Claude Nougat

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Real name: Claude Forthomme. Senior Editor Impakter Magazine, since 2014, covering social issues across the world and book reviews (only books I like!) All my articles on the magazine listed here:
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Born in Belgium, raised on three continents and tri-lingual, a Columbia University graduate (economics), I tried a variety of jobs from banking to teaching before joining the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. Worked there 25 years, first on evaluation of aid projects and ended as Director for Europe and Central Asia.

From 2004, I worked for the Order of Malta as deputy observer to FAO and other Rome-based UN agencies - retired in 2018. And I continue with my two lifelong passions:
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Just published on Impakter, my take on the Turkish Lira crisis currently roiling the markets:



Turkey’s Lira crisis: Is it a strictly Turkish problem or is there a risk of contagion? The answer to that question is complex and requires taking a close look at what happened and at Erdogan's role which is central. Including looking at his past, considering the whole arc of his career, fro... Read more of this blog post »
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Crimson Clouds

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Gateway to Forever, a novel

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Rusty Nugent Thanks for the friendship. It's nice to meet you. I write about werewolves, vampires, demons, angels, and witches. Come by for a spell, read my new sneak peek of Moonwarriors: In A Blackened Dawn? I appreciate you and your opinion. Please like my fb page, thanks. https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRustyN...


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Hello Claude,

It's such a pleasure having you for a friend here at Goodreads. Thank you so much and best wishes to you.

My warmest regards and respect,
CJ

Anatomy of a Poet by C.J. Heck
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Bits and Pieces Short Stories from a Writer's Soul by C.J. Heck
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