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The Euro under pressure

KINGSTON, December 7, 2015- The Euro hit a nine-year trough on Wednesday, as collapsing oil prices and worries about the world economy drove skittish investors into the arms of safe-haven sovereign debt.

Colonial Reparations: Initiative of Caribbean States

The contemporary world system has shaped as a result of centuries - old colonial and neo-colonial policy of the West. The material well-being of «gold bullion» states is not based on effective economy but rather on global system created to exploit the poor South by the rich North.

Cuba and US Foreign Policy

On December 17, US President Obama ordered the restoration of full diplomatic relations with Cuba. He and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed in a phone call on the opening of embassies in each other's countries. The two leaders made the announcement in simultaneous televised speeches. It happened after 18 months of secret talks as the Vatican facilitated the deal. (1)

Opportunities for Jamaica in new US-Cuba policy

JAMAICA OBSERVER EDITORIAL, December 21, 2014 - HISTORY will absolve President Obama's decision to mend fences with Cuba and his view that the US embargo no longer has any constructive purpose. Jamaica, wisely, has long opposed the embargo and repeatedly called for the end to this policy.
  • Published in Opinion

The Military-Industrial Complex Gets Its Man

President Barack Obama has bungled the job of appointments to key national security positions for the past six years, and the nomination of Ashton Carter will allow him to maintain his streak. Carter is the classic example of the defense intellectual who has labored in the halls of academe, and then becoming extremely hawkish as he or she attains status and influence in the halls of the Pentagon.

Oil Prices and Energy Wars: The Empire of Frack versus Russia

Energy prices started to move downward in late-2014, when Saudi oil began to flood energy markets. Variations of two main schools about this emerged. One school explained things purely on the basis of business interests whereas the other school viewed the drop in oil prices geopolitically.
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