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This is no time to abandon Yemen

Feb 20, 2015

This is no time to abandon Yemen

by Barak Barfi

To ensure that the recent overthrow of its government by the Shiite Houthi rebel movement does not deal Yemen the lethal blow that it has avoided so far, the international community must not abandon the country in what may be its hour of greatest ...

Feb 20, 2015

New tech isn't paying off as much as before

by Robert J.

We are not getting our money's worth from the "creative destruction" process that the economist Joseph Schumpeter trumpeted. For example, the technology that makes social networking possible monetizes activities that used to be outside the market's purview, while leaving us open to criminal and ...

Feb 20, 2015

Japan's constitutional millstone

by Brahma Chellaney

If there is one factor that could help the Abe administration overcome the constitutional millstone against modernizing Japan's military defense, it would be Obama administration support. Japan is the only power that can block China from gaining ascendancy in the region.

Putin's European fifth column

Feb 17, 2015

Putin's European fifth column

by Yuriy Gorodnichenko and Gérard Roland

A battle of values is looming in Europe. In one corner is the EU, standing for democracy, freedom, the rule of law and institutionalized international cooperation; in the other stands Putin, representing authoritarianism, intolerance, and the use of force and intimidation as instruments of ...