Ukraine: Financial Warfare

By: Gordon Long | Fri, Mar 21, 2014
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Financial Warfare

with John Rubino & Gordon T Long
23 Minutes, 50 Slides

Starting with a discussion of the history of the Crimea and the aid of 50 slides , John Rubino and Gordon T Long show how intractable the problem in the Ukraine really is. As a result the current political actions are highly likely to lead to serious unintended consequences.

Financial Warfare Battleground

Escalating & Destabilizing Sanctions

The globally interconnected financial world is not prepared for a new version of the cold war. An escalating cycle of economic and financial sanctions has unknowable consequences to all parties. Shocks to any part of the global financial system will quickly cascade and lead to unexpected and potentially uncontrollable contagion.

Intended / Unintended Cyber Warfare Risks

The worrisome wild card in the Ukraine situation is the use of cyber attacks which has already been witnessed. Whether employed by the sovereign powers involved in the conflict, or by disruptive political activist groups, the damage can be dramatic and destabilizing. The "Snake" virus already coursing through the electronic network veins of the Ukraine has left "Denial of Service" as the new replacement acronym for "Shock and Awe!"

Cyber Attacks

Debt Size Versus Complexity & Financial Fragility

Global debt is now so large that the risks associated with financial fragility leaves the entire global financial system exposed to elements of unknowable complexity.

The Ukraine situation is much more serious than the media is portraying. This is not another Georgia. The Ukraine is an Economic, Energy and Military choke point that financially none of the players can concede nor walk away from.

Russia's very existence may be at stake in this first financial battle of the 21st century.

Net International Investment Position and Current Account Balance

Ukraine: Financial Warfare with John Rubino

with John Rubino & Gordon T Long
23 Minutes, 50 Slides



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Author: Gordon Long

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Publisher - LONGWave

Gordon T. Long

Gordon T. Long has been publically offering his financial and economic writing since 2010, following a career internationally in technology, senior management & investment finance. He brings a unique perspective to macroeconomic analysis because of his broad background, which is not typically found or available to the public.

Mr. Long was a senior group executive with IBM and Motorola for over 20 years. Earlier in his career he was involved in Sales, Marketing & Service of computing and network communications solutions across an extensive array of industries. He subsequently held senior positions, which included: VP & General Manager, Four Phase (Canada); Vice President Operations, Motorola (MISL - Canada); Vice President Engineering & Officer, Motorola (Codex - USA).

After a career with Fortune 500 corporations, he became a senior officer of Cambex, a highly successful high tech start-up and public company (Nasdaq: CBEX), where he spearheaded global expansion as Executive VP & General Manager.

In 1995, he founded the LCM Groupe in Paris, France to specialize in the rapidly emerging Internet Venture Capital and Private Equity industry. A focus in the technology research field of Chaos Theory and Mandelbrot Generators lead in the early 2000's to the development of advanced Technical Analysis and Market Analytics platforms. The LCM Groupe is a recognized source for the most advanced technical analysis techniques employed in market trading pattern recognition.

Mr. Long presently resides in Boston, Massachusetts, continuing the expansion of the LCM Groupe's International Private Equity opportunities in addition to their core financial market trading platforms expertise. is a wholly owned operating unit of the LCM Groupe.

Gordon T. Long is a graduate Engineer, University of Waterloo (Canada) in Thermodynamics-Fluid Mechanics (Aerodynamics). On graduation from an intensive 5 year specialized Co-operative Engineering program he pursued graduate business studies at the prestigious Ivy Business School, University of Western Ontario (Canada) on a Northern & Central Gas Corporation Scholarship. He was subsequently selected to attend advanced one year training with the IBM Corporation in New York prior to starting his career with IBM.

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