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“Food scares are exaggerated, but good copy for the media”

Mark Matthews is a Merrill Lynch strategist based in Hong Kong. Here is his analysis of the widespread reports about food riots in Asia.  The following is excerpted from “Guanxi” (23 May 2008). Food scares are exaggerated, but good copy for media We noted on our European trip a high degree of concern over rising food prices …

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How the Iraq and Vietnam wars are mirror images of each other

Chet Richards (Colonel, USAF, retired) noted the strong parallels between our tactics in Vietnam then and Iraq now.  Now let’s look through the other end of the telescope.  How does our experience in Vietnam differ from that in Iraq?  I believe that in one key aspect of the war our actions in Iraq are a mirror image of …

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Three blind men examine the Iraq Elephant

First in another series of Iraq situation reports. As with the fable about the blind men and the elephant (look here for several versions), we can look at Iraq from different perspectives.  Each gives different insights. One day, a rajah’s son asked, “Father, what is reality?” “An excellent question, my son.  Come, we will go …

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