Conflict is the watchword for what I'm seeing in the US now. Though the US is settling trade disputes with allies, the tension internally and with geopolitical rivals Russia and China has increased.
In the case of China, I would look at this as the beginning of a new cold war. And it happening against a backdrop of the US riven by disharmony domestically. In the case of Russia, despite US President Trump's own positive views on Putin and Russia, evidence is mounting that the US sees Russia as a rogue force bent to be countered almost as forcefully as China.
My thoughts are below, using recent news headlines as jumping off points.
1 - Kavanaugh
Brett Kavanaugh just passed a cloture vote by the full Senate, with all Democrats voting no except West Virginia's Joe Manchin, who is in a tough ...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.