Month: January 2016

  • Dangers of Global Wealth Inequality

      A Credit Swisse Report says that the top 0.7% of the world’s population, those with net wealth of $1 million or more, about 34 million people, own 45% of all global wealth.  It says there are 123,800 Ultra High Net Worth individuals worldwide who have a net worth of more than $50 million.  Fortune […]

  • Obama’s State of the Union

    I think Obama has done a good job as President compared to many of his predecessors, especially George W. Bush, one of the worst Presidents in modern history.  Bush and Cheney slept while New York City and Washington were attacked.  Then they retaliated against the wrong country.  They created Guantanamo, America’s version of the Soviet […]

  • Recent MTCR Articles

    Since I worked on the creation of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) back in the 1980s, I’m interested to see that it is still going.  Here are some recent news articles about it collected by Google Alert.  Most of them deal with India.   No Decision Yet on India’s MTCR Membership Application India’s MTCR […]

  • Turkey and the Kurds

    On CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Anne Marie Slaughter picked the Turkey-Kurd issue as one of the most important for 2016, and I agree with her.  We have become increasingly dependent on the Kurds in the most volatile parts of the Middle East in which we are involved – Syria, Iraq, and Iran – and now the […]