JAMES RICKARDS is the author of the national bestseller "Currency Wars," which has been translated into eight languages and won raves from the likes of the "Financial Times," Bloomberg, and "Politico." He is a portfolio manager at West Shore Group and an adviser on international economics and financial threats to the Department of Defense and the U.S. intelligence community. He served as facilitator of the first-ever financial war games conducted by the Pentagon. He lives in Connecticut. Follow @JamesGRickards.