The US dollar is highly important in today's economy for three main reasons: the huge amount of petrodollars, the use of the dollar as the world's reserve currency, and the decision taken by US President Nixon in 1971 to end the dollar convertibility into gold.
Two new books on China, "Everything Under the Heavens" and "Destined for War," urge us to be ready for a radically different world order.
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Hungary has become the first EU country to join China's flagship initiative, which aims to revitalise a historic trade route between Europe and the Far East.
Fuori dal giro che conta non sono in tanti a conoscere George Friedman, americano di origini ungheresi, genitori scampati all'Olocausto negli Usa, fondatore e presidente del think-tank Stratfor, "un'autorità" in materia di intelligence tattica e strategica globale, come lo ha definito il NYTimes.
My personal favorite political-risk-analytics firm, Stratfor, does some great geopolitics analysis. Their intro-level article on Russia, which we might call "Russian Geopolitics 101", is actually publicly accessible:
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One of the most venerable metaphors in the study of international relations is the idea that there is a geographical pivot of history. Writing in the early twentieth century, Halford Mackinder argued that