Hero Imams?

More than 60 Islamic leaders and imams - from France, Belgium, Britain, Tunisia, and of different Islamic faiths - in a move that may be unprecedented, are touring Europe to denounce Islamic terrorism and to pay homage to the victims of terror...

Trump's Slide Into Endless-War Syndrome

"In sum, Trump should avoid getting co-opted by the U.S. military and honor his campaign rhetoric, which implied staying out of non-strategic brushfire wars."

Russia's Real Endgame

"Russia’s Putin has never taken his eye off the ball. His ambition is not global hegemony or European conquest. Putin seeks what Russia has always sought: regional hegemony and a set of buffer states in eastern Europe and central Asia that can add to Russia’s strategic depth."

The Dynamics Of A Riot

"... it always ends in the same way. The false economy of “free stuff” eventually devolves into overtaxation and economic collapse. When it does, people are more likely to riot, as the entitlements are “owed” to them. In today’s world, however, this condition has peaked far beyond what the world has ever seen before."

Barclays Exit Of Energy Business Triggers Surge In Oil Options Trades

Several hours before the US stock market opened on Monday, the commodity world was shaken by an unexpected surge in crude options trades, with traders noting that "someone is either moving positions, blown up or getting out of commodities. MASSIVE amount of blocks going through in crude options." As it turns out they were right: Barclays was exiting the last part of its oil book.