The main premise of Diehl’s latest Post op-ed is that Central European leaders, including Vaclav Havel and Lech Walesa, had warned President Obama in 2009 in an Open Letter of Putin’s expansionists ambitions only to be dismissed by some Obama administration officials as “Russophobes.” Diehl points out that [...]
“… the voices coming from top political officials in Jerusalem nevertheless point to a plausible possibility of another war with Hezbollah in the coming months.”
What this means is that the era of Israel’s deterrence in the north is over. Achieved after the Second Lebanon War in 2006, [...]
Since the 2008 financial crisis, economists around the world have been saying that stronger economic growth is just around the corner. As of yet, however, it has failed to materialise.
In August, Stanley Fischer, vice chair of the US Federal Reserve, laid out the predicament that forecasters have faced: “The global recovery has been disappointing”.
Recent reports from the International Monetary Fund have shaken the financial world as crisis rhetoric is moving from whispers to shouts. But are we really headed towards a repeat of 2008? Given the lack of understanding as to the true reasoning behind the most recent crash, it is hard to gauge whether we are headed [...]
On October 8, 2014, ISIS published an Imagery Brief showing the possible location of an alleged explosion or fire that took place at the Parchin military complex on Sunday, October 5, 2014. Since then, ISIS has purchased and analyzed new commercial satellite imagery in order to better assess the correctness of the location of the [...]
“All three make the claim that Russia is ready for a confrontation with the West and for a new rendition of the Cold War”
When senior Soviet officials wanted to set down the ideological or conceptual framework by which citizens should understand current events, they issued statements that were called “attitudinal papers” to guide national policy and that came replete [...]
“If such a proposal was made by Putin then that’s scandalous,”
“Sikorski’s account is not the first suggestion that Russia was seeking Poland’s support in partitioning Ukraine.” More than one proposal was made.
Poland’s parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, has been quoted as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland’s then leader in 2008 [...]
“And Wolf’s intellectual evolution leaves him deeply concerned about the consequences of financial globalization.”
It is time for the 2014 Globie—a (somewhat fictitious) prize I award once a year to a book that deserves recognition for its treatment of the consequences of globalization. (Previous winners can be found here.) The [...]
There are too many factors at work slowing down the Chinese growth machine. First of all, no economy can grow 10% a year forever, not even China’s. The country is no longer the impoverished backwater it was in the early 1980s, when Beijing’s market reforms first sparked its growth miracle. It is now the second [...]
As the P5+1 and Iran work to attempt to conclude a comprehensive agreement over Iran’s nuclear program by a November 24th deadline, one vital element must be part of any agreement: resolving the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) outstanding concerns about Iran’s past and possibly ongoing work on nuclear weapons, including nuclear weaponization. A necessary [...]