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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 10-11-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: We cannot solve Afghanistan without recognizing Pakistani army support for the Taliban. No counter-insurgency has ever succeeded where the rebels have a safe haven, so until this is dealt with, the Taliban will never be defeated. Pakistan pretends to help the US while supporting its most

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 10-04-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: Russia’s move in Syria is a desperate effort to shore up one of its only foreign allies and risks making it the great Satan with jihadists everywhere. However, Putin has at least a clearer strategy in Syria than Obama. An US army of less than

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 09-27-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said the Syrian civil war will not end any time soon. Bill Clinton said: Without a nuclear agreement with Iran 1 to 4 other states would get nuclear power in the Middle East. 10 years is a long time: from 1979-1989, the Berlin wall fell, the

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 09-20-15

Fareed Zakaria said: The US is more dominant globally than at any point since the Clinton era, with growth almost 2 times the Eurozone and 4 times Japan, and unemployment the lowest in 7 years. European businessmen are concerned with American dominance from technology to entertainment to finance. America’s big banks are more dominant

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 09-13-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: China’s economy is nearly 2.5 times that of Japan so even if growth slows substantially, China will continue to have seismic effects on the global economy. Henry Kissinger said Republican candidate China-bashing is dangerous and could create an atmosphere a la Europe before WW

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Petrostate Cash Crunch Continues Amid Oil Collapse, Proxy Wars – Zero Hedge 09-07-15

Salient to Investors: Tyler Durden writes: ZIRP has allowed insolvent US oil producers to stay in business and help keep oil prices low, and now Saudi Arabia and Qatar are also tapping the credit markets. Saudi Arabia needs crude at $100 to finance their budget deficit estimated to be 20%

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 08-30-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: The US economy has recovered nicely. A 2014 UCLA study found that many black and Latino students face almost total isolation from white and Asian students and middle-class peers. Much more Saudi oil wealth has gone into pernicious causes over the last 30 years

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 08-16-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: The Iran nuclear agreement is flawed, but has the toughest terms ever negotiated and sets back Iran’s nuclear program more than any serious military campaign would. Automatic re-imposition of sanctions can be triggered unilaterally by the US. Iran gets sanctions relief regardless because allies will not extend sanctions

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 08-02-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: New America reports that, since 9-11, 74 people have been killed in America by terrorists vs. over 150,000 killed in gun homicides. ShootingTracker.com says that in the first 207 days of 2015 America had 207 mass shootings. Gunpolicy.org says America’s gun homicide rate is 50 times

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 07-19-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: History shows that the more countries integrate within the global community, the less incentives they have to be spoilers. Iran and the US share common interests on the threat from ISIS, the stability of Iraq and Afghanistan. The most successful and dominating countries in

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