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Former Vice President Citigroup New York (retired)
Columbia University -- Business School
Princeton University -- Woodrow Wilson School


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Saturday, March 21, 2015 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Political coup in Washington With Benjamin Netanyahu's Policy, Israel's future is at stake.

Saturday, December 6, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
America's exceptionalism: Ferguson, Cleveland, Staten Island Empire and freedom do not mesh. Ask Thomas Jefferson, Giuseppe Garibaldi and Mohandas Gandhi. Ask Edward Snowdown, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Kissinger: Will it be "chaos" or "insight"? "Do we achieve a world order through chaos or through insight?" Kissinger

democracy??? Friday, November 7, 2014 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"The United States is not a true democracy" Every country, whatever its constitution or political system, is ruled by a small group of individuals.

Middle_east.jpg: Middle east Sunday, October 19, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The United States' Middle East policy is in shambles The geopolitical mess the United States finds itself in is its own doing. The brilliant minds who devised its Middle East policy in the late 1990s are silent today.

Mistral March 2014 Sunday, September 7, 2014 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
France's Mistral Helicopter Carrier: to deliver to Russia or not to deliver? All along her history, France fought to assert and preserve her sovereignty with men such as Richelieu and Talleyrand.

B61_nuclear_bombs.jpg: B61 nuclear bombs Thursday, August 21, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Si vis pacem, para bellum (if you want peace, prepare for war) Might is not right.

Putin Monday, August 18, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ukraine: will Putin back down? Will Putin's demands be met? Might the West back down this time?

Monday, August 18, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ukraine: where's the beef? "Please remain. You furnish the pictures and I'll furnish the war."

Saturday, May 3, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ukraine: crises have a life of their own A propaganda war rages on between the protagonists to put the blame on the other side. What will it matter who started the crisis when nuclear missiles fly over our heads? Children should not play with matches.

Monday, April 28, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pushing Putin too far If push comes to shove, if Russia is nothing more than a peon in a domineering empire, why not destroy that empire? Putin has the means to do it. He is no patsy. How will American officials react to his ultimatum? Will it be the end of times, Armageddon?

//commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Barack_Obama_and_Vladmir_Putin_at_G8_summit%2C_2013.jpg: Barack Obama and Vl Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Blowback: the making of an anti-US coalition In a previous note, I explained how Putin put a stop to a Western march of folly by annexing Crimea. In this one, I foresee either a nuclear or an economic holocaust if the West pursues its march.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ukraine: how Putin put a stop to a march of folly By reacting as he did, Vladimir Putin, bad as he is with all his shortcomings the Western media are so prompt to point at, may have put a stop to the neoconservatives’ march of folly towards world hegemony and an end to civil liberties.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Subversive ideas from the IMF In her February speech in London, IMF’s Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, expresses ideas regarding energy subsidies, progressive taxation, entitlements, and a new ethos in the banking sectors which are anathemas in some circles in Washington DC, New York and London.

Monday, February 17, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Unforeseen outcome of a failed hegemonic strategy The United States needs to alter its foreign policy to avoid been confronted with a Germany-Russian-Chinese alliance.

US history - great depression picture Saturday, February 1, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Inequality is the plat du jour Inequality is an ever-recurring issue which will demand a new approach, a culture change among leaders.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is America exceptional? On two recent occasions, Barack Obama stated that the United States was exceptional. Vladimir Putin contests this claim.

//www.flickr.com/photos/37848681@N05/8940729788/: It's All You Need (Really) Sunday, September 22, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will peace prevail in the Middle East? The Middle East is at a cross road. The case for war is stronger than the case for peace. Will peace prevail? Unlikely.