When I saw the headline on a new article co-authored by David Petraeus, former U.S. military commander in Iraq, my first reaction was “Finally! Someone from the American national security establishment who gets it on international trade!” When I finished, I realized that Petraeus had simply joined the rapidly swelling ranks of bigwigs who believe that they can become instant experts on the subject. 1,040 more words
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CBS News’ Mark Knoller keeps nightly notes of what leads the evening news, and two of the broadcast networks kicked off their evening news programs with updates on the reported ISIS-inspired terror plot to behead someone, possibly a police officer. 281 more words
Revolutions — from military to social to technological — have altered the course of history as they change the prevailing political dynamic.
The “fracking/shale revolution” that has transformed the oil and gas world in the past decade has profoundly altered the outlook for energy in the United States — the world’s largest consumer and now a resurgent and increasingly influential producer. 1,905 more words
Revolutions — from military to social to technological — have altered the course of history time and again as they change the prevailing political dynamic. 1,901 more words
Top executives and political leaders from Western Canada are meeting in Calgary in early June for an invite-only event on economic and trade challenges in a post-Obama continent. 458 more words