Tuesday, March 31, 2015
  1. Last Chance for Ukraine and Europe

    George Soros
  2. Why Sanctions on Russia Don’t Work

    Andrei Kolesnikov

    Why Sanctions on Russia Don’t Work

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     shows that Western pressure has caused Russians to close ranks behind the Kremlin.

    Pro Russia rally St Basil Cathedral Anna Sergeeva/ZumaPress

    The Western approach to Russia assumes that continued pressure on the country will cause President Vladimir Putin’™s regime to make concessions or even crumble. But, as recent opinion polls suggest, such an approach is less likely to undermine the regime than to cause Russians to close ranks in Putin’s defense. READ MORE

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. A Raisin in the Israeli Sun

    Anne-Marie Slaughter

Focal Point

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