CHINA, NOT RUSSIA OR IRAN – BIGGEST THREAT TO U.S. DOMINANCE, CIA CHIEF

Yet China's Rise to Power Was "Made in the USA" In his first public address since taking office in January, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, said he sees China rather than Russia or Iran as the biggest threat to America’s dominant position in the world. Speaking at the Washington Free Beacon conservative "think tank," Pompeo said …

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BEWARE OF NATIONS THAT FALL IN LOVE WITH THEIR LEADER

Serbs are in love with their new leader. That's wonderful. And dangerous. Because love is blind. (ALTZAR, July 1989) Beware of nations that fall in love with their leader. Why? Because love is blind. Take Germany in the 1930s, for example. They adored Hitler. They hung on his every word. One million Germans turned out for …

CHINA HAS ALREADY SURPASSED U.S. AS WORLD’S BIGGEST ECONOMY

PERILS OF LONG-TERM ECONOMIC FORECASTS: THEY ARE STATIC, UNABLE TO ANTICIPATE TRENDS THAT WILL DISRUPT THEM Luckily for Economists, Nobody Remembers Long-term Trends after 20 Years... Well, Almost Nobody Back in 1994, The Economist and the World Bank issued a 25-year forecast for the world's leading economies. This led to a special report, "Indo-China" to Gain …

ARGENTINA TO JOIN “BRIC-A-BRAC” SUMMIT

On Tuesday (July 15), leaders of six of the world's largest and the most populous countries will meet in Fortaleza, Brazil. The original four BRIC economies - Brazil, Russia, India and China - expanded last year to include South Africa. This year, at the invitation of Russia, Argentina will also join them. The newest member will bring beauty (Cristina …