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Entries from September 2011

Tom Barnett : The New Rules: The Rise of the Rest Spells U.S. Strategic Victory

September 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Geopolitics

Tom Barnett, one of my favourite thinkers on geopolitics . . . The New Rules: The Rise of the Rest Spells U.S. Strategic Victory By Thomas P.M. Barnett | 12 Sep 2011 The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has garnered America almost as much schadenfreude from the world as the original events did. Back in […]

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Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, CEO, Nestles on Food . .

September 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Markets

Very interesting thoughts on a global scale on price, food, free markets, fuel . . . . SEPTEMBER 3, 2011 Can the World Still Feed Itself? Yes, says Nestle’s chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, but not if we burn food for fuel, fear genetic advances and fail to charge for water. By BRIAN M. CARNEY Vevey, Switzerland As […]

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Edward Luttwak on Israeli security, Henry Kissinger, the Arab Spring, and the death of Osama Bin Laden

September 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Geopolitics

  Interesting thinking . . the kind I like the most http://www.tabletmag.com/news-and-politics/76739/qa-edward-luttwak/ Q&A: Edward Luttwak The military strategist talks about Israeli security, Henry Kissinger, the Arab Spring, and the death of Osama Bin Laden By David Samuels|September 6, 2011 12:01 AM   Edward Luttwak is a rare bird whose peripatetic life and work are the envy […]

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Gerhard Schröder : Perspectives . . .

September 6th, 2011 · No Comments · Geopolitics

Not one of my favourite people . . but worth reading . . . 09/05/2011 01:16 PM SPIEGEL Interview with Gerhard Schröder ‘Europe Needs to Wake Up’ In a SPIEGEL interview, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, 67, discusses the German government’s learning curve in the euro crisis and his idea of a United States of Europe. He […]

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George Friedman : 9/11 and the Successful War

September 6th, 2011 · No Comments · Geopolitics

George Friedman’s perspective . . . .   9/11 and the Successful War Created Sep 6 2011 – 03:54     By George Friedman It has been 10 years since 9/11, and all of us who write about such things for a living are writing about it. That causes me to be wary. I prefer being […]

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