Юрій Полунєєв

Юрій Полунєєв

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WHY ARE GLOBAL LEADERS DEAF AND BLIND TO CONCLUSIONS OF THEIR OWN INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITIES?

In early 2009, when the global financial meltdown was unravelling, the Director of the US National Intelligence, Dennis C. Blair, submitted to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence a regular annual report “Annual Threat Assessment of the Intelligence Community”. Its main theme, of course, was the destructive impact of global economic crisis and its geopolitical […]

The strongest survive. What about the weakest?

Latest preliminary data from The Economist EIU brings very disturbing news: severe global recession is under way, while further uncertainty due to unpredictable development of the pandemic and its ultimate toll on the people, communities, business, states and international frameworks could make this forecast redundant in a few months. The world may be entering the […]

UK’s reaction to COVID-19 seems to be that of “ostrich’s-head-in-the-sand”

UK’s wait-and-see position on the inevitable explosion of COVID-19 in the country seems to be motivated more by the fears of inciting panic through more resolute preventive actions as well as by visible considerations to minimise potential losses to the business than by the need to effectively do something to slow down the pace of […]

Top-10 Cryptos in 2020

TOP-10 CRYPTOS IN 2020 By Marius Kramer, No. 1 Cryptocurrency writer on Quora worldwide I think at the end of 2020, this is how it will be. 1. Bitcoin from $185B to $1.85T = 10x / no rank change Bitcoin is king, especially for institutional investors. It has shown us that throughout the beginning of […]

Trump-Putin Summit: Ukraine’s Gas Transit Still in Limbo?

As many analysts will be trying now to decipher the real outcome of the summit (please see video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-Xw0_2eMJg and transcript at https://www.npr.org/2018/07/16/629462401/transcript-president-trump-and-russian-president-putins-joint-press-conference?t=1531774783621), let’s note that there have been some interesting and visible “movements” on contentious Ukraine gas transit issue. First and most obvious conclusion – there will be probably no further US sanctions […]

Russia’s Gas Transit Poker Game: It’s Time to Help Ukraine and Change the Tactics – Part 2

Gazprom’s “Game of Poker” There are a few visible “poker game”moves undertaken by both sides as well as by third parties in the post-arbitration period: Gazprom’s seeming unwillingness to pay what is due to Ukraine ($2.56 billion). Some experts, however, point out that the likelihood of payment is still rather high. Apart from possible reputational risks, Gazprom’s […]