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China’s Maritime Strategic Realignment

Authored by Brian Kalman, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson via SouthFront.org, China has begun construction of the first Type 075 Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD). Construction most likely started in January or February of this year, with some satellite imagery and digital photos appearing online of at least one pre-fabricated hull cell. The Type 075 will […]

What if some like-minded people on ZeroHedge decided to create a new community?

“Community is not something you have, like pizza. Nor is it something you can buy. It’s a living organism based on a web of interdependencies- which is to say, a local economy. It expresses itself physically as connectedness, as buildings actively relating to each other, and to whatever public space exists, be it the street, […]

Russia Responds: “The US Has Declared The Hot Phase Of Diplomatic War”

Just minutes after Russia was given 2 days to implement today’s decision by the State Department, shuttering Russia’s consulate in San Francisco, California and two diplomatic annexes in Washington, DC and New York City, in “the spirit of parity invoked by the Russians”, the Russian responses started coming in, and they were not happy.  Russia’s […]

Goldman Says Hurricane Harvey Will Reduce Q3 GDP; JPMorgan Says It Will Boost It

There are still two to three days before the peak flooding – and damage – in Houston arrives, yet already Wall Street is trying to calculate how much the worst natural disaster in decades befalling the 4th largest American city will impact US GDP. Or rather boost it, because in two notes out late in […]

Korea, Afghanistan, And The Never-Ending War Trap

Authored by Pepe Escobar via Asia Times, While the US-backed 'Hunger Games' in South Korea plow on, a 'new strategy' for Afghanistan is really all about business. But China is already there… There are more parallels between an unfinished 1950s war in Northeast Asia and an ongoing 16-year-old war in the crossroads between Central and […]

“Devastating And Life-Threatening” Harvey Expected To Bring 120MPH Winds And Up To 12-Foot Storm Surge

Hurricane Harvey, the first hurricane to make landfall in Texas since 2008, is strengthening and expected to strike the Texas coast later tonight as a Cat-3 storm with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).  But perhaps worse than wind speeds, Harvey encapsulates the ‘perfect storm’ as it’s moving […]

So You Wanted To Be “Long Electricity” Into The Eclipse?

Energy traders who had hoped to make an easy profit by betting that spot electricity prices would climb around midday on Monday – an idea they may have found on this website – were bitterly disappointed when, instead of spiking, prices tumbled because of an unexpectedly large drop in demand. Utilities and grid operators had […]

Gavekal On The Coming Clash Of Empires: Russia’s Role As A Global Game-Changer

Submitted by Charles and Louis-Vincent Gave of Gavekal Research Carthago Est Delenda “Carthage must be destroyed”. Cato the elder would conclude his speeches in the Roman Senate with the admonition that salt should be spread on the ruins of Rome’s rival. Listening to the US media over these summer holidays from Grand Lake, Oklahoma, it […]

The Real Story Behind Goldman’s Q2 Trading Loss: How A $100M Gas Bet Went Awry

Goldman Sachs FICC-trading income was an unexpectedly ugly blemish on what was already a poor Q2 earnings report. And while the FDIC-backed hedge fund initially blamed the decline on lower trading revenues, lack of volatility and depressed client activity… … there was more to the story. The Wall Street Journal has uncovered what really happened: […]

How A Renewed Korean Conflict Is Going To Be Felt Around The Globe

Authored by James Durso via TheHill.com, The United States and the Republic of South Korea have, until now, had identical interests in the Korean peninsula: defending against a North Korean attack on the South, and keeping the North’s regime at bay until it collapsed from internal contradictions. The inevitable ability of North Korea to hit […]