Sunday, March 29, 2015
  1. Deescalating Europe’s Politics of Resentment

    Yanis Varoufakis

    Deescalating Europe’s Politics of Resentment

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     shows why Greece’s “bailout” packages have been ineffective – and dangerously misleading.

    Greece Germany EU flag Ma Ning/ZumaPress

    In 2010, Greece had no right to borrow from German – or any other European – taxpayers, because its public debt was unsustainable. Five years later, the consequences – open animosity toward and from Germany, a humanitarian crisis, and a mountain of unserviceable debt – could not be clearer. READ MORE

  2. From Nuclear Safety to Nuclear Security

    Des Browne, ET AL

    From Nuclear Safety to Nuclear Security

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    &  urge governments to apply stress tests to all facilities where dangerous materials are used.

    Nuclear plant safety workers Greg Webb/IAEA/Flickr

    The meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant has spurred reforms in the field of nuclear safety, but when it comes to nuclear security, complacency remains a major problem. In particular, governments must not neglect the need to protect their citizens from the risk of catastrophic nuclear terrorism. READ MORE

  3. A Raisin in the Israeli Sun

    Anne-Marie Slaughter
  4. Israel’s Victory of Fear

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    Israel’s Victory of Fear

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     attributes Binyamin Netanyahu's win to a superior understanding of what drives the country's voters.

    Bibi Netanyahu wailing wall Jinipix/ZumaPress

    Binyamin Netanyahu, detested by allies and opponents alike, is probably the most deficient prime minister in Israel’s history. And yet he has understood, better than any of his opponents, what motivates a majority of the country's voters. READ MORE

  5. Bibi’s Big Surprise

    Itamar Rabinovich

    Bibi’s Big Surprise

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     explains how Binyamin Netanyahu proved the pollsters wrong – and what comes next for Israel.

    Netanyahu Dani Maron-Jinipix/ZumaPress

    Israel's election revealed a deeply divided society with a fragmented and dysfunctional political system that cannot produce a leader able to negotiate seriously with the Palestinians and deal with the country’s socioeconomic problems. The next election may not be far off. READ MORE

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