Barbarians at the Gate: Course Correcting for the Future

Containment (n)/: The act, process, or means of keeping something within limits. Miriam-Webster The famous 1989 book detailing the hostile corporate takeover of RJR Nabisco, “Barbarian at the Gate,” by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, borrows its name from a classic old world euphemism. The story of corporate raiders was juxtaposed with the historic idea…

Deterrence: The Future of Arms and Energy

In February of 2022, Russia launched a military operation in Eastern Europe. The occurrence took many in the Western world by surprise. Many worldwide were not aware of the treaties being violated and the continued growth of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) by Ukraine joining the Partnership for Peace in 1994. Then later the US…

The Covid-19 Debt Trap

In 2019 Covid was already on the move in China. People in other cities around the world however, were more focused on the unfolding US/China Trade War roiling major industries and markets. By this time, their was political showmanship internally in America, underscored by growing domestic divisions. But then came Covid-19: SARS-COV-2, a new coronavirus…

A Currency Crises Rising: Yemen’ s 9-Year Arab Spring Fallout

After a nearly nine-year conflict, the war-torn country of Yemen is facing a currency crises of unprecedented scope. The former British Colony who found independence in 1967, has been plunged into civil conflict for nearly a decade after uprisings in 2011 attributed to the Arab Spring that swept the Middle East. The Yemeni Rial is…

World News Roundup: Beyond the Headlines

In an effort to get beyond wall to wall pandemic coverage and find news that effects our world beyond case numbers, this article explores a sample of news from around the world. If you don’t see your nation, send suggestions through the contact portal. USA News US Legislatures Focus on the Offensive In Age of…

Is NAFTA a Roadmap for Africa’s Continental Free Trade Agreement?

The deadline to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is set for the end of March; but it is currently under renegotiation, with the U.S. and Canada making some of the biggest changes. The current administration has been skeptical of NAFTA’s economic benefit; with experts also disagreeing over how effective the agreement has…