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The guiding principles of economic prosperity

Mar 8, 2015

The guiding principles of economic prosperity

by Jurgen Jeske

It would be a mistake to assume that Germany's economic performance vindicates its policymaking today, for its current economic dominance has been built on a policy framework that stands in direct opposition to that championed by the father of its post-World War II "economic ...

Netanyahu plays the security card

Mar 6, 2015

Netanyahu plays the security card

by Gwynne Dyer

Israelis really don't need proof that the Iranians are actually working on nuclear weapons. Their anxiety on the issue is so deeply rooted that it resists all the reassurances by Israel's own military and intelligence communities that Iran is not working on such weapons.

Mar 6, 2015

Little Estonia did its post-Soviet homework

by Leonid Bershidsky

There aren't many European leaders who take a harder line on Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggression in Ukraine than Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. But Ilves' sympathy for Ukraine is tempered by his belief that it didn't do enough in advance to protect itself.