US Dollar : Under Pressure from Russia

Yesterday I talked about how the Iranian government was using many different levers to “disrupt and annoy” the United States. Most critically, I mentioned their move to making all their oil transactions in Euros instead of Dolllars, thus forcing any countries using their oil to hold Euros in their federal reserves instead of Greenbacks. Admittedly, […]

EU agrees on talks with Turkey

Now we wait. Update, Turkey has accepted the deal… “Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said Ankara had reached agreement on a draft deal, and was flying to Luxembourg for the start of the talks.” Austria was the last hold out keeping the EU from opening talks with Turkey.. they have apparently, fallen into line. Now […]