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FUTURE OF VENEZUELA INITIATIVE NEWSLETTER

July 5, 2020 ·  · Topic: U S Dollar  · Relevance: bad

FUTURE OF VENEZUELA INITIATIVE NEWSLETTER

Dear Colleague: Today we commemorate the signing of Venezuela’s Declaration of Independence! It is our pleasure to send you the most recent edition of the FVI Newsletter highlighting the work of the CSIS Future of Venezuela Initiative. Publications and Events Sanctions on Venezuela Can Sanctions on Venezuela be Improved? , Moises Rendon and Claudia Fernandez analyze the benefits and drawbacks of sanctions as a foreign policy tool in Venezuela. […]

U.S. Federal Reserve Ready To Buy Stocks – Yes Really.

July 5, 2020 ·  · Topic: Traditional Technical Market Research  · Relevance: bad

U.S. Federal Reserve Ready To Buy Stocks - Yes Really.

Summary The Fed is allowing BlackRock to “manage, supervise, and direct the investments” for the Fed’s account. Exhibit B in below shows Fed is ready to buy stocks. Janet Yellen said, "but longer term it wouldn’t be a bad thing for Congress to reconsider the powers that the Fed has with respect to assets it can own." The Bank of Japan and Swiss National Bank serves as a template […]

Did Maxwell ‘Kill Herself’ By Getting Arrested?

July 5, 2020 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: bad

Did Maxwell 'Kill Herself' By Getting Arrested?

Ghislaine Maxwell was caught in New Hampshire. Jeffrey Epstein’s partner-in-crime is now in U.S. custody in the darkest of all places, the Southern District of New York (SDNY). The first thing on everyone’s mind should be, “Which faction actually has her and how long will she survive?” I can’t answer those questions but it doesn’t hurt to run out a few scenarios, all of which, at this point, are […]

Bolton Changes Tune: Now Refuses To Answer ‘Russian Bounties’ Questions After Stoking The ‘Scandal’

July 5, 2020 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: bad

Bolton Changes Tune: Now Refuses To Answer 'Russian Bounties' Questions After Stoking The 'Scandal'

By middle of last week we observed of the Russian bounties to kill American troops in Afghanistan story that "at this point this non-story looks to be dead by the weekend as it’s already unraveled." Indeed by Thursday and Friday, as more Congressional leaders received closed door intelligence briefings on the allegations which originated with an anonymously sourced NY Times report claiming Trump supposedly ignored the Russian op to […]

Moon Mining Could Begin As Early As 2025

July 5, 2020 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: not sure

Moon Mining Could Begin As Early As 2025

Plans to start mining the Moon as early as 2025 became more attractive this week after a US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) team found evidence that the Earth’s natural satellite may, underneath its surface, be richer in metals than previously thought. Using data from the Miniature Radio Frequency (Mini-RF) instrument onboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a team of researchers came to the conclusion that the lunar […]

Coronavirus update: Spain imposes second local lockdown in areas with flare ups, US numbers down but not a sign of improvement

July 5, 2020 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: bad

Coronavirus update: Spain imposes second local lockdown in areas with flare ups, US numbers down but not a sign of improvement

Spanish authorities have reimposed lockdowns in two areas, covering more than 270,000 people. (AP: Bernat Armangue) Spain has locked down another area after an outbreak of coronavirus was detected, putting 70,000 more people under restrictions until at least next weekend. In the US, new case numbers have dropped under 50,000 for the first time in four days but there are fears of surges in infections coming from Independence Day […]

Suspicions cyber sabotage behind fire at Iran nuclear facility, but Israel says it’s ‘not necessarily’ involved

July 5, 2020 ·  · Topic: National Security Threats  · Relevance: bad

Suspicions cyber sabotage behind fire at Iran nuclear facility, but Israel says it's 'not necessarily' involved

Damage after a fire broke out at Iran’s Natanz Nuclear Facility. (Reuters: West Asia News Agency via Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran) A fire at Iran’s underground Natanz nuclear facility has caused significant damage that could slow the development of advanced centrifuges used to enrich uranium, an Iranian nuclear official said. Iran’s top security body said the cause of the fire that broke out on Thursday had been determined […]

Moon Mining Could Begin As Early As 2025

July 5, 2020 ·  · Topic: U S Dollar  · Relevance: bad

Moon Mining Could Begin As Early As 2025

Plans to start mining the Moon as early as 2025 became more attractive this week after a US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) team found evidence that the Earth’s natural satellite may, underneath its surface, be richer in metals than previously thought. Using data from the Miniature Radio Frequency (Mini-RF) instrument onboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a team of researchers came to the conclusion that the lunar […]

State Dept Warns Top US Firms To Replace Supply Chains Exposed To China’s Xinjiang

July 5, 2020 ·  · Topic: U S Dollar  · Relevance: bad

Now that the Senate has joined the House in its condemnation of China’s National Security Law, and on Thursday passed by unanimous consent a bipartisan bill to impose sanctions on Chinese officials who threaten Hong Kong’s limited autonomy, as well as the banks and firms that do business with them, we eagerly await when (and perhaps, if) Trump will sign the legislation into law (according to a WSJ report […]

US Installing ‘Virtual’ AI-Border Wall To Monitor Threats

July 5, 2020 ·  · Topic: U S Dollar  · Relevance: bad

US Installing 'Virtual' AI-Border Wall To Monitor Threats

President Trump, back in September, accidentally spilled the beans of a new technology embedded on the US-Mexico border wall. Trump told reporters that the steel bollard-style wall that’s made of hollow, vertical steel beams filled with concrete and rebar, would be "wired – so that we will know if somebody is trying to break through." Ten months later, the new monitoring system the president could’ve been referring to is […]

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