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Frontrunning: January 31

  • Trump Fires Acting Attorney General, Deepening U.S. Immigration Conflict (BBG)
  • Trump set to name U.S. high court pick as Democrats plan fight (Reuters)
  • Bonds Slump as Stocks Gain Favor (BBG)
  • Euro-Area Inflation Surges to 1.8%, Intensifying ECB Debate (BBG)
  • Trump Must Choose Between Farmers and ‘Big Meat’ (BBG)

Visualizing The Global Weapons Trade

An oversimplication, to be sure – but these visualizations hint at the broader tensions that have recently surfaced to the forefront of geopolitical discourse.

Is Soros On The Ropes?

The world once praised Soros as some sort of benevolent 'Santa Claus', who handed out millions for 'good deeds' to one-world government proponents and other starry-eyed utopians. However, the veneer of Soros is wearing thin.

Which Countries Host (And Send) The Most Migrants?

As President Trump's executive orders ripple through the spin and propaganda strata of social- and mainstream-media channels, we thought a look at who the biggest 'givers' and 'receivers' of immigrants are in the world...

Trump, May Press Conference Key Highlights

In President Trump's first official press conference with a foreign leader, the president sounded calm and collected, and reaffirmed the special relationship between the US and UK Some highlights:

Calexit: Record Number Of Californians Support Secession, New Poll Finds

According to a new Reuters / Ipsos poll, a record number of disaffected, Hillary-supporting Californians now support secession from the United States because they're just so "triggered" by Trump's victory.  If successful, California would become the single largest "safe space" in the world.

EU - Not China Or Japan - Is The Biggest US Treasury Holder (And This Is Not A Good Sign)

Mainstream media are reporting that Japan has become the biggest holder of the US treasuries, surpassing China last month. However, this is true only in regard to single countries, as The EU became the top US Treasury holder in February 2016, i.e. one year ago. Unfortunately, the EU’s holdings are artificially overstated because of some financial havens and they are going in the opposite direction to the trend: up rather than down.

The Geopolitics Of 2017 In 4 Maps

The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words. Maps are worth many more. Our perspective on the world is rooted in an objective and unbiased approach to examining geography and power. These four maps are especially helpful in thinking about the geopolitical forces that will shape the world in the year ahead.

The Epidemic Of Bad Ideas

Our education begins within a few minutes of arriving on planet Earth. That’s when we begin to learn that crying and carrying on is rewarded with coddling and nourishment. That particular lesson stays with us throughout our lives, more so with some people than others. But once our parents hand the keys to our brains to professional teachers, any number of factors come to play in our education... and even terrible ideas can spread virulently.