November 2019

We need to bring Russia back into the fold -Property Chronicle

As the global commodity price cycle begins its downward swing, Russia is set to be hit hard, forcing Putin to reassert himself – unless the West acts first David Murrin The impending worldwide recession will act as the final stage in the decline of commodity prices that has been happening since 2011, bringing political as well as economic risks for countries whose revenues are commodity-price dependent – such as Russia.

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China's Challenge To The West

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As a regular reader of Murrinations you will be aware of my concern at the rise of Chinese power over the past decade. This includes a strengthening alliance with Russia combined with a strategy to seek control of major Sea Lanes such as the Cape Route and The Straights of Hormuz. Only recently there was news that: