May 25, 2017 - By Martin Hutchinson: "Warren Buffett recently announced he had more than doubled his stake in Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and apologized to investors for missing out on Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Alphabet/Google (Nasdaq: GOOG). Presumably, had he been around in July 1720 (he wasn’t quite) he would also have apologized to investors for missing out on the bonanza of the South Sea Bubble. Buffett’s belated rush into the tech sector is about as good a sell signal as you can get."Read More
May 22, 2017 - By Martin Sieff: "Four years after its formal launch in 2013, President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative continues to quietly generate momentum as one of the most important geostrategic developments of the new millennium. Expressions of skepticism about the OBOR project remain widespread in the Western media. "Read More
May 9, 2017 - By Sean Kennedy of Lexington Institute: "North Korea’s nuclear capabilities are increasing while Washington fails to fully fund Ground-based Missile Defense (GMD) that could protect the US homeland from a devastating nuclear attack. It is imperative that Congress and the White House act to get GMD ready for the likely event that a hostile state tries to strike the United States."Read More
May 3, 2017 - By GPI Fellow Martin Hutchinson: "British Prime Minister Theresa May last week called an election for June 8. The purpose is to get herself a larger majority and more time with which to negotiate a Brexit (British exit from the EU) deal. (This must be completed by March 2019; but may involve some interim arrangements.) Since her Conservatives are 20 points ahead of Labour in the opinion polls, the opportunity was too good to miss."Read More
How Democracy Dies
“We must here return for a moment to the position which precedes the suppression of democratic institutions and the creation of a totalitarian regime. In this stage it is the general demand for quick and determined government action that is the dominating element in the situation, dissatisfaction with the slow and cumbersome course of democratic procedure which makes action for action’s sake the goal. It is then the man or the party who seems strong and resolute enough “to get things done” who exercises the greatest appeal."