Shale gas – the new best US foreign policy tool? | By Dr. Alexander Mirtchev

What are the geo-economic and foreign policy implications and advantages associated with the so-called “shale gas revolution?” The growing significance attached to non-traditional fossil fuel resources is seen as a factor that can remove previous dependencies on external suppliers, the need to protect transport routes and choke points, as well as the need to maintain …

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CNBC Interviews Dr. Alexander Mirtchev

The summit’s agenda is being shaped by the divergent pressures of political urgency and the need to meet long-term geopolitical and geo-economic necessities. Beyond the immediate foreign policy challenges and conflicts, this agenda is focused on the “hot” issues of the day – global growth, stability and governance. Paradoxically, the dominance of these issues coincided, …

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Alternative Energy and Global Energy Security In Aftermath Of Rio+20 | By Dr. Alexander Mirtchev

The concept of a ‘green economy’ enjoys support among the G20 and was a central theme at Rio+20. This begs a question: If everyone from members of civil society to corporate and government leaders vigorously nod their heads when ‘green’ is mentioned, why doesn’t the issue ever get advanced in a global context? One answer …

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Will Financial Regulation Trash Global Economic Security? | By Dr. Alexander Mirtchev

Under the auspices of the Financial Stability Board, more than 30 recommendations have been set out as part of a massive and far-reaching G-20 financial regulatory reform package to ostensibly minimize risk in the financial system and maximize consumer protection….Indeed, the call for increased regulation follows in the wake of every major crisis, and no …

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The New EU External Energy Policy: An Important Move – If It Is Not Too Late | By Dr. Alexander Mirtchev

With the adoption of its new External Energy Policy, the EU has finally made a first step towards its integration as a single negotiating bloc in the world energy market. As such the External Energy Policy could become an important factor in the global energy security picture and a possible geopolitical game-changer. However, it remains …

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Gold Prices Struggle to Stay Near $1,700 | By Mike Obel

The new streamlined credit line will “probably act as another form of quantitative easing, as the recipient countries would rather address liquidity, instead of the underlying fundamental problem — solvency,” said Alexander Mirtchev, head of Krull Corp. and president of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies International. “By its very nature, …

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