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News You Really Need To See: “Where Jobs Are Squeezed by Chinese Trade, Voters Seek Extremes”

“Where Jobs Are Squeezed by Chinese Trade, Voters Seek Extremes” The New York Times, April 25, 2016 “Disenchantment with the political mainstream is no surprise.  But research to be unveiled this week by four leading academic economists suggests that the … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: India’s Ire Bringing Nepal to Its Knees

Sept. 29, 2015 by Darius  A week after adopting its first-ever constitution, Nepal is facing a fuel shortage so severe that the Nepali government has imposed driving restrictions based on the last digit of motorists’ license plates. Why has the … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Yuan Move Rattles Africa”

“Yuan Move Rattles Africa” The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2015, p.A6 http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-currency-move-rattles-african-economies-1439803981 “The shock waves from China’s surprise yuan devaluation are ricocheting through African economies, sending currencies tumbling and stoking anxiety that the continent’s biggest trading partner might be … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool: Helpful or Harmful?”

Mar. 2, 2015 by Darius Last week, I attended a debate on “Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool: Helpful or Harmful?”  Arguing the case for sanctions was David Kramer of the McCain Institute for International Leadership (yes, that McCain); arguing … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “A Dangerous Road Ahead”

“A Dangerous Road Ahead” The Washington Post, November 30, 2014, p.A1 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/highway-through-hell-the-truckers-who-haul-vital-goods-into-islamic-state-territory/2014/11/29/426a71f2-6f4e-11e4-893f-86bd390a3340_story.html “It might be the most hairy truck route in the world — a nail-biting, long-haul, ‘Mad Max’-style endurance race from the Jordan border through the black heart of Islamic … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “At Afghan Border, Graft Is Part of the Bargain”

“At Afghan Border, Graft Is Part of the Bargain” The New York Times, November 12, 2014, p.A1 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/12/world/asia/in-afghanistan-customs-system-corruption-is-part-of-the-bargain.html “Some call them ‘the men who sit on golden chairs’ — Afghan customs officials who preside over a vast ecosystem of bribery that … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Iran’s Talks With Russia May Strike at Sanctions”

“Iran’s Talks With Russia May Strike at Sanctions” The New York Times, September 10, 2014, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/10/world/middleeast/irans-talks-with-russia-may-strike-at-sanctions.html “Iran sent new signals on Tuesday that it was seeking to subvert the Western sanctions on its contentious nuclear energy program, adding uncertainties … Continue reading

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