploration...
      


  29. France's Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, has reopened the heated debate on the headscarf. Since 2004, it is unlawful in France to wear "conspicuously" religious signs...