Ten years after Mikheil Saakashvili, then a 35-year-old U.S.-trained lawyer, led a march on the parliament of Georgia that overturned a corrupt regime and inaugurated a liberal democratic surge in Eurasia, the wave has receded.
The sensible Swiss — by almost two-thirds — voted to stop their foray into Europe's soak-the-rich mood. Multinationals such as Nestle SA and Novartis AG can now happily stay at home rather than having to relocate.
Tale of two economies: Argentina should learn from its Western neighbor, Chile, and a new administration in Chile should look across the Andes, recognize where its proposals risk taking the country, and change course before it is too late.
Russia has real grievances against the U.S., since the promise made by George H.W. Bush to Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO would not be expanded to incorporate the former Warsaw Pact countries was not kept.
Israel's leaders are dismayed that they can no longer keep their allies and friends pinned in the extreme position of viewing the Iranian regime as composed of evil terrorist fanatics who should never be allowed to have refined uranium.
Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has sent shock waves through the political establishment by calling for the end of nuclear power generation in Japan. “There is nothing more costly than nuclear power,” Koizumi was quoted as saying during an interview with Tokyo Shimbun — ...