Dividing The Balkans: Saving the Union

While the world watches Western Europe fumbling a Covid-19 Vaccine rollout, few have been keeping tabs on the volatile Balkan region. The European Union, in an attempt to both save the EU and wrest popular power from the hands of an ever strengthening Russia has attempted to assimilate specific Balkan states. Most notably, it has…

While You Were Sleeping: Leveraging The Old Trade Order

The UK just signed a mega £1.2billion pound free-trade deal with Ghana. The resource-scarce nation has been signing a frenzy of trade deals post Brexit (The Britain’s exit from the EU). The deal will give Ghana instant tariff-free access, especially for the products it exports most. According to an official release from the UK Department…

Unraveling the Technology Divide

The tech sector in the United Kingdom is currently the fastest growing segment of its economy according to the UK based, DiversityInTech.co.uk. This means the UK is seeing its greatest gains in the area of technology development. Despite the fact that BAME (Black, Asian Minority Ethnic) make up only 15 percent of Britain’s tech sector,…

Canada’s Agricultural Push During A Pandemic

Canada has determined to reenergize its agricultural sector through targeted policy and earmarked finance to increase production. Currently, the north American nation is among the top producers of wheat in the world. Wheat, Barley, Corn and canola are some of its top exported products. In 2018 Canada launched the Canada Agricultural Project, worth 3 billion…

East vs. West: A Clash of Civilizations

In an unusual turn of events, the European Union, led by Germany has determined to sanction Russia over unconfirmed suspicions of misconduct in mid October, 2020. The EU, guided by what has been termed a Franco-German plan, issued sanctions against the Kremlin for the suspected poisoning death of Moscow detractor, Alexei Navalny. The stunning move…

The Covid-19 Escape Hatch

Never in recent history has their been an opportunity to huge for nations to reset themselves and balance power. The Covid-19 Pandemic has helped to shift already decadent world powers and rising stars. Some nations took the opportunity to pay themselves handsomely, through clever sleight of hand by their central banks. Others, mostly developing nations…

FX in Spotlight As Ankara, Others Push Back.

For many years, Europe has relied on Turkey to help stem the tide of migrants due to its strategic geographic location. However, now the nation of 82 million people has become an item in geopolitics over the past five years, asserting itself with a new found vigor and conviction. Turkey has become a key player…

A New Manifest Destiny

Despite the ravages of the Corona-virus, the US trade and tech war and its challenges in Hong Kong and Taiwan, China saw positive growth in Q2 of 2020 according to a report from the Asia Times.  Even India’s economy expanded 3.1 percent in the first quarter of 2020 despite the prowess of the pandemic. Could…

Serbia Test EU Resolve and International Institutions Amid Covid Spike

Greece just barred citizens from the landlocked country of Serbia following that state’s declaration of a state of emergency on July 3, 2020. The news comes on the heels of growing COVID-19 numbers in the Balkans, with Serbia currently registering 16,420 cases and 317 deaths. Ironically, Belgrade made the decision on the same day that…

Repackaging the Developing World

Nations around the globe are mulling over how to restart and rescue flagging economies brought on by the worldwide COVID-19 Pandemic. Among those seeking a solution to economic woes are the world’s “developing economies,” many that often have GDPs lower than many Western multinationals. These nations must not only determine how to solve the new…

Lead by Italy, Southern European States Strain EU Pact in Uncertain Times

When Italy agreed to 65 billion dollars in austerity measures prescribed by the European Union, the result had a crushing effect on the populace.  It is largely believed that financial and economic indiscretions in Europe’s southern economies contributed had to the crises. As the EU’s third largest economy, Italy was among those foremost nations being…

Row Over ECO Currency Reveals External Controls

The latest developments coming out of Africa further solidifies the notion that the currency tides are turning. It was only a few decades ago that the U.S. Dollar and Oil/Dollar reigned supreme, despite its lack of actual intrinsic value. It is important to note, that in 1971 when former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon un-pegged…