U.S. Natural Gas Will Not Supplant Russian Natural Gas Sales to Europe

“By insisting that Europe significantly decrease its reliance on cheap Russian natural gas in favor of expensive American energy sources, Washington is exacerbating the political, economic, and social instability already afflicting Europe today.”

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Here’s How We Protect Russia’s Next Target

The best path forward, therefore, is diplomacy, stronger trade relations, and a hardened military defense of Eastern “Europe that placed indigenous militaries at the forefront and kept American forces over-the-horizon.”

European Elites Should be Mindful of the “Spirit of 1848”

“While the 1848 revolutionary movements did impart their liberal, socialist, or Communist sensibilities onto the European people in the long-run, all they ended up doing in 1848 was to galvanize the global counter-revolutionary forces against them. This explains why Simms, like many historians, dubbed the 1848 revolutions a “failure.” Yet, their long-term impact was fundamentally to alter the political status quo of Europe forever. In fact, I believe the 1848 revolutions were not “failures,” so much as they were merely incomplete.”

France For All Or France For the French?

With the pending French presidential election on May 7, I argue that the election is about whether France will be “for all” or for the French. I estimate Marine Le Pen, the Right-wing nationalistic-populist, has a 60% chance of winning.

PODCAST–Reassuring Words About A Trump Victory

In this Election Night Podcast, I proffer calming words and soothing advice for those audience members who are involved in investing or those who are members of foreign governments, caught totally unawares by Trump’s apparent victory (you wouldn’t have been surprised, had you listened to The Weichert Report more carefully). Anyway, needless to say, there will be great opportunity in the days ahead. Please listen and share!

The Islamic State Strikes Germany; European Officials Slow to Respond

On July 19 a Hong Kong family was traveling on a train in southern Germany when they were attacked by a 17 year-old Afghan (of Pashtun origin) wielding an axe, intent on killing them in the name of the Islamic State.