Ending The Ukraine War
A German entrepreneur’s plan to end the war. Plus, an example of investing cautiously during the fallout of the war.
The Battle For The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant
A Russia-based Ukrainian analyst’s take on what happened at the plant this week.
Nord Stream 2 And The Ukraine War
Did the U.S. want Russia to invade the Ukraine in order to cancel Nord Stream 2?
Who Is Shelling The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant?
A U.S. State Department official declines to answer the question.
Why Oil Can Spike Despite A Recession
Current natural gas prices in Europe are so high that switching to oil at even double current prices for electricity generation would be a bargain.
What the assassination of Darya Dugina and the attempted drone strike Russia’s Black Sea Fleet headquarters have in common.
Have Western Sanctions On Russia Failed?
Reassessing Sanctions On Russia In a post in March (Sanctioning Ourselves), I questioned the efficacy of Western sanctions on Russia. And in a subsequent post in April, I wrote about how the West had likely underestimated the size and resiliency of the Russian economy. Now, The National Interest has a piece by Mark Episkopos asking…
Surviving An Ugly First Half
An Awful First Half For Stocks The first half of 2022 featured a perfect storm of headwinds for stocks: by January, inflation was at a 40-year high. Then came Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine in late February, and, following that, Western sanctions on Russia that exacerbated already-high inflation. Add to that the Fed raising interest…