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With Russia, as With China, Unnerved U.S. Allies Seek Reassurances

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. found himself in a fraught but familiar place this week: holding the hands of American allies fearful of being bullied by a larger, aggressive neighbor. This time, it was Poland and … Continue reading

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Putin Reclaims Crimea

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin reclaimed Crimea as a part of Russia on Tuesday, reversing what he described as a historic injustice inflicted by the Soviet Union 60 years ago and brushing aside international condemnation that could leave Russia … Continue reading

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How the Ukraine crisis ends

How the Ukraine crisis ends By Henry A. Kissinger, Published: March 5 Henry A. Kissinger was secretary of state from 1973 to 1977. Public discussion on Ukraine is all about confrontation. But do we know where we are going? In … Continue reading

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Henry Chesbrough

Seer series Henry Chesbrough Jan 9th 2014, 16:50by M.S.L.J. CASSANDRA has every reason to fear innovation. A particularly nifty piece of Greek engineering once brought doom to her family in the shape of a horse. By contrast, Henry Chesbrough, faculty … Continue reading

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The economic value of skills: Skills that pay the bills

Question of strength … Money is power … When do we have more influence, when we are militarily or economically powerful? Is there a correlation? What is influence any more? Does mil power translate to redistributed power bases? The economic … Continue reading

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Healthcare spending

Jan 7th 2014, 21:44by C.H. | NEW YORK BESIDE the riotous, relentless battle over Obamacare, a more tempered debate over health has been underway. Since the recession, health spending has grown slowly. On January 6th the number crunchers at the … Continue reading

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The row over the Panama Canal

The row over the Panama Canal Keeping things afloat Jan 8th 2014, 15:31by F.B. | MADRID WHEN Sacyr, a Spanish construction firm, won a 2009 tender to undertake the bulk of the $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal, its … Continue reading

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Not Just About Us

January 7, 2014 Not Just About Us By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Every day the headlines from the Arab world get worse: An Al Qaeda affiliate group, aided by foreign fighters, battles with seven different homegrown Syrian rebel groups for control … Continue reading

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Egypt in the Dentist’s Chair

A simple, yet stirring editorial. The line, “This was a lesson for me in just how difficult and usually abortive it was to defend the rights of people who have lived an eternity under oppression” is both realistic and a … Continue reading

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Iran, Turkey’s New Ally?

December 29, 2013 Iran, Turkey’s New Ally? By VALI R. NASR WASHINGTON — A bribery and corruption scandal has plunged Turkey into crisis, seriously undermining Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authority. Mr. Erdogan now faces serious challenges from both secularists … Continue reading

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