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This newsletter has a new name, The Palladium Letter, and a new home on Substack. From now on, you’ll be able to see old newsletters at letter.palladiummag.com. Everything will come to your email inbox as usual. Be sure to add email@example.com to your contacts so that it doesn’t go into the spam folder or promotions tab. Issues? Reply to this email.
Palladium is hosting meetups in several European cities in the weeks ahead:
Split, Croatia 🇭🇷 26 August
Zagreb, Croatia 🇭🇷 2 September
Ljubljana, Slovenia 🇸🇮 3 September
Vienna, Austria 🇦🇹 9 September
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and attend.
Here’s what’s been on the front page:
Everyone Is Moving to the Metropole by Adam Van Buskirk. As young people flock to the global cities to work, what happens to the rest of the world?
The Mineral Conflict Is Here by Brian Balkus. The future of energy will be more mineral-intensive than ever before, leading China and the U.S. to compete for the world’s mining and refinement capacity.
A Papal Revolt Created Europe’s First Bureaucracy by Jonathan Culbreath. In the eleventh century, Pope Gregory VII fought local rulers who dominated the church. To counter them, he created Europe’s first modern bureaucracies and changed the organization of power forever.
War Will Decide The Fate of Transnistria by Collin Mayfield. Soon after my interrogation by Transnistria’s state security, mysterious assailants attacked their headquarters with rocket launchers. The nearby war is drawing in the pro-Russian breakaway state.
Eurasia Will Not Unite by Julien Segre. In 1994 Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev made a plan to revitalize the Eurasian economic space. Nearly thirty years later, that world struggles to be born.
That’s all for now.