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Mitt Romney’s campaign wanted the stage for the Republican convention to convey warmth and openness, just like Oprah. Add to that endorsements from a devoted wife, a former Secretary of State and a Hollywood star and his likeability was improved. Watch this really short New York Times video on how it was done:
Does Mitt Romney stand for empathy? And is he the devoted family man his 63 year old wife Ann fondly talks about? Impossible to know for the majority of voters. But that’s what the design studio that also creates sleek sets for Oprah Winfrey succeeded in conveying.
Slick packaging is what it’s all about
Kissing and hugging husband and wife and eye candy the audience can consume...Read More
Russia joins the WTO in August and is primed for growth. But U.S. companies may find it difficult to benefit because of a Cold War- era law restricting American companies from doing business in the U.S.S.R. It looks like the repeal of it will be passed by the Senate in august. But if it contains a reference to the Magnitsky bill US companies may still face difficulties in Russia. Devote 3 minutes to watching Chrystia Freeland talk to Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and CEO of Alcoa about Russia joining the WTO:
As you know, Russia is one of the BRIC countries and the rest of the world is eagerly hoping to benefit from more trade with Russia as soon as it’s WTO membership starts this August .
Russian intelligence establishment still have cold war mentality?
But even when the US cold w...Read More
Innovation is the name of the game and applies not only to businesses but espionage as well. Gone are the days when 007 was sent to sort out Blofeld. Bond is about to be made redundant and most of his work will be done online. Devote 2 minutes to watching a cyber security expert explain the workings of espionage program Flame that is targeting governments and businesses in the Middle East:
Iran and Israel/Palestine have been the main targets which have made experts all over the world believe that America and/or Israel is behind it.
The New York Times have looked into Struxnet and Olympic Games (the code name given to it already by the Bush White House) for 18 months...Read More
America’s global supremacy is over, according to Brzesinski but he adds that the US still has an extremely important twin role to play. Watch him tell Chrystia Freeland why Vladimir Putin’s election will reverse political evolution in Russia and how the US should handle Syria:
Few individuals have had as much influence as Brzezinski when it comes to shaping US global policy and hence the world today. Since Jimmy Carter was president the ideas outlined in his book “The Grand Chessboard” have been like a bible for US administrations.
One nation can no longer dominate the world
The days when one nation, or even one region could dominate the world the way Rome did 2,000 years ago, the Ottoman empire 500 years ago or the British empire a century ago, are, according to long-time national secu...Read More
The prospect of war with Iran is headline news. But how prepared are we for cyber threats? Or worse, the prospect of cyber space turning into a nuke? Devote four minutes to listen to what a high level delegation from Europol, Israel, NATO, the EU and US has to say on cyber security:
According to a new report on cybersecurity by Security & Defence Agenda, a think tank in Brussels, Sweden, Finland and Israel are best prepared for cyber attacks. Better even than the United States, Germany and Britain, which is alarming since the latter three are more likely to be targeted than Sweden and Finland. India, Brazil and Mexico on the other hand, rank near the bottom.
More than half the respondents believe a cyber arms race is already going on and 36% are of the opinion that cybersecurity is more ...Read More