October 2017

A Most Dangerous Option for Germany

Last week, a delegation of executives from major German corporations met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Such delegations are unremarkable. Sometimes they travel together to…



The Forgotten War

The horrors of the Las Vegas shooting, the North Korean nuclear situation and BREXIT, is the perfect cover to allow Assad and Putin to try…



Things We Lost In The Mire… 40

GERMANY/IMMIGRATION – Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union has agreed on the issue of a refugee cap with the Christian Social Union says Reuters quoting sources….


The Week That Was

There was one major story which, although tragic may not change things much, and another, which despite receiving much less coverage might change a lot….


History in the balance

One of the most profound truisms of history is that which rests fate on the head of a pin. Scholars in mid-15th century Constantinople were…




Catalonia and the Crisis of Identity

By Tom Arms. Economists love globalisation. It allows them to achieve what their fellow bean counters the accountants call economies of scale. This has substantial…