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“War is Over If You Want It”- John and Yoko

Before we get down to business, we want to take a minute to acknowledge our solidarity with the people of Ukraine. War is never the answer. We pray for your safety and the safety of every global citizen, yearning for peace where it doesn’t currently exist. – GA Team

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is driving up doubt in the business and government sector, causing a pause in an already shaky market. At the very least, a foreign dispute could further delay a return to global normalcy.

Ultimately, how will this conflict affect you and your loved ones? How will it affect your business and the U.S. markets at large? What can we do to navigate through this crisis?

We’ve lined up some heavy hitters — geopolitical risk experts and economic futurists — that have been staying on top of this rapidly evolving situation. Check out the latest commentary from this week’s featured speakers.

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Turning Point of Global Order


Calling farce, global political risk expert Ian Bremmer claims this an unprovoked war, erected by disinformation, fake news, and lies from Russian President Vladimir Putin himself. The host of GZERO World states that the dictator lied about de-escalation, pulling troops back from the Ukrainian border, and stopping Russia’s military exercises in Belarus in February. Instead, Putin chooses a war of choice, first starting with cyber and bombing campaigns accompanying military invasions of Ukraine’s largest cities.

Despite their interdependence on energy, trade, and finance, the long-term effects could potentially break up the European Union and Russian economies. Ever so diligent, the president and founder of Eurasia Group will continue reporting on what could be the turning point of global order. If you want Ian in real-time, you can keep up with him via his Twitter feed or book through Gotham Artists to consult for your next business or policy meeting.




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Global Political Risk Expert Ian Bremmer is a political scientist who helps business leaders, policymakers, and the general public make sense of their world. He is president and founder of Eurasia Group, the world’s leading political risk research and consulting firm, and GZERO Media, a company dedicated to providing intelligent and engaging coverage of international affairs. He is the host of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, which airs weekly on U.S. national public television. Ian is also a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, the BBC, Bloomberg, and many other television stations worldwide.

Takes One to Know One


Experienced in facing masterminds, globally recognized Russian chess legend Garry Kasparov and now politician comes down hard on the current global upheaval. Never shy about being vocal, he concludes that the people who supported or ignored the escalations should be ashamed of creating a monster. Though forced to move to Croatia in 2014 from fear of persecution, Garry aims to keep Russia from sliding into a deeper hole.

In a recent interview with Iranian Journalist Masih Alinjad, the pro-democrat admits that President Putin plays a different game. Comparing Putin to Sadaam Hussain, Adolf Hitler, and the like, Garry states that dictators bend the rules anytime they want, terrorizing the people who attempt to rise against them. The fight is not just about Russia; it’s a global fight that could lead to disaster for everyone.




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Legendary Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov made his legendary name in the international sports arena for his 20-year reign as the world’s #1 chess player. In 2005 Kasparov retired from professional chess to lead the pro-democracy opposition against the dictatorial regime of Vladimir Putin, including a run for the presidency of Russia in 2008. Kasparov is a popular speaker to business groups worldwide on strategy, innovation, and leadership. His 2007 book on decision-making, “How Life Imitates Chess,” has been published in over a dozen languages. He has been a contributing editor to the Wall Street Journal since 1991.

U.S. Traders Tipped Off



The 1st Chief of Market Intelligence, Andrew Busch, took to LinkedIn, posting his opinion on the matter at hand. Since the Ukrainian invasion, oil, natural gas, corn, wheat, and palladium have spiked, Andrew states that E.U.’s choices on energy show the danger of transitioning too fast & being at the whim of Putin. Even though the economic futurist strongly suggests retaliation, he also tips off the U.S. liquid natural gas exporters surging to E.U. to help offset Russian dependence.

Referencing a Wall Street Journal article, Europe’s energy gas crisis pays off for U.S. natural gas sellers. The conflict put dozens of British energy companies out of business, causing prices to inflate to a record high of £180/$205, leaving the U.S. to emerge as the biggest LNG export of all time.




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Economic Futurist and 1st Chief Market Intelligence Office U.S. government Andrew Busch’s job was to provide objective research on the financial markets to the CFTC, SEC, U.S. Treasury, and Federal Reserve. Energy, agriculture, interest rates, and technology (Bitcoin, blockchain, A.I.). Andrew provided briefings to White House, U.S. House, and U.S. Senate staffers on a wide range of issues, including the economy, stock market direction, interest rates, and China’s influence on the global commodity markets. His ROI is preparing your board, clients, and conference attendees for the opportunities ahead.

Red Lines Crossed 



What’s Putin’s purpose in throwing the world back into the 1930s? Pondering the same and showing his support, geopolitics expert Jamie Metzl keeps his digital audience up to speed, urging the free world to #StandWithUkraine. Metzl insists the brutal invasion will not bode well for Russia in the end, warning about the inevitable consequences of seizing neighboring states as property.

Even still, the former global investment firm partner urgently demands U.S. President Joe Biden to impose the full panoply of banking sanctions, predicting the lack thereof will encourage further aggression from the Russian Federation. Jamie also warns that European weakness will nail the European Union’s coffin, translating to surrender to Putin. Do you #StandWithUkraine?




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Geopolitics Expert, Technology Futurist, Sci-Fi Novelist Jamie Metzl is a leading futurist specializing in making revolutionary science understandable to the general public. In February 2019, the World Health Organization appointed him as an expert advisory committee on developing global standards for governance. He regularly speaks at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including SXSW, Google Zeitgeist, and Singularity University. A former Partner of a New York-based global investment firm, he is a regular guest on CNN, Bloomberg, BBC, CBS, and other national and international media. Jamie frequently speaks to corporate, nonprofit, and academic audiences worldwide.


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