Sunday, August 2, 2015
  1. Rule, Germania

    Harold James

    Rule, Germania


     explains why Germany is so insistent on a legalistic approach to the eurozone's functioning.

    Wolfgang Schauble Wiktor Dabkowski/ZumaPress

    A persistent feature of the discussions about how to address Europe's debt crisis has been German leaders' insistence that the rules must be followed. Germany's obsession with rules reflects the way its federal system of government has shaped its decision-making, as well as its historic experience with debt crises. READ MORE

  2. Containment Begins at Home

    Nina L. Khrushcheva
  3. Latin America’s Anti-Corruption Crusade

    Jorge G. Castañeda
  4. The Return of the Ugly German

    Joschka Fischer

    The Return of the Ugly German


     laments the fate of the European Union in the wake of the latest round of the Greek drama.

    Newsart for The Return of the Ugly German

    During the long night of negotiations over Greece on July 12-13, something fundamental to the European Union cracked. Since then, Europeans have lived in a different kind of EU, with Germany’s pursuit of national interest set to provoke conflict with France and Italy. READ MORE

  5. An Iran Deal Ten Years Late

    Gareth Evans

    An Iran Deal Ten Years Late


     believes that the agreement captures the real interests of Iran and the international community.

    Iran negotiations UNIS Vienna

    There is every reason to believe that the recent agreement to rein in Iran's nuclear capabilities captures and reflects the real interests not just of Iran, but also of the international community. The only thing to lament about is that the deal was not signed and sealed a decade ago, as it could have been. READ MORE

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