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Posted on Apr 2, 2014 in War College

FLASHPOINTS: Ukraine, Currency Reserve, and Israel-Iran Crisis

FLASHPOINTS: Ukraine, Currency Reserve, and Israel-Iran Crisis

By John Antal

Ukraine and Russia’s intentions there remain the top issue in John Antal’s early April FLASHPOINTS. Vladimir Putin’s efforts to replace the US dollar with the Chinese Yuan (renminbi) as the world’s reserve currency create another area of concern, especially since oil worldwide is priced in dollars. His report also looks at the ramped-up rhetoric and disturbing actions in the lingering Israel-Iran crisis. Click here to download the pdf from Armchair General‘s FLASHPOINTS page.

John Antal has frequently authored articles for Armchair General, including “Wars Without End: the Challenge of ‘Arab Spring'” and “Flashpoint Gaza Analysis.” He has authored or co-authored numerous books. His latest is 7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution: The Founding Fathers, Liberty, and the Struggle for Independence. Read Armchair General‘s exclusive interview, “7 Questions for John Antal on ‘7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution.’


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