Category Archives: Geopolitics

Oct. 16: Keynote at Ukrainian Trade Conference in Toronto

This is part of the efforts by the Canadian-Ukrainian Trade and Investment Support Project, a bi-national effort to help create interest and opportunities in both countries since the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Deal was approved this summer. I will be speaking about the investment climate, along with many other interesting and informative speakers who have done… Read More

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Stalin’s genocide in Ukraine in the 1930 still shapes Ukrainians and Russians

In the 1930s, Joseph Stalin committed crimes against humanity by purposely starving to death more than four million Ukrainians for resisting his Five-Year Plan to collectivize agriculture. Millions more fled and in 1937, Stalin executed or imprisoned hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian leaders and influencers. For three more generations, Russia kept Stalin’s genocide hidden until… Read More

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Trump Must Resign or Be Forced Out

Branding and celebrity are the new gold, but branding is tricky and can work in reverse. One year ago, the Grand Old Party co-branded by nominating a narcissistic novice named Donald Trump as their candidate and now faces a backlash after Trump failed to condemn white supremacists and Nazis who violently protested in Charlottesville. Within… Read More

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IMF and EU must stop the looting of Ukraine

Imagine if, on June 14, Ukraine launched its first independent anti-corruption court and began hearing dozens of cases against people in high places. Imagine if, by mid-July, several oligarchs and public officials were convicted of corruption, and their assets confiscated. Unfortunately, neither are true. A June 14 deadline for the court imposed by the IMF… Read More

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Ukraine — Barbarians at the gate from Russia and inside too

Lviv is Ukraine’s most beautiful city, an exquisite UNESCO World Heritage site that has survived attacks and changed hands for seven centuries. The city is a successful IT hub and its hotels, restaurants, and architecture attract 2.5 million visitors a year. Since 2006, its reform-minded mayor and city council have upgraded infrastructure and enticed industry… Read More

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