Here’s What may be Driving a US Troop Withdrawal from Syria
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Here’s What may be Driving a US Troop Withdrawal from Syria

Reports of a total and immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria come amid heightening tensions — and growing risk of military confrontation — between the U.S. and Turkey. Turkish forces want to push their troops into Syria. The U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds want to keep the Turkish forces out. And the U.S. has struggled for…

Expect Counter-Intel and BRI-Aid Developments After Pakistan’s INGO Regulations
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Expect Counter-Intel and BRI-Aid Developments After Pakistan’s INGO Regulations

Pakistan’s recent regulation of International NGOs (INGOs) must be followed up by additional security measures by the counter-intelligence services in order to root out the rest of the foreign intelligence agents that have embedded themselves inside the country, but any possible gains on this front won’t be sustainable unless Islamabad properly addresses the socio-economic issues…

What the Heck Is Russia’s Central Bank Doing?
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What the Heck Is Russia’s Central Bank Doing?

I continue to wonder who Bank of Russia President Elvira Nabuillina works for. Seriously. On Friday, in response to solid growth in Russian economic statistics over the past few months, Nabuillina again raised interest rates 0.25%.  She still adheres to idiotic IMF-style ‘inflation targeting’ dogma. Price inflation in Russia finally got off the roughly 2.5%…

Why Does China Love Electric Cars? Beijing, Washington & The Fall of Rome
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Why Does China Love Electric Cars? Beijing, Washington & The Fall of Rome

The numbers speak for themselves. 746,000 New Energy passenger cars were sold in China between January and October. By the end of 2018, all buses and taxis in the vital tech hub city of Shenzen will be electric. The central borough of the city of Dalian is expected to reach this benchmark by 2020. Chinese…