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Sanctions Blowback – Uranium Stocks on Fire

Russian economic sanctions are by no means as surgical or precise as the Biden Administration would hope. Sanctions on Russia will negatively impact the United States. There will be blowback. Brace yourself. From Zero Hedge, Several weeks ago, when Biden instituted a wholesale ban on Russian energy exports, he explicitly carved out Russian uranium suppliers […]

What Happens Next in the Conflict With Russia

by Doug Casey via International Man International Man: Prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we discussed the rising tensions between the US and Russia over Ukraine. What is your take on what has transpired since then? Doug Casey: I think it makes sense first to recount the genesis of this war. It started when an American-backed […]

Washington and Moscow Vie for the Stupid Prize

by Paul Craig Roberts via Institute for Political Economy Is it Washington or the Kremlin which is the most confused about sanctions and their impact?  Washington and Europe have made it very clear that sanctions do not apply to payments for Russian energy and minerals.  Only the US has banned the import of Russian gas […]

The Sanctions Bite the West, Not Russia

by Paul Craig Roberts via Institute for Political Economy We can see how much worse the sanctions are punishing US and Europe than they are punishing Russia by examining this article: The Covid lockdowns re-awoke inflation, something the Federal Reserve had been unable to do for more than a decade of massive money creation.  The […]

Why the West Doesn’t Get Russia

by Lipton Matthews via The decision of Western countries to punish Russia for invading Ukraine by lacing her with a wave of sanctions suggests that global leaders are failing to learn from history. Sanctions are an ineffective tool to curb the ambitions of rogue actors and they are unlikely to make autocrats think twice.  Non-democratic regimes […]

Sanctions Against Russia Are the Lockdowns of 2022

by Tho Bishop via Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is nearing its second week. Vladimir Putin’s military continues its push west, with clear attempts to encircle Kyiv. To date, thankfully, America and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies have held off pleas from President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to enforce a no-fly zone, which would risk the eruption […]

Golden Insights in a Dark Setting of Ukrainian War and a Pivot in Swiss Neutrality

by Egon von Greyerz via Gold Switzerland In this timely MAMChat, Matterhorn Asset Management (MAM) principals Egon von Greyerz and Matthew Piepenburg address the economic realism behind the recent outbreak of war in the Ukraine and Switzerland’s unprecedented, non-neutral decision to publicly support EU sanctions against Russia.As to the cold math behind heated and often […]

Paul Craig Roberts: Ukraine Update #3

by Paul Craig Roberts via Institute for Political Economy Begin by reading Michael Hudson’s explanation that the sanctions actually fall on Germany and serve the interests of the three interest groups who rule in Washington.   The sanctions do far more to serve Washington’s interest than to hurt Russia’s.  For Russia the main burden […]