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The Weather And Brexit

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Here are a couple of observations about the weather and Brexit. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, said in his speech on 5th July that a full blown trade war was likely to hit the USA harder than it would any of the countries upon which tariffs were imposed. He said that the US economy is growing robustly, momentum has faded a little in the euro area and, more markedly, in some emerging […]

The GIUK GAP

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The GIUK Gap is an abbreviation for the Greenland, Iceland, UK gap. It’s what is called a naval choke point, difficult for a navy to get past if there are defenders set against it. This article is about geopolitics, and specifically about what would likely happen in a conflict between Russia and the West. In time of conflict, the primary task of the Russian fleet in the Atlantic would be to stop the US fleet […]