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.
Worse Than The 1970s
Niall Ferguson echoes our earlier observation that today’s worse geopolitical situation makes this worse than the previous inflationary decade.
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.
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…