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Ellen R. Wald

Ellen R. Wald, Ph.D. is a historian & consultant on energy and geopolitics. She is the author of Saudi, Inc. and president of Transversal Consulting.

12 July 2019 07:14 AM

People of Hong Kong fear impending Chinese oppression

​In 1842, the British won control of the island of Hong Kong as part of the treaty ending the First Opium War. In 1898, Britain signed a 99-year lease for Hong Kong, at the end of which it would relinquish control to China. At that time, no one could foresee what that would mean or what China — or Britain, for that matter — would become.

15 March 2019 03:19 PM

Higher education faces an uncertain future

In a sign of what might happen globally, state universities and private colleges across the US are facing declining enrollment.

03 January 2019 09:54 AM

Criticism of Trump’s Syria withdrawal disingenuous

Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump shook the establishment in Washington by announcing that he would do exactly what he had promised during his campaign.

11 October 2018 07:05 PM

Here's how Iran hides its secret oil trade

According to a report from, Iran has actually been exporting much more oil to many more destinations than we have been led to believe

09 June 2018 05:25 PM

10 Companies Leaving Iran As Trump's Sanctions Close In

When President Trump announced the return of U.S. sanctions on Iran almost one month ago on May 8, there was a great deal of skepticism about how many global businesses would cease operations in Iran or with Iranian agents.