Since the war in Syria started, I have been asked repeatedly about the future of a Kurdistan. I never prioritized the issue until today, because I saw it as too insignificant. Unfortunately for the Kurds, I do not see this very different today.
Iran and Bolivia
Interestingly, both countries are experiencing similar geopolitical developments. In both countries, a minority (Iran: youth, women; Bolivia: the east of the country) is fighting against their national government. Iran and Bolivia are in the same geopolitical alliance consisting of China, Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, Guatemala, Iran, and Bolivia. The governments represent this alliance, and the rising minorities represent a pro-Western attitude. Thus, the basic situation in both countries is almost identical.
The China vs. American war for supremacy is reflected in various proxy wars.
Both governments will succeed in surviving these crises without major losses.
Putin's position will remain stable this year, his throne will not falter. Economically, the country will continue to succeed in realigning its position.
I continue to see XRP on a good course and maintain my statement of the last few years that XRP will come away with a settlement or compromise in the SEC vs. Ripple proceedings.
The troubles will continue to drag on. More value will be pulled out of Europe that will be added to it. I see for Europe the image of a house whose well-heeled and analyzing occupants are carefully and quietly withdrawing their values from the house, while the mediocre fellow occupant behaves as usual and hopes that the homeowners and administration will solve all the problems.