CNBC Interviews Dr. Alexander Mirtchev

The summit’s agenda is being shaped by the divergent pressures of political urgency and the need to meet long-term geopolitical and geo-economic necessities. Beyond the immediate foreign policy challenges and conflicts, this agenda is focused on the “hot” issues of the day – global growth, stability and governance. Paradoxically, the dominance of these issues coincided, …

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BBC World News Interviews Dr. Alexander Mirtchev

The latest step in worldwide quantitative easing measures was undertaken by Japan, which broke away from years of financial discipline. Japan’s central bank – the Bank of Japan – announced an unprecedented stimulus package of $1.4 trillion over 10 years. Monetary easing is affects the perception of the world markets about the willingness of major …

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Alternative Energy and Global Energy Security In Aftermath Of Rio+20 | By Dr. Alexander Mirtchev

The concept of a ‘green economy’ enjoys support among the G20 and was a central theme at Rio+20. This begs a question: If everyone from members of civil society to corporate and government leaders vigorously nod their heads when ‘green’ is mentioned, why doesn’t the issue ever get advanced in a global context? One answer …

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Will Financial Regulation Trash Global Economic Security? | By Dr. Alexander Mirtchev

Under the auspices of the Financial Stability Board, more than 30 recommendations have been set out as part of a massive and far-reaching G-20 financial regulatory reform package to ostensibly minimize risk in the financial system and maximize consumer protection….Indeed, the call for increased regulation follows in the wake of every major crisis, and no …

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We are all Europeans Now | By Dr. Alexander Mirtchev

While the EU has modernized and expanded in ways that its founders may not have envisioned, the architecture that underpins the Union has not adapted to the realities of a globalized twenty-first century. In effect, “we are all Europeans now, as the euro zone crisis threatens global economic security and threatens to evolve into a …

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The New EU External Energy Policy: An Important Move – If It Is Not Too Late | By Dr. Alexander Mirtchev

With the adoption of its new External Energy Policy, the EU has finally made a first step towards its integration as a single negotiating bloc in the world energy market. As such the External Energy Policy could become an important factor in the global energy security picture and a possible geopolitical game-changer. However, it remains …

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Gold Prices Struggle to Stay Near $1,700 | By Mike Obel

The new streamlined credit line will “probably act as another form of quantitative easing, as the recipient countries would rather address liquidity, instead of the underlying fundamental problem — solvency,” said Alexander Mirtchev, head of Krull Corp. and president of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies International. “By its very nature, …

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Will the G-20 Counter the Power of Uncertainty? | By Dr. Alexander Mirtchev

In the run-up to the French G-20 summit, the rising tide of global economic turmoil and problems ranging from sovereign indebtedness to consumption and saving imbalances have created a ‘perfect storm’ that is far from abating. What are the challenges that G-20 leaders face in setting forth a concrete, viable roadmap that genuinely addresses the …

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Comment by Dr. Alexander Mirtchev in The Economist

In response to the Economist’s debate following Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke’s speech at the annual meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Mirtchev notes that governments worldwide, including the US Fed, should take a long and hard look at the inflationary impact of the policy responses of the day, i.e., QE3. The majority of …

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