Saturday, August 2, 2014
  1. World Affairs

    Russia’s Eurasian Vision

    Nouriel Roubini
    World Affairs

    Russia’s Eurasian Vision


     maps out the Kremlin's plan for a re-divided world.

    Vladimir Putin Mikhail Metzel/ZumaPress

    The escalating conflict in Ukraine between the Western-backed government and Russian-backed separatists has focused attention on the Kremlin’s long-term objectives. Though Russian President Vladimir Putin’s immediate goal may have been limited to retaining some influence in Ukrainian affairs, his longer-term ambition is much bolder. READ MORE

  2. Business & Finance

    A Tear for Argentina

    Kenneth Rogoff
    Business & Finance

    A Tear for Argentina


     warns that a broken sovereign-debt system augurs poorly for global financial stability.

    Argentina Bank David Fernandez

    Argentina’s latest default poses unsettling questions for policymakers. Though the country’s periodic debt crises are often the result of self-destructive macroeconomic policies, the default has been triggered this time by a significant shift in the international sovereign-debt regime. READ MORE

  3. Politics

    China’s Victory in Ukraine

    Dmitri Trenin
  4. Global Health & Development

    New Hope for Haiti

    Ban Ki-moon
    Global Health & Development

    New Hope for Haiti


     calls upon the international community to help Haitians continue to help themselves.

    Cholera Assistance Haiti United Nations Photo

    In recent years, the UN's commitment to Haiti has helped to reduce the toll of the cholera epidemic that has been ravaging the country since 2010, while promoting security, stability, and human rights. The international community now must step up to support continued progress in these areas. READ MORE

  5. World Affairs

    Unholy War

    Naomi Wolf
    World Affairs

    Unholy War


     argues that what really is at stake in Gaza is Israel's soul.

    Destroyed Mosque Gaza City Majdi Fathi/ZumaPress

    Someday, the details of Israel's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza will be investigated and history will be written. But, before that happens, Israel has two moral paths open before it, one of which leads to a very dark place. READ MORE

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