Nuclear Power

Frontrunning: November 22

  • Uber Is Facing Yet Another Irate UK Watchdog (BBG)
  • Oil Is Heading Towards a Two-Year High (BBG)
  • Regulators to press Uber after it admits covering up data breach (Reuters)
  • FOMO Fails to Drive European Stocks While Rest of World Parties (BBG)
  • Putin Hosts Assad in Sochi Ahead of Syria Summit (WSJ)

Who Gets To Push The Nuclear Button?

"For the record, contrary to the erroneous assertions of 'nuclear experts', the president cannot simply order a nuclear attack. .."

Don't Mix Politics And Climate Science

"Poor societies cannot afford to care about the environment. They cannot afford research and development. The government wants people to believe it is the only means of addressing ecological problems.  But the state can be counted on to just use any new powers as a means of control, and in the long run - to impoverish societies and block the progress of civilization."

Of Red Lines & Lost Credibility

"...we are headed for confrontation. Either the U.S. or North Korea backs down, as Nikita Khrushchev did in the Cuban missile crisis, or there will be war..."

Is Korea Just A Smokescreen?

"Looking at the bigger picture, it seems more likely that the entire Korean issue is a smokescreen designed to provide cover for a military buildup intended to intimidate or even force China to abandon its challenge to the U.S. dollar. However, China is not Iraq or Libya. It is a major nuclear power."

Russia Begins Construction Of Two Nuclear Plants In Iran

Russia will begin construction on two nuclear reactors in Iran next week, the spokesman for the Iranian atomic agency said Tuesday. It comes a year after Tehran signed a contract with Moscow to build two reactors at the existing Russian-built Bushehr power plant in southern Iran.

Frontrunning: October 23

  • Trump Backs GOP Incumbents, Hinting at Bannon Conflict (WSJ)
  • Japan's Abe to push pacifist constitution reform after strong election win (Reuters)
  • Yellen Says Fed May Need to Use Unconventional Policy Again Some Day (WSJ)
  • Big money shies from booming bitcoin (Reuters)
  • This Big Tax Cut for ‘High Fliers’ Shows Why an Overhaul Is So Hard (BBG)

Get Ready For A New Chernobyl In Ukraine

With the onset of winter and the increasing strain on Ukraine’s energy system, the threat of a new nuclear disaster in Central Europe is becoming more than just a theoretical danger...