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The Best-Laid Plans of Saudi Arabia and Russia

by Jacob L. Shapiro May 16, 2017 It was only a few months ago that OPEC, once the de facto arbiter of oil markets, seemed to have a plan to inflate the price of oil: The cartel, along with several non-OPEC members, agreed in December to cut production by roughly 1.2...

Don’t Forget About the Islamic State

by George Friedman and Jacob L. Shapiro May 9, 2017 Two things happened in Syria over the past two weeks that went under the radar. First, US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claimed to have ousted Islamic State fighters from the last IS-controlled districts in...

How Capitalism is Setting Washerwomen Free

by Chelsea Follett May 8, 2017 Has anything changed the world more than the internet? South Korean economist Ha-Joon Chang thinks so. He would argue that one invention – an engine of liberation – has had a far more powerful effect on daily lives. He means the washing...

The House Passes Obamacare Repeal, Phase One

by Rod D. Martin May 4, 2017 So the House passed the first phase of Obamacare repeal and replace. It is a better bill than the one six weeks ago. It is a very serious step in the right direction. It's also a lot less than it should have been. For that you can thank...

Why a Trump Meeting With Kim or Duterte Makes Sense

by Jacob L. Shapiro May 4, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump told Bloomberg on Monday that he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “under the right circumstances.” Trump was criticized over the weekend for inviting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to the...

How North Korea Views the Situation on the Peninsula

by George Friedman May 3, 2017 Conducting foreign policy or preparing for war requires the ability to put yourself in your adversary’s position. Unless you understand what he sees and how he thinks, his actions will make no sense to you. This will cause you to...

The Rod Martin Report – May 1, 2017

The Rod Martin Report - May 1, 2017    The Best Presidential Tax Plan of Our Lifetime 100 Days Wrap-Up (including our Top 75 Accomplishments list) Polls Polls Polls What's Next? Obamacare Repeal: Who's to Blame, How to Stick It to Them "Hacking" North Korea's...

Putin is Left Out in the Cold

by Pavel Baev April 28, 2017 This past week’s big and still developing story is the sharp escalation of confrontation on the Korean peninsula. But Russia, which has made itself a key actor to many current global dramas, from the French elections to the civil war in...

Space News Roundup – April 27, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council April 27, 2017   Let's Shoot for the Moon - Yes, Again...This Time for Economic Development The ink was not yet dry on the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 when U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced...

How the Market Is Already Repealing Obamacare

by Stewart Jones April 25, 2017 There’s a common misconception that if you’re opposed to government services, programs and/or departments, then you’re opposed to building roads, education, people getting affordable health care and even people taking care of the sick...

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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.

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