Geopolitics & Globalization



Last winter Vice TV covered a story on the Oil Sands of Alberta. So far no American media outlet had comprehensively covered it and even the local press’ approach has left a…



‘I believe that Vladimir Putin is the most sinister figure in contemporary Russian history. From the very beginning of his rule he has directed


‘One of the first things any Brazilian tells a foreigner is that Brazil is really two countries: the south and the north. With a highly educated population of predominantly European origin, the…


Soaring prices for basic foods are beginning to lead to political instability, with governments being forced to step in to artificially control the cost of bread, maize, rice and dairy products. GO…







Robert Reich‘s new book Supercapitalism (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2007) explains how ruthless competition has shaped US society, led to cost innovation wars, and pitted global conglomerates against individuals. Read Chapter…


‘As Iraq descends into chaos and civil war, FRONTLINE examines the rise of its neighbor — Iran — as one of America’s greatest threats and most puzzling foreign policy challenges.’ GO TO…


Quants took a hit during the 2007 subprime crisis. Bryant Urstadt’s profile explains why quants are the hedge fund heirs to Enochian practitioners. GO TO FULL STORY


Victor Niederhoffer emerges from John Cassidy’s profile as a genius but flawed hedge fund speculator. Niederhoffer’s resilience has helped him to survive a squash career, a complex family life, the 1997 Asian…


Victor Niederhoffer emerges from John Cassidy’s profile as a resilient hedge fund manager who has survived ‘blow-ups’ like the 1997 Asian currency crisis and the 2007 subprime meltdown. Niederhoffer’s competitiveness is his…


The New Yorker‘s Sy Hersh continues his investigative journey into the Bush Administration’s heart of darkness with an expose of the Iranian Operations Group’s ‘attack plans’ for the US in Iran. For…