The energy conundrum: geopolitics and war

Episode 107: Commodore Steven Jermy – former Strategy Director for the British Embassy in Afghanistan and author of Strategy for Action: Using Force wisely in the 21st Century – talks to GoldMoney´s Alasdair Macleod.

Jermy has a long and distinguished military background and discusses geopolitics and the nature of war. The current conflict in Syria is assessed in a recent historical context and the dynamics behind the political forces are examined. Mr Jermy expresses his thoughts on why western policy in the Middle East may be failing due to strategic misgivings and a lack of cultural understanding.

The political implications of rising inflation in the Middle East are also discussed.

The conversation then moves onto energy. Some interesting points are made about energy returns on energy invested in the oil and gas sectors. Of course no conversation about energy in the modern word can be complete without considering the geopolitical angle, and Jermy shares his opinion about possible events that may play out.

They then cover the Cyprus situation, and the significance of the island’s oil and gas reserves, the NATO bases there and the influence of Russia.

This podcast was recorded on 20 March 2013.

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Alasdair started his career as a stockbroker in 1970 on the London Stock Exchange. In those days, trainees learned everything: from making the tea, to corporate finance, to evaluating and dealing in equities and bonds. They learned rapidly through experience about things as diverse as mining shares and general economics. It was excellent training, and within nine years Alasdair had risen to become senior partner of his firm. Subsequently, Alasdair held positions at director level in investment management, and worked as a mutual fund manager. He also worked at a bank in Guernsey as an executive director. For most of his 40 years in the finance industry, Alasdair has been de-mystifying macro-economic events for his investing clients. The accumulation of this experience has convinced him that unsound monetary policies are the most destructive weapon governments use against the common man. Accordingly, his mission is to educate and inform the public in layman’s terms what governments do with money and how to protect themselves from the consequences.

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