Thursday, July 24, 2014
  1. Peru’s Self-Sabotage

    César Gamboa

    Peru’s Self-Sabotage


     criticizes the Humala government's shortsighted economic-growth strategy.

    Peru Child Fabio Silva/Flickr

    Peru may be among Latin America’s fastest-growing economies today, but its long-term prosperity is far from certain – not least because its economy is largely dependent on the export of raw materials and hydrocarbons. Worse, though the government recognizes the need to pursue growth-enhancing reform, its approach is all wrong. READ MORE

  2. The Gallic Heart of Europe

    Javier Solana

    The Gallic Heart of Europe


     on why France needs Europe more than ever, and why Europe cannot survive without France.

    Eiffel Tower Bastille Day Etienne Laurent/ZumaPress

    Perhaps because of its very relevance to the making of Europe, France mistrusts the changes taking place around it – as though the weight of its nationhood were narrowing its horizons. But no country today can remain isolated from globalization, tame it, or lead it alone. So France must look again to Europe and political union. READ MORE

  3. The New Neutrality

    Yuriko Koike

    The New Neutrality


     takes Germany and South Korea to task for downgrading their traditional alliance ties.

    Angela Merkel Park Geun-hye Gregor Fischer/ZumaPress

    Countries join alliances, or entities such as the European Union, because these groups make the benefits and obligations of membership as unambiguous as anything in international relations can be. For Germany and South Korea, however, ties to historic alliances – NATO and the US, respectively – appear to be changing before our eyes. READ MORE

  4. Modi’s Hypocrisy

    Shashi Tharoor

    Modi’s Hypocrisy


     argues that India's new government is adopting the policies that it previously opposed.

    Narendra Modi India Today/ZumaPress

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s supporters viewed his overwhelming victory in India’s general elections as a sweeping repudiation of everything for which the previous government stood. But, in just a few weeks, the new government's weakness and hypocrisy has become starkly apparent. READ MORE

  5. Is There A Right To Secede?

    Peter Singer

Focal Point

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