Saudi Arabia, Human Rights, U.S. Ally?

This article analyzes the the extremist and intolerant Wahhabi Islam, in the light of consistent human rights violation in Saudi Arabia. Provides a broad and deep historical perspective. Spells out the reasons for us looking away when it comes to the worst situation in that country.

Russia, Ruble, 2014, Indonesia, Rupiah, 1997

This article analyzes the rapid fall in value of Russian currency, Ruble, in the light of recent, deep fall in oil prices. Discusses the issue in terms of global economics. Explains, why better global cooperation in trade and less confrontation is better for the well-being of everyone.