Full Interview - Leonid Savin on Washington's moves in Kiev


Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's visit to Kiev made huge news around Russia and has been cause for great speculation. Thus far after Biden's big electoral victory Washington has been surprisingly quiet when it comes to the Ukrainian question. Are we on the road to WW3 as Kiev may make one final push in the Donbass or is this a platitude fest designed to throw some nice sounding buzzwords at Zelensky. Our guest and geopolitical analyst Leonid Savin will discuss this issue and more.

GG or Geek Geopolitics. Part II


At present, only two companies – South Korea’s Samsung and Taiwan’s TSMC – manufacture semiconductors on an industrial scale at the most advanced process nodes. These industry leaders are currently producing in commercial quantities at the 7-nanometre (nm) node, while striving to move to 5 nm, and then, finally, to 3 nm by the mid-2020s. For comparison, the US integrated chip manufacturer Intel is also eager to produce in volume at 7 nm, but the company ran into difficulties in achieving this goal, announcing in July 2020 that production of its next-generation chips would be delayed until 2022.