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…

A Better Angle: Will The West Rise Again?

President Theodore Roosevelt made the African Proverb, “Speak softly but carry a big stick” popular in the US. As part of Roosevelt’s Foriegn policy diplomacy, it was a method for handling international matters with tact while still aggressively maintaining and pursuing Western hegemony. It was called “Big Stick Diplomacy.” It was a tactic which served…

Racing for the Future: The Worldwide Business of EDU

When the pandemic began to spread rapidly in the early parts of 2020, few people knew what would happen next. Beside massive municipal shutdowns, corporate bankruptcies and a sluggish market, the impact of the coronsvirus on education has been massive. According to UNESCO, or the United Nations Educational Scientific Organization, Covid-19 resulted in a staggering…

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…

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…

Trade Wars Redux: King Cotton Always Wins

Today, the US is once again entangled in the politics and economics of cotton. The United States has announced that it is prepared to ban cotton and tomato imports from China’s Xinjiang over allegations of forced labor. The irony lies in that the world’s once largest economy, built on forced labor in cotton production, is…

Re-Orienting the Philippines

Despite the worldwide boom in Covid-19 cases in the early part of the year, the Philippines infection rate remained relatively flat. Only in recent times has the archipelago seen an increase in cases, spiking in August with over 55,000 cases. Those are still conservative numbers, even for a nation with a population of just over…

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…

A Cost the World Can No Longer Afford

On the first week of a new year and a new decade, one of the largest economy in the world indirectly attacked the 26th largest economy by killing one of its most beloved generals. The Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was killed in an airstrike in Baghdad, Iraq just three days into the new year. Incidentally,…

National Health the Superpower of Growing Nations

Few people realize major financial and social toll of the large scale humanitarian crises that we gawk at daily on our televisions or smart phones.  We do not fully understand the generational trauma being inflicted by needless skirmishes, years of infrastructural and financial deprivation and the escalation of petty domestic conflicts that rob businesses and…

Saving the Dollar: Shifting Priorities in a Dying Monetary System.

It looks like China has beat the U.S. to the punch once again, devaluing its currency to just above its customary 7:1 ratio. The move is key in the equilibrium of the money ratios that determine the costs of goods and services. It is key to view the developments with the understanding that U.S. talks…

Crimea Refocuses on Tourism in Push for Economic Diversification

When the tiny 10,000 square mile (27 km) peninsula known as Crimea fell into political unrest, its future was in doubt.  The row which started in the aftermath of an election pitted Western powers against Russia in what became a standoff over time.  Despite its elections to the contrary, the official record for the U.S….