Saturday, August 30, 2014
  1. World Affairs

    Building NATO’s “Weimar Triangle”

    Tobias Bunde , ET AL
    World Affairs

    Building NATO’s “Weimar Triangle”

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    , ET AL  call for France, Germany, and Poland to reassure member states near Russia.

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen NATO/Flickr

    Europeans and Americans have slowly but steadily tightened the economic screws on Russia. But, in contrast to the overall cohesion displayed on the sanctions front, the West’s military response to Russia’s new assertiveness in its so-called “near abroad” has been uncoordinated and reluctant. READ MORE

  2. Business & Finance

    Washington Recaptured

    Simon Johnson
    Business & Finance

    Washington Recaptured


     says that 200 years after the British captured the US capital, big banks are doing it again.

    Burning of Washington 1814 Wikimedia Commons

    Two hundred years ago, Washington, DC, was captured by the British – who then set fire to official buildings, including the White House, Treasury Department, and Congress. Today, it is a domestic interest group – very large banks – that has captured Washington, and the costs are likely to be far higher than they were in 1814. READ MORE

  3. Politics

    Ending East Asia’s History Wars

    Yuriko Koike
  4. Economics

    The Stall-Speed Syndrome

    Stephen S. Roach

    The Stall-Speed Syndrome


     warns that anemic growth is leaving developed economies vulnerable to a recessionary relapse.

    bumpy road inajeep/Flickr

    As tempting as it may be to attribute developed economies' latest growth slowdown to idiosyncratic factors, weakening performance in the US, Europe, and Japan is not so easily dismissed. In all of these cases, the post-recession rebound has not been nearly large enough to alter the sluggish underlying trend. READ MORE

  5. World Affairs

    Endgame for Putin in Ukraine?

    Robert Skidelsky



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