John Hulsman

(Contributor)

Dr John C Hulsman is senior columnist at City AM, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and president of John C. Hulsman Enterprises. He can be reached for corporate speaking and private briefings at chartwellspeakers.com

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By 480 BC, the Pythia of Delphi already amounted to an ancient institution. Commonly known now as the Oracle of Delphi (when [...]

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The definition of a fanatic is someone who doesn’t let the facts get in the way of their theories. By this standard, hapless, [...]

8 May
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You have to hand it to Louis XV of France. He may have been a mediocrity, but at least as a political risk analyst he knew the [...]

2 May
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“The essential ingredient of politics is timing.” – Pierre Trudeau​ [...]

24 April
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“There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end, until it be thoroughly finished, yields true [...]

20 April
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“If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” – Herbert Stein, chairman of the US Council of Economic Advisers under [...]

18 April
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“Events are in the saddle and they ride mankind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson [...]

10 April
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“I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the very blanket of freedom [...]

3 April
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One of the most interesting things I get to do in my day job running a global political risk consulting firm is to design and [...]

27 March
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“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo [...]

24 March
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If Angela Merkel epitomises the overrated in terms of international statesmanship, her equal in corporate terms must be Paul [...]

20 March
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Back in 1783, when Britain signed a trade deal with the fledgling United States as part of the Treaty of Paris which concluded [...]

13 March
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Venice – The great German novelist Thomas Mann once rightly described this bejewelled city as one of “flattering and suspect [...]

6 March
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It has been three years since Russia’s stunning annexation of Crimea. It is the worst kept secret in Washington that the new [...]

27 February
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“Through all the gloom I can see rays of ravishing light and glory.” – John Adams to his wife Abigail, July 3, 1776, after [...]

20 February
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