Egypt’s coup was not just a major shock for Mohamed Morsi, but also for the Middle East’s most successful Islamist party: Turkey’s AK party. When news of the Egyptian army’s deposing of Morsi broke, Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, cut short his holiday on the Aegean coast and convened a [...]
Europe’s debt-crisis strategy is near collapse. The long-awaited recovery has failed to take wing. Debt ratios across southern Europe are rising at an accelerating pace. Political consent for extreme austerity is breaking down in almost every EMU crisis state. And now the US Federal Reserve has inflicted a full-blown credit shock for good measure.
A series of photos showing a man in burned and shredded clothing fleeing from the site of the Boston Marathon finish line Monday is one of the more than 2,000 images the FBI is analyzing as it searches for clues.
The photos, taken by Boston businessman Ben Thornike from his office building nearby, [...]
Top executives join France exodus – FT.com
One person familiar with the matter said other members of the executive board were moving to Singapore and Switzerland.
Mr Hennessy did not return a call for comment.
LVMH said there was no question of shifting the corporate centre: “The executive committee and the headquarters of Moët Hennessy [...]
The question of leaving Nazi Germany has been posed to Dr. Weinberg (Professor of Hebrew language and literature at Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio) countless times. This article attempts to provide an answer from his viewpoint. It was originally published in 1982.
The key lesson from this article is that by the time Jews realized [...]
However, the North Korean test of a “miniature nuclear device,” combined with Iran’s ability to launch a capsule with a monkey payload into orbit, add up to their having achieved a nuclear warhead capacity through shared technology.
After registering these menacing strides, officials in Jerusalem were dismayed to learn that instead of planning to cut [...]
China’s financial system is not as solid as it seems, and the weakness of the system may result in a serious shock to the global financial system.
However, there may be trouble brewing in East Asia. If China undergoes a serious financial meltdown, the entire globe could enter into a second period of deep [...]
Americans are getting a bit of advice from a columnist in Pravda, long considered the voice in front of the massive power of the Soviet Union: Keep your guns.
“This will probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers, but at one point, Russia was one of the most heavily armed [...]
The Russian president has eaten too many American carrots. It’s time for Obama to use the stick
State friendships are built upon common interests and shared ideals. It’s strange, then, that so many commentators have reacted with shock to the new Russian law banning adoptions to American families. In today’s geopolitical landscape, Russia and America [...]
Now let me shock you: the Chinese state enjoys greater legitimacy than any Western state. How come?
In China’s case the source of the state’s legitimacy lies entirely outside the history or experience of Western societies.
In my first talk I explained that China is not primarily a nation-state but a civilisation-state. [...]