Putin’s war in Ukraine: The forgotten potential of Ukraine’s energy reserves.

Ukraine has extremely rich and complementary mineral resources in high concentrations and close proximity to each other. The country has abundant reserves of coal, iron ore, natural gas, manganese, salt, oil, graphite, sulfur, kaolin, titanium, nickel, magnesium, timber, and mercury… Over the last several years, the future of the European energy supply has become an…

That Signal Central Asia is at Regional Risk of War – Georges Friedman and Saleem Ali.

The entire US strategy for Afghanistan was each president keeping the war going so the next president had to bite the bullet. After 20 years, the bullet was bitten. The end looked the only way it could, chaos hard-wired into the system. We all believe we could have done better. – George Friedman