How America Can Use Osama's Death To Better Position Its Economy

05/06/2011 12:36 pm ET | Updated Jul 06, 2011
  • CHRYSTIA FREELAND The New York Times

NEW YORK — Osama bin Laden is dead. Now it is time for the peace dividend. That’s a phrase you may remember from the early 1990s, when Soviet Communism, the big existential threat of the second half of the 20th century, collapsed. Today, America needs a peace dividend even more than it did 20 years ago. But cashing it in will be a challenge.

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