For allies to be facing a public conflict like the one that emerged following the termination of the $60bn NAVAL Group contract between France and Australia, and the simultaneous signing of the AUKUS agreement between the US, UK and Australia, can only be described as a debacle for all parties…


This blog stems from a personal experience.

I am compelled by my health insurer to use a major ePharmacy to get my medication delivered. A single bottle in a huge box is shipped from Kansas City, and travels 1,250 miles by air or truck. …


The ministers of foreign affairs and other officials from the P5+1 countries, the European Union and Iran while announcing the framework of a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear program — in Switzerland on 2 April 2015.

It is one of the most significant failures of U.S. foreign policy. The U.S. is ignoring the complexity of the Middle East situation and knowingly supporting Sunnites against Shiites. It is a crime against a people that is not responsible for the behavior of its leaders.

It is one of…


It is Time to Tell the Truth

For years, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have accumulated $2 trillion in market cap on a “token” that has absolutely no intrinsic substance. It tells us something about our society that these digital objects (I am not sure we can even call them assets) have been “threatening” the established currencies through…


Source: Euractiv

The US-EU relationship has been damaged during the Donald Trump administration. The Transatlantic alliance can only be rebuilt if it is redefined. Trust has been broken on several US commitments and Europe will no longer accept being treated as obsolete.

The Geopolitical Scene

Whether intentional or not, the geopolitical scene is different since…


“Can the peoples of Europe rise to the heights of the soul and of the instinct and spirit of man”?

Winston Churchill, September 19, 1946. University of Zurich

Politicians Must Exit the Scene

They have done enough damage and created division. The first three months of the application of the Brexit Trade Agreement have been a repetition of the conflictual narrative of the past four years, where politicians have taken…


1982 photograph of Monticello entry hall with facing busts of Jefferson and Hamilton (Photo: Langdon Clay, Photographer) — Source: US Fed


The NYSE in NYC. Source: Bloomberg

This has been a pressing topic in the past weeks when the U.S. government took several actions to intensify its grip over U.S.-listed Chinese companies. Yesterday I discussed this topic as a panelist, together with Harvey L. Pitt, former SEC Chairman; Edward Greene, Partner at Cleary Gottlieb; Lorna Xin Chen


European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier gives a statement on the outcome of Brexit next to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Source: Francisco Seco/Pool via Reuters

“The clock stopped ticking. Today is a day of relief,” E.U. negotiator Michel Barnier said at a news conference in Brussels. “But tinted by some sadness, as we compare what came before with what lies ahead.”

First of all, let’s salute the achievement and its authors.

The dramatic breakthrough of…


Source: White House

As Joe Biden puts together a team of high quality and experienced people, it might be helpful to look at the task ahead. Many Biden Administration appointees were also in the Obama Administration. This could be misconstrued as “more of the same”, which also harmed Hillary Clinton.

I just came…

Georges Ugeux

CEO at Galileo Global Advisors and Adjunct professor Columbia Law School.

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