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    HERE IT IS: SocGen’s Intense Chart With The Swans
    Jan15

    HERE IT IS: SocGen’s Intense Chart With The Swans

    Societe Generale is out with its latest quarterly chart of “swan” risks — and it’s looking pretty ominous. Technically speaking, “black swan” risks are by definition nearly impossible to predict — and when they come, it’s bad. But the point that SocGen’s swan chart is trying to show is there are economic...

    BRIC? Bye, BRIC: Another shift in global economic power
    Jan15

    BRIC? Bye, BRIC: Another shift in global economic power

    Natalie Behring/Bloomberg/Getty Images In late November 2001, while fires still burned in the rubble of the Twin Towers, Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill put out a report reframing the global balance of power. Four countries, he said, would dominate economic growth—China, Russia, India and Brazil. Reaching for a name to call this new...

    World Economic Forum Warns Over International Conflicts
    Jan15

    World Economic Forum Warns Over International Conflicts

    LONDON— Following a year that’s seen the conflict in Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State, geopolitical issues are considered to be the biggest threat to global stability over the coming decade, according to experts polled by the World Economic Forum. In its 2015 Global Risks Report, published Thursday, the WEF found “interstate...

    World Economic Forum warns over international conflicts
    Jan15

    World Economic Forum warns over international conflicts

    LONDON (AP) — Following a year that’s seen the conflict in Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State, geopolitical issues are considered to be the biggest threat to global stability over the coming decade, according to experts polled by the World Economic Forum. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Ahead of annual gathering in Davos, World Economic Forum warns over conflicts between states
    Jan15

    Ahead of annual gathering in Davos, World Economic Forum warns over conflicts between states

    Following a year that’s seen the conflict in Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State, geopolitical issues are considered to be the biggest threat to global stability over the coming decade, according to experts polled by the World Economic Forum. …read more Source: FOX...

    World Economic Forum warns over international conflicts
    Jan15

    World Economic Forum warns over international conflicts

    LONDON (AP) — Following a year that’s seen the conflict in Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State, geopolitical issues are considered to be the biggest threat to global stability over the coming decade, according to experts polled by the World Economic Forum. In its 2015 Global Risks Report, published Thursday, the WEF found “interstate...

    World Economic Forum warns over international conflicts
    Jan15

    World Economic Forum warns over international conflicts

    LONDON (AP) — Following a year that’s seen the conflict in Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State, geopolitical issues are considered to be the biggest threat to global stability over the coming decade, according to experts polled by the World Economic Forum…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Back and Forth in Central African Republic’s Unholy War
    Jan15

    Back and Forth in Central African Republic’s Unholy War

    That Central African Republic even managed to squeeze into last year’s news cycle is a grim feat. After all, it was stacked against heavyweights like the July downing of a Malaysian jet over eastern Ukraine, protests across the U.S. over several police killings of unarmed black men, an unprecedented Ebola outbreak, as well as a summer war...

    Ukraine Steps Up Mobilization, Warns of Russian Aggression
    Jan15

    Ukraine Steps Up Mobilization, Warns of Russian Aggression

    Ukraine’s parliament voted on Thursday to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top security official warned that Russian forces backing separatist rebels had sharply increased military activity in the east. “Russian aggression is continuing. There has been a significant surge in the intensity of...

    FP’s Situation Report: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula takes global spotlight; Senate threatens to scuttle Iran nuclear deal; Top U.S. war crimes diplomat steps down; and more of what you need to know from around the world.
    Jan15

    FP’s Situation Report: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula takes global spotlight; Senate threatens to scuttle Iran nuclear deal; Top U.S. war crimes diplomat steps down; and more of what you need to know from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Yes-No-Maybe? AQAP claims it orchestrated the Charlie Hebdo attacks under orders by the network’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahri. That raises questions about just how much — if any — command and control core al Qaeda has over its franchises and how it manages to evade intelligence officials, who don’t...