Saturday, October 25, 2014
  1. The Cold War and the Cold Shoulder

    Ghia Nodia

    The Cold War and the Cold Shoulder

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     believes that Vladimir Putin's distrust of Western democracy makes efforts to engage Russia futile.

    Vladimir Putin G20 summit European Council/Flickr

    The Ukraine crisis has shattered key Western assumptions about Russia, and many analysts and policymakers have fallen back on the belief that Russian President Vladimir Putin must be acting irrationally. But it is Western assumptions that need to be questioned. READ MORE

  2. الصين والقفزة الكبرى إلى الوراء

    Xia Yeliang
  3. الوحدة الأساسية في أوروبا

    José Manuel Barroso
  4. China’s Choice

    Wong Chin-Huat

    China’s Choice

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     outlines the Chinese government's three options for confronting the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

    China Hong Kong protests Paul Yeung/ZumaPress

    Much to China's chagrin, a major pro-democracy movement has seized the streets of Hong Kong. While China ostensibly has three options for responding to the demonstrations, only one serves its long-term interests: genuine political reform. READ MORE

  5. فنزويلا والأداء الضعيف المذهل

    Carmen Reinhart

Focal Point

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