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After a year of almost non-stop chaos in eastern Ukraine, the Professor summarizes the major events of the Ukrainian unraveling in the last 11 months….but mostly as a backdrop to the actions of Vladimir Putin in this drama, and the potential long-term impacts that all...

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Holy House of Saud! The most revered and awesome King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia passed away on Jan 23, and has been replaced by new King Salman. In this 3-part podcast, the Professor chats about the old King, the new King, and the possible huge (but subtlety unfolding)...

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Holy House of Saud! The most revered and awesome King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia passed away on Jan 23, and has been replaced by new King Salman. In this 3-part podcast, the Professor chats about the old King, the new King, and the possible huge (but subtlety unfolding)...

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Holy House of Saud! The most revered and awesome King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia passed away on Jan 23, and has been replaced by new King Salman. In this 3-part podcast, the Professor chats about the old King, the new King, and the possible huge (but subtlety unfolding)...

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Well, hundreds of you asked for it, and now you got it: Here is my take on the current domestic drivel. A self-inflicted wound, the US debt debacle is now a global problem that will affect the planet, and ultimately is a threat to the world economy, the US role in the...

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Interviews

World Leaders

Leung Chun-ying

Chief Executive of Hong Kong

Hong Kong was involved in the Opium Wars in the late 1800s.  Hong Kong was handed back to China from Great Britain in 1997.  Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region.  Do you have any idea what any of this means?  Well, before we get into Leung Chun Ying, here is...

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Cristina Kirchner

President of Argentina

“Don’t cry for me Argentina!” was a song written in 1978 for the musical Evita based on the life of a famous female political figure in Argentine history, Eva Peron. However, Eva Peron is the old leading lady in the history of Argentina…the new star of this...

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Janet Yellen

15th Chair of the Federal Reserve of United States

Janet Yellen is the main woman of monetary policy in the US, the big Kahuna of the bucks, the head of the Fed! Technically the title is “The Chairwoman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System” which is the head of the central banking system of the...

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