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    How cryptocurrencies could boost the BRICS
    Sep08

    How cryptocurrencies could boost the BRICS

    Talking about the rise and rise of Bitcoin in China to the WEF, Eric Mu a local entrepreneur and Bitcoin miner listed the factors contributing to its popularity there: “…a large internet-savvy population, cheap and abundant hydropower, mature electrical manufacturing, capital control and a depreciating currency.” In fact, Mu could have been...

    The Brexit ‘divorce bill’ is nothing of the sort
    Sep06

    The Brexit ‘divorce bill’ is nothing of the sort

    Now that Polly Toynbee is weighing in with wails about the size of the Brexit bill, we know two things about the process. It’s a good thing to do and it’ll be remarkably good value. Every political compass does require its butt end after all. However, one thing everyone must understand is that we’re not being asked to pay a...

    What next for Alexei Navalny?
    Aug17

    What next for Alexei Navalny?

    Earlier this summer, Russia celebrated its 27th birthday. The National Day ceremonies didn’t go as smoothly as the country’s officials would have hoped. Anti-corruption protesters staged rallies at several big cities, with the largest protest in Moscow. Several thousand demonstrators marched through the capital’s main street,...

    Venezuela’s cheerleaders must be held to account
    Jul28

    Venezuela’s cheerleaders must be held to account

    “Venezuela” used to be a country. Now it’s a term of abuse. In the wake of last night’s Senate vote on Obamacare, for example, Twitter lit up with Trumpkins claiming that John McCain – John McCain! – wanted to turn America into a socialist paradise. #SkinnyRepeal defeated thanks to communists McCain, Murkowski & Collins, traitors...

    Why crashes and bangs rarely move markets
    Jul24

    Why crashes and bangs rarely move markets

    The world seems like a much more uncertain place today than it was before the financial crisis. The International Monetary Fund reckons that macroeconomic risk is running at twice the level it was before the failure of Lehman in 2008. The backwash from the crisis, debt-laden governments, low productivity and risk averse businesses and banks, has...

    Will Putin’s proxies ever be brought to justice for downing flight MH17?
    Jul17

    Will Putin’s proxies ever be brought to justice for downing flight MH17?

    Three years ago today, Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was destroyed over eastern Ukraine while on a scheduled flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 298 people on board were killed. Overwhelming evidence suggests that the Boeing 777 was destroyed by a Russian SA-11 Buk antiaircraft missile fired from territory controlled by pro-Russian...

    Chaos and order in a changing world
    Jun30

    Chaos and order in a changing world

    I first met Margaret Thatcher in the early 1970s, when she was Secretary of Education. My wife was doing research on education and urged that I meet her. It took a little doing because she did not see the absolute necessity of a Security Adviser meeting with a Minister of Education, but we did meet and it started a friendship, which lasted until...

    We were warned about Russia – but didn’t listen
    Jun29

    We were warned about Russia – but didn’t listen

    Russia tries to tell its neighbours what to do. Then it gets cross with them for objecting to its interference. That, in a nutshell, is the story of European security since 1991. The latest row with Norway exemplifies this. Norway, it is probably worth pointing out, is hardly an example of—to mimic the Kremlin’s propaganda memes—a historic...

    The power of Russian propaganda
    Jun23

    The power of Russian propaganda

    After the 2008 Georgian War, and then the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Moscow realised the limits of its hard power. The sovereign and independent countries that Putin had considered to be part of Russia’s “legitimate sphere of influence” were slipping away by building closer ties with Europe and the US. This was in clear opposition with...

    Voters – and not the FBI – should boot Trump out of office
    Jun23

    Voters – and not the FBI – should boot Trump out of office

    The British and the Americans remain divided by their common political language. A British prime minister can win a general election but be unseated by a party ballot. An American president, even when deposed by half the electorate and distrusted by his own party, is harder to dislodge. Thatcher and Blair went down like Julius Caesar, stabbed in...

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