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Robert Mugabe Under House Arrest, Military Takes Control Of Zimbabwe

By Andjela Radmilac. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Zimbabwe’s head of state, 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, has been placed under house arrest after what seems to be a military coup took place in the nation’s capital.

Robert Mugabe

By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse B. Awalt/Released [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Robert Mugabe is safe

Following numerous reports on social media late Thursday night about the increased military presence in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, the country’s military took control of the national broadcaster, ZBC.

Two military officials, one of them identified as Maj. Gen. Sibusiso Moyo, issued a short statement that “the situation in our country has moved to another level.”

Addressing the public concern that the Zimbabwean military was overthrowing the government and President Robert Mugabe, the military chief of staff stated: “We are only targeting criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice.”

During the short announcement, Moyo assured the public that President Robert Mugabe and his family are safe and that their security is guaranteed. No further clarifications were given on the whereabouts and well-being of the oldest head of state in the world.

Is it a coup?

Despite the military’s claims that this is not, in fact, a military takeover, but rather, is an operation to reinstate Zimbabwe’s democracy, both experts and the general public are calling this a blatant example of a coup d’état.

In light of last week’s firing of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and next year’s impending elections, this apparent military takeover seems like a bloodless removal of power from Mugabe’s regime, which was instated in 1980. With most of the nation seeing Vice President Mnangagwa as the best contender to succeed the aging and often feeble President Robert Mugabe, his abrupt firing last week might be what incited this week’s events. Whether it’s a direct demonstration of the military’s loyalty to Mnangagwa or just an effort to remove the ruling party from power is yet to be seen.

However, what remains clear is the fact that the event currently unfolding in Harare has all the signs of being a coup. One could argue it’s a bloodless, modern interpretation of one, but a coup, nonetheless.

What’s happening now?

Witnesses report that life as usual…
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US Secret Deal With ISIS Let Thousands Of Fighters Escape From Raqqa [REPORT]

By VW Staff. Originally published at ValueWalk.

More than four months of relentless fighting and continual airstrikes have left Raqqa in ruins and almost completely devoid of people. The Syrian Democratic Forces, along with the U.S.- and British-led coalition, have successfully managed to capture the city, which is also the capital of the self-proclaimed caliphate of the Islamic State.

ISIS Fighters

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What seemingly managed to slip under the public radar is the fact that local Syrian officials made a deal with ISIS fighters that allowed both them and their families to escape unharmed. Earlier this week in an in-depth expose, the BBC revealed details about the ghastly deal that took place in Raqqa at the beginning of October.

In wake of recent events in Syria, it seems that the reason Syrian officials made the deal was to end fighting in the city ruins and spare the lives of the Kurdish, Arab and other forces fighting the Islamic State. However, the fact that the mass exodus of ISIS fighters and their families was kept secret has raised numerous red flags when it comes to the safety of the region.

Why was the deal kept secret?

In keeping the mass escape of ISIS fighters from Raqqa secret, both local and coalition forces have made the public question their current operations and long-term military strategy in Syria. While the deal was seemingly made in order to preserve lives, its long-term repercussions had the potential to anger the public and halt any further operations against the IS. According to the BBC, it seems that other forces involved in the conflict, namely, Turkey and Russia, had little or no knowledge about the deal taking place.

The question remains whether or not U.S. and U.K. forces, both heavily present in the region, knew about the entire scope of the deal the Syrians had made with the IS. Current evidence, comprised of images and video footage captured by local SDF forces and statements from dozens of eyewitnesses, suggests that the coalition forces were present during the exodus of the Islamic State fighters.

How the deal tool place

By interviewing dozens of eyewitnesses, many of whom were truck drivers employed by the SDF to help evacuate ISIS fighters from Raqqa, BBC journalists were able to piece together a rough outline of how…
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An Alliance Between Turkey, Iran And Russia [Analysis]

By VW Staff. Originally published at ValueWalk.

As the war in Syria “winds down,” as some have been describing it, eyes turn to the next theater of conflict between the regional Middle Eastern powers: Russia, and the U.S., with many suggesting that Afghanistan could be the “new” battlefront.

iran and russia turkey

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In October, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis drew attention to the pipeline of weapons, especially machine guns, that Russia and Iran are believed to be funneling to the Taliban. Reports from both American and Afghan intelligence agencies claim that Iran and Russia are jointly arming, training, and financing the Taliban in Afghanistan in an attempt to compromise stabilization efforts led by the U.S.

With the nearly 600-mile border Iran shares with Afghanistan, Tehran is naturally invested in asserting its influence in the region, while Russia needs Iranian cooperation to get weapons and supplies to the Taliban in western Afghanistan. That means Iran and Russia are believed to be arming and training the forces fighting the U.S.-led coalition and aiming to destabilize the Afghan government. It’s unsurprising that the terms “proxy war” and “new Cold War” have been thrown around.

Iran and Afghanistan

Iran was instrumental in the 2001 Bonn Conference proceedings, which established the Afghan Interim Authority and began reconstruction efforts. According to the Institute for the Study of War, the military presence of the U.S. in neighboring Afghanistan has been interpreted by Tehran as a security threat, leading Iran to seek greater leverage over the Afghan government while simultaneously arming the Taliban.

Further cementing the tensions between Tehran and Kabul, the two have faced repeated conflict over water rights to the Helmand River. In July, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke out against the Afghan water projects, perhaps granting further insight into Tehran’s motives for possibly arming the Taliban. In turn, Afghanistan has accused Iran of orchestrating Taliban attacks on water management projects.

Iran’s goal in Afghanistan seems to be the removal of the U.S. presence. While some analysts have pointed to Afghanistan as the new, or perhaps more accurately, revisited, battleground in the latest proxy war between Russia and the U.S., others assert that Russia is seeking to prevent ISIS from gaining a foothold in Afghanistan and Central Asia.

What about Turkey?

Historically, Turkey and Iran have a less-than harmonious relationship. Most recently, the two…
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The Trump Administration’s Patent Battle Against China

By Dan Steinbock. Originally published at ValueWalk.

By Dan Steinbock

In recent weeks, friction between the White House and China has escalated in intellectual property. The question is, will it result in a global trade war.

In mid-August, President Trump asked U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to open an investigation into China’s intellectual property (IP) practices. “This is just the beginning,” Trump told reporters.

In turn, Lighthizer, a veteran Reagan administration trade hawk, seized the notorious Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, which in the 1980s was used against the rise of Japan.

The investigation could lead to steep tariffs on Chinese goods – but it could also trigger a global trade war.

[RUSSIA]

Contradictory views

Since the early 2010s – in parallel with the dramatic rise of Chinese innovation and outward direct investment – the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property has argued that the plunder of American intellectual property is a systemic threat to the U.S. economy in which China has a central role. As US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross put it in the Financial Times last August: “American genius is under attack from China.”

According to the Commission, IP theft amounts anything between $225 billion and $600 billion annually in counterfeit goods, pirated software, and theft of trade secrets. While the Obama administration and Congress enhanced the policy mechanisms to mitigate IP theft, the Commission believes it is time to implement more “aggressive” policies to protect American IP.

While the Commission believes that the Chinese government “forces” US companies to relinquish its IP to China, U.S. IP experts that work on IP transactions in China find little evidence of such practices. What is more typical are transactions in which Chinese public companies and state-owned enterprises have pushed hard to get the other party – U.S., European and Japanese companies – to part with its IP for a low price. Foreign companies operating in China do not adequately protect their technology, or believe that partnerships automatically protect their technology. From the IP standpoint, many foreign companies, particularly SMEs and technology startups, do not appropriately understand IP risks, feel that they do not have other choices for financial reasons, or have misguided views of their IP protection.

In highly regulated and strategic industries, Chinese overview is more stringent but that applies to both Chinese and foreign companies. Conversely, Chinese companies
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FBN Tops CNBC In Business Day Viewers For The 23rd Consecutive Week

By VW Staff. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Maria Bartiromo Delivers Highest-Rated Week of the Year in Total Viewers for the 6-9AM/ET Pre-Market Hours, Besting CNBC for Fourth Straight Week

Lou Dobbs Tonight Marks 64 Uninterrupted Weeks as Number One in Business News


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FOX Business Network (FBN) continued its winning streak over CNBC, topping the network in Business Day viewers for the 23rd consecutive week, according to Nielsen Media Research. As markets continued to hit record highs during the week of November 6th-November 10th, FBN’s Business Day coverage saw a 31 percent advantage over rival CNBC with 219,000 total viewers compared to CNBC’s 167,000.

Maria Bartiromo

Maria Bartiromo (Via FBN)

Marking 64 consecutive weeks as the leader in business news, Lou Dobbs Tonight (7-8p/ET) once again delivered the number one rated program in business television with 386,000 total viewers. Along with Dobbs, FBN’s Varney & Co (9a-12p/ET), Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman (3-4p/ET), CAVUTO Coast to Coast (12-2p/ET), and The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan (2-3p/ET), were the top five rated programs last week.

Additionally, Mornings with Maria (6-9a/ET) anchored by Maria Bartiromo recorded its highest rated week of the year with 168,000 viewers, besting it’s CNBC competition during the influential pre-market hours for the fourth consecutive week. Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman’s coverage of the daily market close also posted its fourth consecutive weekly win over CNBC in total business viewers with 203,000 to their 176,000. For the 27th straight week, Risk & Reward (5-6p/ET) dominated its CNBC competition in total viewers with 177,000 while both Varney & Co. (9a-12p/ET) and Making Money (6-7p/ET) swept their CNBC competition in both total viewers and the A25-54 demo.…
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Zimbabwe Military Coup Underway? Tanks Converge On Capital

By Michelle Jones. Originally published at ValueWalk.

There could be a military coup just getting underway in Zimbabwe. There are reports that tanks have rolled into the nation’s capital hours after the generals of the Zimbabwe military ordered President Robert Mugabe to stop the purge. Now the world is abuzz with talk of a Zimbabwe military coup, and the speculations are picking up steam.

Zimbabwe Military Coup

Image: Maps

Photos and videos have begun appearing on social media with claims that the military presence in and around Harare is growing. Activist Doug Coltart shared this video on Twitter:

Another video of military tanks on the move in Zimbabwe. In this one, someone says “the army are backing Mnangagwa” in Shona at the end of the video. pic.twitter.com/kpeY6TOdey

— Doug Coltart ???? (@DougColtart) November 14, 2017

Tanks spark speculations of a Zimbabwe military coup

Citing witnesses, Reuters reported that four tanks were seen rolling toward the capital city Harare on Tuesday. Another witness reportedly told the media network that two other tanks were sitting along the main road between Harare and Chinhoyi approximately 14 miles outside the capital city. The witness reportedly added that one of the two parked tanks that was heading in the direction of Harare had come off its tracks.

Reuters’ witnesses said the tanks that were heading toward Harare turned away before entering the capital city and started rolling in the direction of the Presidential Guard compound in the suburb of Dzivarasekwa, which is on the outskirts of the capital. One of the witnesses along the Chinhoyi highway pointed to tank track markings on a road that leads to the Presidential Guard compound. The battalion charged with protecting Mugabe is housed in that compound.

Apparently, the tanks that were on the move on Tuesday were only the first sign that a Zimbabwe military coup could be starting. Mugabe was leading a weekly meeting of the cabinet while the rest of the city seemed calm.

Further signs of a Zimbabwe military coup

There were no initial reports of troops being seen in the city, according to Reuters, although The Independent added a short time later that witnesses claimed military vehicles were blocking some roads outside Harare. Local media in Zimbabwe were also reporting that the military had sealed off ZBC, the state TV network. Meanwhile, social…
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Saudi Arabia Seeking Investment Opportunities In China-Pakistan’s CPEC

By VW Staff. Originally published at ValueWalk.

The Saudi government shows keen interest in pursuing investment opportunities in the China-Pakistan economic corridor, confirms communications minister Hafiz Abdul Kareem. Saudi involvement in the project has the potential to change the political and economic landscape of the region.

During a meeting with Saudi ambassador Nawaf Saeed Ahmed Al-Malkiy, Pakistan’s Minister for Communications Hafiz Abdul Kareem briefed the delegation about the investment potential the CPEC might hold for Saudi Arabia.

Saudi-Pakistan Trade

By Government of Pakistan [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Interest in Saudi-Pakistan trade

The Pakistani envoy stated that both countries enjoy close brotherly relations and expressed the country’s hope for Riyadh to play a significant role in the economic progress of Pakistan.

Communications Secretary Siddique Memon said that both dignitaries discussed matters of mutual interest and that the Saudi delegation was briefed about the ongoing road and rail infrastructure projects in Pakistan.

Ambassador Nawaf Saeed Ahmed Al-Malkiy confirmed the country’s interest in the China-Pakistan Corridor, as well as the Gwadar port development. While speaking to state-run media, the ambassador said that being such a huge project, CPEC boasts numerous investment opportunities and has the potential to strengthen and enhance Saudi-Pakistan relations.

During the meeting held earlier this month, both envoys spoke on the issue of brotherly relations between the two countries, as well as strategic and bilateral trade relations. Both parties stated that solid steps are already being taken in order to improve and enhance Saudi-Pakistan trade.

According to The Times of Islamabad, Nawaf Saeed Ahmed Al-Malkiy praised the impact Pakistani expats (of whom there are about three million) have on the progress and prosperity of Saudi Arabia.

While the exact scope of Saudi Arabia’s involvement in CPEC still remains unclear, its involvement in the project could drastically change both the political and the economic landscape of the region.

Pakistan could mend broken relations in the region

Most foreign policy analysts agree on the fact that Pakistan’s economic and strategic ties to its Islamic neighbors will play a major role in mending the broken relations in the region, especially those between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Earlier this year, Tehran said that the country was interested in joining CPEC “with its full capabilities, possibilities and abilities.” Saudi’s newly formed interest in the multi-billion-dollar project could make way for the two…
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Saudi Arabia Vs Iran: Cold War Or Hot One?

By VW Staff. Originally published at ValueWalk.

On November 3, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri landed in Riyadh. By the next day he would be on television reading from a transcript announcing his resignation as Prime Minister, pointing to Iranian regional meddling as the reason. That same night, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) launched an “anti-corruption” purge, leading to the arrest of more than 200 elite Saudi officials and businessmen, including 11 royal princes.

New Cold War

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As the Saudi princes were being moved into house arrest at the Ritz-Carlton and a power vacuum was seeming to open in Lebanon, Yemeni rebels fired a missile towards Riyadh. Saudi Arabia immediately blamed Iran for the attack.

For the past two years Saudi Arabia has been embroiled in the Yemeni civil war between supporters of the government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and the Houthi rebels. With the Saudis backing the pro-government coalition, and Tehran supporting the rebel forces, politicians and the international press have been quick to label the conflict as a “proxy war” between Iran and Saudi Arabia, perhaps overshadowing the massive humanitarian crisis that has been unfolding in Yemen.

Background

While tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran have escalated over decades, their differences were perhaps cemented hundreds of years ago. Despite the nuanced nature of the relationship between the two nations, it is impossible to overlook their religious differences as a major source of conflict.

Although both countries are Islamic in law, character, and population Saudi Arabia is a Sunni nation, while Iran subscribes to the Shia branch of Islam. The differences between these two sects of Islam may seem insignificant to a casual bystander, but they emerged over a thousand years ago and have since become imbedded in each respective culture.

After the death of the Prophet Mohammad, his followers were unsure whom to follow. Some chose Abu Bakr, one of the Prophet’s fathers-in-law, while others selected Ali, Mohammad’s cousin, as their leader. The ensuing civil wars resulted in the death of Ali and his sons, whose martyrdoms are central to Shia Islam.

Perhaps the most salient demonstration of the religious differences between these two nations, at least on a geopolitical level, is the series of Middle Eastern conflicts that unfolded following the 1979 revolution in Iran, which saw Shia religious authorities replace the…
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Should Apple Be Criticized For Not Wasting Scarce Resources?

By The Foundation for Economic Education. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Ironically, one of the ads this morning at Cafe Hayek was a criticism of Apple for not creating more jobs in America. I clicked on the ad and found what is shown here in this screenshot.

Apple

This ad inadvertently reveals a major difference between those who understand economics and those who don’t. Those of us who understand economics judge a company by how cost-effectively and how well it satisfies consumers. From the standpoint of society, the purpose of a company is not to create jobs or to create a stream of profits or capital gains for owners or investors; the purpose is to satisfy consumers. A company that satisfies consumers, and does so at as low a cost as possible, is a good and praiseworthy company. Entrepreneurs and investors who make this company possible deserve to reap whatever financial rewards their creativity, risk-taking, and efforts make possible. And this company, in its operations, employs workers who are paid for their efforts. But labor is a scarce resource – which is why it’s paid. And high-wage labor is an especially scarce resource, which is why it is paid especially highly.

Those of us who understand economics celebrate the fewer are the amounts of resources – including the fewer are the number of workers – that a company uses to produce any given amount of output. A company that manages to produce a cornucopia of valuable outputs by using only one minute of human labor is a socially more praiseworthy company than is one that produces the same amount and quality of output but at the cost of using more than one minute of human labor.

If private businesses really are to be judged by how many jobs they create, then the most praiseworthy companies by that criterion would be those businesses that destroy – destroy homes, offices, and factories, destroy machinery, destroy infrastructure, destroy goods and disrupt the provision of services. Thugs, Inc, Destruction’R’Us, Wewreakhavoc, Ltd. – these businesses would create lots of jobs.

I’m reminded of this letter that I sent almost nine years ago to the Boston Globe:

Derrick Z. Jackson reasons that among mass transit’s benefits is the fact that, dollar for dollar, its provision requires more workers than do investments in the auto, oil, coal, and gas industries (“The transformation of


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Harvey Weinstein and the Common Knowledge Game

By Salient Partners. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Two additions to Epsilon Theory today, a new long-form note by Rusty Guinn on the website, The Myth of Market In-Itself Part 2, and a short email-only note from me, Harvey Weinstein and the Common Knowledge Game. Also, I’ll be speaking at the Schwab Impact conference next Thursday, Nov. 16 in Chicago with a new presentation called The Narrative Machine: Modern Markets as Seen Through Artificial Intelligence. If you’re going to the Schwab conference, come on by. I think you’ll like this one.

Rusty’s note is about investor archetypes and their behavioral impact on price discovery in today’s Hollow Market. It’s part of his Things That Matter series, a worthy addition to the Epsilon Theory canon, and a long overdue revisiting of some oldie-but-goodie notes like:

Through the Looking Glass,

The Market of Babel,

Adaptive Investing, and

Westworld.

Thank you, Rusty!

By David Shankbone (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

As for my contribution this week …

I’ve written a lot about the Game of Markets, aka the Common Knowledge Game, most recently in Sheep Logic. The thing about the Common Knowledge Game, though, is that once you start looking for it, you see it everywhere, not just in our investment lives, but also in our social and political lives. The public unmasking of Harvey Weinstein as a serial rapist (that’s the word, people) is an archetypical play of the Common Knowledge Game, and recognizing its dynamics should open everyone’s eyes to how other high and mighty people and ideas can take a fall.

The core dynamic of the CK Game is this: how does private knowledge become – not public knowledge – but common knowledge? Common knowledge is something that we all believe everyone else believes. Common knowledge is usually also public knowledge, but it doesn’t have to be. It may still be private information, locked inside our own heads. But so long as we believe that everyone else believes this trapped piece of private information, that’s enough for it to become common knowledge.

The reason this dynamic – the transformation of private knowledge into common knowledge – is so important is that the social behavior of individuals does not change on the basis of private knowledge, no matter how pervasive it might be. Even if everyone…
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Robert Mugabe Under House Arrest, Military Takes Control Of Zimbabwe

By Andjela Radmilac. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Zimbabwe’s head of state, 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, has been placed under house arrest after what seems to be a military coup took place in the nation’s capital.

By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse B. Awalt/Released [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsRobert Mugabe is safe

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