Gaddafi is dead: What now for the region?

October 20, 2011 by

The death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Sirte highlights the remarkable impact a single individual can have on a whole country. Until he was captured or killed Libyans could not get on with the job of rebuilding. His mere existence represented an inspiration to his followers and a continuing threat to the new order. Gaddafi’s death will, therefore, clear the way for the provisional government to get on with its job.

McCain offers praise to Obama Administration

October 20, 2011 by

While the GOP presidential field remained relatively silent on whether President Obama deserves any credit for the death of Libyan dictator, Muammar Qaddafi, Obama’s 2008 rival gave credit to the administration today. Speaking on Fox News today, McCain said, “This is a victory for the president, the Obama administration but most importantly” for Libyans fighting the last vestiges of the Qaddafi regime.

Don’t Bet Against China

October 20, 2011 by

Ever since the global economy became dependent on China’s economic health for its own well being, there has been ongoing speculation about whether China’s next expected economic “landing” will be hard or soft. A lot of money managers have been busy shorting China, but the country has proven — again and again — that its next landing will be neither hard nor soft, but rather, no landing at all.