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The Afghan Problem: Logistics, Re-supply & Growing Violence

May 18, 2010 at 08:43

Recent events highlight both the possibilities and fragility of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) presence in Afghanistan nine years after Operation Enduring Freedom began. There were a number of…

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: Who to Believe?

May 17, 2010 at 16:56

As we enter a week without further news as to whether BP's efforts to place a containment vessel over the oil leak in the subsurface, two news articles were published...

Unhinged: When Concrete Reality No Longer Matters to the Market (and What to Do About It)

May 17, 2010 at 13:26

Something profound has happened, obscured by all the concerns about economic details and speculation about whether we are in a “deep recession” or a “depression,” a “nascent recovery” or a…

Is Obama Following Europe Down the Economic Rabbit Hole

May 17, 2010 at 12:56

The most troubling aspect of the West’s current policy turmoil is not the European meltdown led by Greece and Spain. It is instead President Barack Obama’s unflinching insistence on rushing…

Where to Buy on the Dip

May 17, 2010 at 11:21

There is a new war underway between two forms of capitalism. The traditional type is driven by the big global multinationals we all know and love which are being aggressively…

Iran’s Nuclear Gamble

May 16, 2010 at 21:43

Iran’s nuclear program has dominated world headlines since the revelation of secret facilities in August 2002. Endless negotiations and three rounds of sanctions have followed with no compromise in sight.…

EIA’s Energy Outlook for 2010 Reveals Disturbing Figures

May 15, 2010 at 09:02

The Energy Information Administration just released their Annual Energy Outlook for 2010: Annual Energy Outlook 2010 It is about 220 pages long, and therefore I haven’t had a chance…

After 30 Years Thatcherism Comes to an End

May 15, 2010 at 08:51

This week's creation of a Conservative led coalition with the Liberal Democrats has brought the period associated with Margaret Thatcher after her election in 1979 to an end. The UK…

Oil Prices Drop Further in Week as Euro’s Travails Continue

May 14, 2010 at 16:47

Oil Market Summary from: 05/10/2010 to 05/14/2010 Crude oil prices plunged nearly 4% on Friday and were off almost 20% from their 18-month high less than two weeks ago, as…

Why Real Market Liquidity has Been Shrinking for Decades

May 14, 2010 at 14:13

The "flash crash" is in effect the little boy who shouted out that the emperor has no clothes. It was a day that has been long in coming. The screaming…

The EU Bail-Out is a Temporary Measure as Imbalances Remain

May 14, 2010 at 12:01

Will democracy be built around currency, or will currency revert to national democracies? Martin Wolf argues with usual clarity that the EU bail-out is a temporary measure: the Eurozone…

When Higher Metals Prices Aren't Good for Miners

May 14, 2010 at 11:53

A couple of interesting data points on costs in the mining industry. Cost containment is once again becoming a major issue for miners. TD Newcrest analyst Greg Barnes told a…

An Update to the Oil "Head-Fake" Scenario

May 14, 2010 at 10:59

With the world teetering on the edge of another global financial meltdown, it's a good time to revisit my May 2008 Oil "Head-Fake" Scenario. In May 2008 I proposed the…

Environmental Markets at Centre of Chesapeake Clean-Up Plan

May 14, 2010 at 10:51

In a ground-breaking initiative that could trigger a new era in ecosystem markets, the Obama administration issued an executive order yesterday to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay, the US’s…

UK Public Debt Spiralling out of Control – Will it Become the Next Greece

May 14, 2010 at 08:40

Now that the Greek debt crisis has been "fixed" by a gigantic pile of more debt, many are wondering which European nation will be next to experience a massive debt…

American Power Act by Sens. Kerry/Lieberman

May 13, 2010 at 17:20

Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) released their climate and clean-energy legislation yesterday. Sen. Kerry said the bill is essential for the United States to remain globally competitive…

The Bond Check-In

May 13, 2010 at 12:31

Lots of concern the last few weeks over sovereign debt. Investors globally were wondering how Greece would fund its budget shortfalls. Now we're looking at how Europe is going to…

Chesapeake Energy Investment Signals Sovereign Wealth Fund Appetite for Global Resources

May 13, 2010 at 11:54

One of Asia’s most active sovereign wealth funds is investing up to $1 billion in the U.S. company that helped pioneer production of shale gas, Chesapeake Energy. Temasek Holding, a…

Cheap Oil: The Engine of America

May 13, 2010 at 11:42

The foundation of the American lifestyle and economy is cheap oil. Remove that prop and every aspect of that lifestyle becomes questionable. Not to sound too cinematic, but everywhere I…

State Security: A Strategic Partnership between Moscow and the West

May 13, 2010 at 11:03

Russia, Europe and the US should form a firm alliance against common threats, which, if not addressed together, will grow to pose grave challenges to their security. On 9 May,…

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