Tag Archive | Russia

James Donaldson’s Book Review – No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, The NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald

This was a fascinating look into the world of national surveillance programs, most pointedly at the NSA, in which Edward Snowden played a huge part in exposing for the American population in the world to see. No matter what your political affiliations, or what you feel about Edward Snowden (American traitor vs American hero), this […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Myth of America’s Decline by Josef Joffe

A provocative and contrarian work – filled with great lessons from history – that challenges the pervasive notion that America is on the decline. Once every decade, it is “decline time” in America. In recent years, it has been the unstoppable rise of China that has spelled “finis America.” What the Chinese juggernaut is today, […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – China Shakes The World by James Kynge

    http://www.audible.com/pd/Business/China-Shakes-the-World-Audiobook/B004JW1ZG8   This is another in the great line of books that depict China’s rising global economic power, yet also a lot of the challenges that will go along with it. There are so many great books that have been written recently about China’s economic rise over the last decade or two, and […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Great Blunders In History: Russian Civil War by The History Channel

  http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B0036I53PA   the story!The History Channel series of Great Blunders in History takes us on an interesting look back during World War I in which Russia underwent a Civil War in which over 10 million people were killed.  Obviously, there was a lot of chaos during that time, which led up to World War […]

Russia’s Relationship with China, East Asia, Central Asia and Implications for the West

I attended a very interesting event this morning, “Russia’s Relationship with China, East Asia, Central Asia and Implications for the West” hosted by the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle. Fascinating insights to the global landscape in which we find ourselves now a days. We had an expert panel of speakers who shared their respective […]