Nuclear Power

Frontrunning: May 22

  • Trump Arrives in Israel, May Show His Cards on the Peace Process (BBG)
  • Taxes, Budget Are Focus for White House Despite Probes (WSJ)
  • Paul Manafort’s Lucrative Ukraine Years Are Central to the Russia Probe (BBG)
  • Ford set to fire CEO Mark Fields as shares founder (Reuters)
  • Producers Set to Extend Cuts as Rally Stalls: OPEC Reality Check (BBG)

Is The US Prepared For A Nuclear EMP To Shut-Down New York City?

An EMP attack would be the most militarily effective use of one or a few nuclear weapons, while also being the most acceptable nuclear option in world opinion, the option most likely to be construed in the U.S. and internationally as "restrained" and a "warning shot."

Who Is Interested In A Conflict In North Korea?

At the end of the day, in Korea we are faced with a lot of smoke and mirrors, threats and promises. But realistically, no one wants an actual conflict. On the contrary, war rhetoric rewards virtually all the actors involved.

Frontrunning: May 2

  • Trump Gambles on Big Health Victory (WSJ)
  • Provocateur-in-Chief Trump Pokes His Own Party’s Power Centers (BBG)
  • White House Preparing to Replace Top Banking Regulator (WSJ)
  • Trump’s Trade Warrior Is the Most Unpopular Economist in the Class (BBG)
  • Erdogan says to discuss Syria operations with Russia's Putin, Trump (Reuters)

Doug Casey On Why Gold Is Money

It’s an unfortunate historical anomaly that people think about the paper in their wallets as money. The dollar is, technically, a currency. A currency is a government substitute for money. But gold is money.

North Korea Conducts Largest-Ever Live Fire Drill As US Nuclear Sub Docks In South

North Korea conducted what various media outlets have dubbed as its largest ever live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the 85th anniversary of the foundation of its military, as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in "a show of force" amid growing concern a showdown between the US and North Korea may be imminent.

10 Selfless Acts Amid Terrible Tragedies That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

"...yes, we’re an incredibly violent and cruel species that is capable of mind-boggling horrors when we’re trying to survive. Hell, some of the things we do when we aren’t desperate are still nightmare inducing. But what most people forget is that in our darkest moments, we’re capable of immeasurable acts of compassion and altruism."

Japan Prepares For North Korea "Emergency"

In advance of a potential military clash between the US and North Korea, the Japanese government is preparing for 5 distinct responses: i) Logistical support by SDF in the event of a local conflict; 2) use of force by the SDF in the event of a full scale war; 3) Protection of Japanese citizens in South Korea; 4) Preparation for armed attacks against Japan; 5) Civil protection and response to evacuees.