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Global Perspectives on Europe’s Strategic Future

‘Global Perspectives on Europe’s Strategic Future,’ A project of the Atlantic Council of the US and Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, London Co-author with Prof. Michael Clarke, ...

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MGIMO: Russian-language edition of Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs “From Third World to First: The Singapore Story, 1965-2000”

Mirtchev, A. (2010, April 10). The Russian-language edition of Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs “From Third World to First: The Singapore Story, 1965-2000” with Foreword by the Hon. Henry Kissinger and ...

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Shale gas – the new best US foreign policy tool?

Mirtchev, A. (2013, November 27). Shale gas – the new best US foreign policy tool? RealClearEnergy In an article on RealClearEnergy, Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International ...

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The post-G8 Outcomes: Overarching Statement with Limited Policy Output Due to Divergent Visions of Post-Crisis Recovery Strategies

Mirtchev, A. (2013, June 19). The post-G8 Outcomes: Overarching Statement with Limited Policy Output Due to Divergent Visions of Post-Crisis Recovery Strategies. CNBC Following the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland, Dr. ...

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The pre-G8 Summit Agenda: The Transforming Geo-economic and Security Paradigm under Pressure to Address Issues of Trade, Tax and Transparency

Mirtchev, A., (2013, June 13). The pre-G8 Summit Agenda: The Transforming Geo-economic and Security Paradigm under Pressure to Address Issues of Trade, Tax and Transparency, CNBC In an interview on CNBC ...

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Forbes: Alternative Energy And Global Energy Security In Aftermath Of Rio+20

G20 leaders convened in Mexico on June 18-19 and from there the caravan of ministers headed south to Brazil for the Rio+20 UN Earth Summit. With the Greek political drama

Real Clear World: Will G-20 Counter Power of Uncertainty?

Mirtchev, A. (2011, October 4). Will G-20 Counter Power of Uncertainty?. Real Clear World. With the run-up to the French G-20 summit, Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, President of the Royal United Services Institute ...

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European Energy Review: The new EU External Energy Policy: an important move – if it is not too late

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

BBC World News: The ongoing wave of quantitative easing – is Japan’s monetary easing a sign of a global anti-austerity tsunami?

Mirtchev, A. (2013, April 4). The ongoing wave of quantitative easing – is Japan’s monetary easing a sign of a global anti-austerity tsunami? BBC World News  In an interview on the BBC, Dr. ...

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Forbes: Will Financial Regulation Trash Global Economic Security?

Mirtchev, A. (2012, March 29). Will Financial Regulation Trash Global Economic Security? Forbes. Under the auspices of the Financial Stability Board, more than 30 recommendations have been set out as part of ...

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International Business Times: Gold Prices Struggle to Stay Near $1,700

Mirtchev, A. (2011, November 23). Gold Prices Struggle to Stay Near $1,700. International Business Times. In response to the question posed by the International Business Times, ‘Does the new line of credit ...

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Forbes: We are all Europeans now

Mirtchev, A. (2012, January 4). We are all Europeans now. Forbes. The broadening cracks in the European economic framework now appear to be undermining the whole European structure, as if a ‘contagion’ is ...

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The Globalist: The search for a new global equilibrium: “Waiting for Constantine”

Mirtchev, A. & Bailey, N. (2011, March 24). The Search for a New Global Equilibrium: “Waiting for Constantine.” The Globalist.  In the wake of the global economic crisis, the world is trying to ...

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The Economist: The Fed’s have-it-both-ways policy

Mirtchev, A. (2011, August 31). The Fed’s have-it-both-ways policy. 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 ...

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The Globalist: Toward a New Magna Carta

Mirtchev, A. & Bailey, N. (2011, March 31). Toward a New Magna Carta. The Globalist. In the year 1204, the doughty knights of the Fourth Crusade entered Constantinople by stealth and thoroughly looted ...

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University of Oxford: Oxford SWF Project “Deep Thoughts by Alexander Mirtchev”

Monk, A. (2010, November 17.) Deep Thoughts by Alexander Mirtchev. University of Oxford. The “Oxford Sovereign Wealth Funds Project,” Oxford University, analyzed SWF post-crisis investment strategies and discussed views concerning the ...

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The Times: Securing Global Economic Security

Mirtchev, A. (2011, May 6). Securing global economic security. The Times. In a Letter to the Editor of the Times, Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, President of Krull Corp., assesses inflation as a significant ...

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G20 Magazine: The Global Economic Security Significance of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Mirtchev, A. (2010, November 12). The Global Economic Security Significance of Sovereign Wealth Funds. G20 Magazine. In the G20 Magazine for the Korea Summit in November 2010, Dr. Mirtchev, Vice-President of the ...

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CNBC: The European Debt Crisis – Dominant State Intervention Need Not Preclude Market-oriented Exit Strategies, But One Should Not Hold One’s Breath

Mirtchev, A. (2010, May 5). The European Debt Crisis – Dominant State Intervention Need Not Preclude Market-oriented Exit Strategies, But One Should Not Hold One’s Breath. CNBC News. Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, President of Krull ...

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The National: Sovereign Wealth Funds to Multiply

Mirtchev, A. (2010, June 26). Sovereign Wealth Funds to Multiply. The National. Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, President of Krull Corp., maintains that SWFs are increasingly seen as bound to play a more critical role ...

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Al Jazeera: The Euro is First and Foremost a Political Project – Intrinsic Political Considerations will not Allow the Collapse of the Euro Zone

Mirtchev, A. (2010, May 11). The Euro is First and Foremost a Political Project – Intrinsic Political Considerations will not Allow the Collapse of the Euro Zone. AlJazeera. Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, President ...

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ABC News: Prioritizing Investment Portfolios Beyond the Global Downturn – Multinationals and SWFs Surpass the “Withdraw And Regroup” Phase and Consider the Post-crisis Geo-economic Horizon

Mirtchev, A. (2099, August 27). Prioritizing Investment Portfolios Beyond the Global Downturn – Multinationals and SWFs Surpass the “Withdraw And Regroup” Phase and Consider the Post-crisis Geo-economic Horizon. ABC News. Dr. Alexander ...

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International Business Times: Gold

Mirtchev, A. (2011, November 23). Gold. International Business Times In response to the question posed by the International Business Times, ‘Does the new line of credit by the IMF to strong Eurozone ...

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Global Finance Magazine: Corporate Finance: Sovereign Wealth Funds Prepare To Take More Active Role In M&A

Mirtchev, A. (2009, October 1). Corporate Finance: Sovereign Wealth Funds Prepare To Take More Active Role In M&A. Global Finance Magazine. Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, President of Krull Corp., considers the extent to which ...

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University of Oxford: Post-crisis Political Realities Changing SWF Dynamics – Synergetic Investments by SWFs Expand Under the Banner of Corporate Governance and Transparency

The “Oxford Sovereign Wealth Funds Project,” Oxford University, analyzed SWF post-crisis investment strategies and discussed views concerning the new political reality that positions SWFs in a new role in the ...

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Diplomatic Courier: What should rapidly developing economies and emerging markets do in the economic crisis?

Mirtchev, A. (2009, Fall). What should rapidly developing economies and emerging markets do in the economic crisis? . The Diplomatic Courier. Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, President of Krull Corp., member of the Board ...

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Reuters: Sovereign Funds Join Forces for Strategic Investment

Mirtchev, A. (2009, August 18). Sovereign Funds Join Forces for Strategic Investment. Reuters Hedgeworld, Natsuko Waki. Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, President of Krull Corp., discussed the post-crisis trend of active cooperation between sovereign ...

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AlJazeera: Rectifying the Discordant Role of the International Financial System in the Global Security Architecture – Time to Unleash a Global “Financial Mega-Market”?

The President of Krull Corp. Dr. Alexander Mirtchev believes that the initiatives espoused to reform the global financial markets and reshape regulations ultimately represent an attempt to “put the genie

Business Week: Emerging Markets’ Uneven Recovery Creating New Strategic Openings – Multinationals in the Midst of the Downturn

Mirtchev, A. (2009, February 26). Emerging Markets’ Uneven Recovery Creating New Strategic Openings – Multinationals in the Midst of the Downturn. Business Week.  Business Week. The President of Krull Corp. analyzes how the ...

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Al Jazeera: The Omnipresent Specter of Sovereign Debt – Defining the Nature of the Post-Recovery Period and Beyond

Mirtchev, A. (2009, May 24). The Omnipresent Specter of Sovereign Debt – Defining the Nature of the Post-Recovery Period and Beyond. AlJazeera. Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, President of Washington, D.C.-based Krull Corp., assesses ...

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Bloomberg: Globalization and Fragmentation as Two Sides of the Same Coin

Mirtchev, A. (2008, October 10). Globalization and Fragmentation as the two sides of the same coin. Bloomberg. The President of Krull Corp., Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, assessed the strategies of emerging markets and ...

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MSNBC: Liquidity versus Solvency

Mirtchev, A. (2009, February 28). Liquidity versus Solvency – A choice with profound implications for dealing with the crisis and the recovery period, and, most importantly, for the post-crisis global ...

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VOA: Global Economic Adjustment Seems Inevitable

Multinationals Should Gear-up for a Serious Economic Downturn and Use This Time to Reposition Themselves with a Focus on Emerging and Rapidly Developing Economies The President of Krull Corp., Dr. Alexander ...

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Merger Market: Burgeoning Sovereign Debt Could Sink Global Economic Stability

Mirtchev, A. (2009, January 11). Burgeoning Sovereign Debt Could Sink Global Economic Stability – The Consequences of Massive State Intervention are Bound to Impede the Recovery and Further Redefine the Geo-economic Equilibrium. Reuters. Dr. ...

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International Business Times: Faced with the Crisis, Multinationals Consider a Two-Pronged Strategy – Expanding Their Global Footprint and Focusing Beyond their Core Businesses

Mirtchev, A. (2008, December 8). Faced with the Crisis, Multinationals Consider a Two-Pronged Strategy – Expanding Their Global Footprint and Focusing Beyond their Core Businesses. International Business Times.  Dr. Alexander Mirtchev assesses ...

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USA Today: Anticipated Post-Crisis Momentum Could Reposition Emerging Markets – States Retooling to Utilize New Geo-Economic Instruments such as SWFs

Mirtchev, A. (2008, December 5). Anticipated Post-Crisis Momentum Could Reposition Emerging Markets – States Retooling to Utilize New Geo-Economic Instruments such as SWFs. USA Today. Dr. Alexander Mirtchev discussed the strategy of a ...

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Euro Week: The Foretold Fate of the Push Toward Economic Stability – The Varied Approaches to Tackle the Crisis Converging Around Government Intervention will Create Different Paths to a Patchy and Uneven Recovery

Mirtchev, A. (2008, November 28). The Foretold Fate of the Push Toward Economic Stability – The Varied Approaches to Tackle the Crisis Converging Around Government Intervention will Create Different Paths to ...

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The Washington Post: Global Economic Security Imbalance – Still inherent in recovery strategies of the leading economies

Mirtchev, A. (2008, October 10). Global Economic Security Imbalance – Still inherent in recovery strategies of the leading economies. The Washington Post. Dr. Alexander Mirtchev assesses the effects of the “bailouts” in the ...

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Bloomberg: Liquidity vs. Solvency – Prioritizing Liquidity Over Solvency will Determine Anti-Crisis Policies and Define the End-Game

Mirtchev, A. (2008, October 4). Liquidity vs. Solvency – Prioritizing Liquidity Over Solvency will Determine Anti-Crisis Policies and Define the End-Game. Bloomberg. Dr. Alexander Mirtchev analyzes the varied responses to the current financial ...

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iStock Analyst: Global Economic Security Rebalancing – Commodities Price Volatility as a Symptom of Upcoming Asymmetric Economic Cycles

Mirtchev, A. (2008, September 24). Global Economic Security Rebalancing – Commodities Price Volatility as a Symptom of Upcoming Asymmetric Economic Cycles. iStock Analyst. Dr. Alexander Mirtchev says that commodity price fluctuations are ...

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All Business: Tomorrow’s exit strategy should be in place today

Mirtchev, A. (2008, September 20). Tomorrow’s Exit Strategy Should be in Place Today – The Already Inevitable Bailout Packages Should be Accompanied by a Viable Market-oriented Exit Strategy. AllBusiness. The unprecedented U.S. government and ...

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E&ETV: The Lasting Impact of the Post-Cold War Paradigm Shift on Energy Security

Without a Political Solution, the Russia-Ukraine Gas Dispute Exemplifies Energy Disruptions Impacting European and Global Energy Security Krull Corp.’s President Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, in an interview with Energy and Environment Television, ...

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The Street: Unrest In Egypt And Suez Canal Could Have Major Economic Impact

Unrest In Egypt And Suez Canal Could Have Major Economic Impact Defense analysts agree that the Egyptian uprising against Hosni Mubarak does not yet threaten the Suez Canal, which remains essential to U.S. ...

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Voice of America: The New G20 “G-ometry” – from Euclidean multi-polarity to Newtonian multi-centricity toward a multidimensional multifaceted Brave New World

Mirtchev, A. (2008, December 20). The New G20 “G”-ometry – From Euclidian Multi-Polarity to Newtonian Multi-Centricity Toward a Multidimensional Multifaceted Brave New World. Voice of America.  In an interview with Voice of America ...

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Gulf News: The “Glamour” Investments Party is Over – SWFs to Reconsider Core and Non-core Assets and Restructure Portfolios, at Least for Now

Mirtchev, A. (21, November 2008). The “Glamour” Investments Party is Over – SWFs to Reconsider Core and Non-core Assets and Restructure Portfolios, at Least for Now. Gulf News Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, President ...

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The New York Times: Foreign Exchange Volatility a Concern but “Old-Fashioned Currency Control” Not the Answer – A Sign of Upcoming Currency Wars?

Mirtchev, A. (2008, October 31). Foreign Exchange Volatility a Concern but “Old-Fashioned Currency Control” Not the Answer – A Sign of Upcoming Currency Wars? The New York Times. The global economic and financial ...

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Reuters: Dr. Alexander Mirtchev warns against mid and long-term repercussions of unbalanced and even mindless state

Mirtchev, A. (2011, January 11). Dr. Alexander Mirtchev warns against the mid and long-term repercussions of  unbalanced and even mindless state. Reuters.  Alexander Mirtchev, Washington-based economic strategist and expert, reviewed the actions of ...

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The Financial Content: European Debt Crisis – Alexander Mirtchev believes state intervention should have an exit strategy

Mirtchev, A. (2011, May 8). European Debt Crisis – Alexander Mirtchev Believes State Intervention Should Have Exit    Strategy. The Financial Content. Concerns over sovereign debt lead economic agendas worldwide. According to Dr. ...

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Atlantic Council: Will G-20 Counter-Power of Uncertainty?

Mirtchev, A. (2011, November 1). Will G-20 counter-power of uncertainty? Atlantic Council.  In 2009, G-20 leaders met in Pittsburgh and emerged with a mandate ‘to be the premier forum for international economic ...

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Europe’s World: The Eurozone’s Unattractive Options

Mirtchev, A. (2012, February 24). The Eurozone’s Unattractive Options. Europe’s World. The latest iteration of Europe’s sovereign debt crisis is now into its third year. The imbalances laid bare by it now ...

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Dow Jones: A “Pass-Key” Opening the Door Out of the Crisis? – While Worldwide “Bailout Packages” are Perceived as a “Necessary Evil” there is a Hefty Price to be Paid

Mirtchev, A. (2008, October 13). A “Pass-Key” Opening the Door Out of the Crisis? – While Worldwide “Bailout Packages” are Perceived as a “Necessary Evil” there is a Hefty Price to be ...

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Forbes: Supply-side Recovery Strategies – National Approaches and Mechanisms Shifting Focus onto Productivity

Mirtchev, A. (2008, November 19). Supply-side Recovery Strategies – National Approaches and Mechanisms Shifting Focus onto Productivity. Forbes. Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, President of Krull Corp., contends that different economies are adopting strategies for ...

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The Wall Street Journal: Local Showdown with the Global Downturn – Two Patterns of Dealing with “Toxic Assets” Emerge: Developed Economies Assimilate while Emerging Markets Use Targeted Mitigation Policies

Mirtchev, A. (2009, January 11). Local Showdown with the Global Downturn – Two Patterns of Dealing with “Toxic Assets” Emerge: Developed Economies Assimilate while Emerging Markets Use Targeted Mitigation Policies. The Wall ...

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MSNBC: Energy Security Redux – For Russia to be a Responsible Energy Market Player it Needs to be a “Bona Fide Stakeholder” in the Global Energy Security Equation

Mirtchev, A. (2009, January 17). Energy Security Redux – For Russia to be a Responsible Energy Market Player it Needs to be a “Bona Fide Stakeholder” in the Global Energy Security ...

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Reuters: Potential Global Rebalancing Factors – SWFs to Expand Footprint in the Emerging Markets via Strategic Cooperation

Mirtchev, A. (2009, August 18). Potential Global Rebalancing Factors – SWFs to Expand Footprint in the Emerging Markets via Strategic Cooperation. Reuters. Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, President of Krull Corp., discussed the post-crisis trend ...

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MergerMarket: Burgeoning Sovereign Debt Could Sink Global Economic Stability

The Consequences of Massive State Intervention are Bound to Impede the Recovery and Further Redefine the Geo-economic Equilibrium Dr. Alexander Mirtchev assesses the implications for government intervention in the banking system ...

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Al Jazeera: After the Worldwide Bailouts – The Long Shadow of Overwhelming Sovereign Indebtedness Has Created an Imperative to Redefine the “Social Contract” between Main Street, Wall Street and the Government

After the Worldwide Bailouts – The Long Shadow of Overwhelming Sovereign Indebtedness Has Created an Imperative to Redefine the “Social Contract” between Main Street, Wall Street and the Government. Alexander ...

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Voice of America: Faced with the Global Economic Crisis, Multinationals Consider a Two-Pronged Strategy – Expanding Their Global Footprint and Focusing Beyond their Core Businesses

In an interview with Voice of America television, Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, an economic policy expert and president of Krull Corporation, shed light on the strategic options that multi-national companies have ...

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Forbes: In the Midst of the Crisis “Bottom Fishing” has Already Begun – Multinationals Navigating the Emerging Multi-centric Global Economy

Dr. Alexander Mirtchev, President of Krull Corp., asserts that, despite the persistence of the global economic downturn, there are signs of revival in investment activity, in particular towards assets that ...

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Smart Money: After the Worldwide Bailouts – The Long Shadow of Overwhelming Sovereign Indebtedness Has Not Created an Imperative to Redefine the “Social Contract” between Main Street, Wall Street and the Government

Dr. Alexander Mirtchev noted that the actions taken toward economic recovery, in particular, the state intervention in the market, generate complexities and imbalances that can have a medium- to long-term ...

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MSNBC: The Global Economic Security Equation – Likely Prospects Defined by Worldwide State Intervention in the Markets and Resulting Accumulated Debt

Dr. Alexander Mirtchev cautions that the potential recovery determined by global economic initiatives, such as those envisaged by the G20, will be contingent on taking into account their unanticipated consequences. ...

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E&ETV: For Oil and Gas Exporters to be Responsible Energy Market Players, They Need to be “Bona Fide Stakeholders” in the European and Global Energy Security Equation

Alexander Mirtchev : For Oil and Gas Exporters to be Responsible Energy Market Players, They Need to be “Bona Fide Stakeholders” in the European and Global Energy Security Equation.

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Bloomberg: Emerging Markets’ Uneven Recovery Creating New Strategic Openings and Affecting the Nature of Post-Crisis Global Economic Security

Emerging Markets’ Uneven Recovery Creating New Strategic Openings and Affecting the Nature of Post-Crisis Global Economic Security. Alexander Mirtchev, Bloomberg Television.

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Al Jazeera: The economic future of Greece as the last Soviet-style economy in the EU is a possible precursor to a two-speed Europe

Mirtchev, A. (2010, May 11). The Impact of Greece’s Downturn. Al Jazeera. The ongoing economic meltdown in Greece is threatening the financial health of Europe and could send ripples around the world.Violent protests ...

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