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How can Iraq be rebuilt when the money is stolen?

We have all heard about how officials and companies are making the money assigned to rebuild Iraq disappear. But did you know that recently there’s even been a record number of US soldiers convicted of such theft and bribery? [...]

Occupy Wall Street – The beginning of a new era?

Why is Washington cheering on Middle Eastern people rising against injustices but when it comes to Americans demanding change the tone is different? The double standards are so obvious Foreign Policy Magazine compared how protesters are handled in Cairo and New York by drawing a parallel between Hosni Mubarak and Michael Bloomberg in the article Hosni Bloomberg?. [...]

Investors have lost confidence in politicians – Have you?

The recent inability of US politicians to compromise have lead to US credit rating being downgraded. Add to that European politicians’ inadequate response to the debt crisis in the euro zone and it’s understandable markets are in turmoil. Politicians all over the world really need to step up to the plate and do something drastic to reduce the risks to the global economy. [...]

What would make you flee to Iran?

Exactly, desperation. And that’s precisely why there are one million refugees there.They have escaped war torn Afghanistan and Iraq for the relative safety of Iran. Contrary to popular belief the majority of refugees are not in the West. A staggering 80% have taken refuge in developing countries. [...]

Economic crash in China – or again – in the US?

Looking at recent predictions about where the Chinese and US economies are heading really echoes the cold war. But the arguments are valid and if either, or both of them, crash it would badly destabilize the entire global economy. [...]

Cyber Warfare – Hackers to the rescue?

Internet-based attacks on critical systems such as gas, power and water have increased around the world. So it’s high time for the world to wake up drastically increase online safety. The most intelligent solution I have come across is the way Israel is handling the problem. [...]

Will Greece go bankrupt?

Martin Feldstein, Harvard professor of economy thinks it will. If it wasn’t for the Euro the current situation would have been easier for Greece to handle, he says. Can it really go that far? Not overnight, but nobody would have believed two years ago that Lehman Brothers would go bankrupt. Or Russia defaulting a decade earlier for that matter. [...]