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Charles Heck
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Charles Heck, is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He is former North American Director of the Trilateral Commission (1982-2001).

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'We Are All Millionaires Now': Norway's Astounding Fiscal Reserve

(1) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 5:35 PM

The financial position of the Norwegian government is astonishingly strong. While most other national governments in Europe and North America, especially in recent years, have been posting sizable annual budget deficits and accumulating additional debt, Norwegians have seen their government post sizable annual budget surpluses and add to a rapidly...

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Regime Change, EU Style

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 9:44 AM

We are in the midst of several deeply challenging years for the European Union. The eurozone crisis in particular raises profound political, economic and institutional issues and forces into the open basic questions about European solidarity and shared responsibility. In contrast to the gloom that sometimes settles around these challenges,...

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A Fading Vision of "Europe"?

(4) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 12:21 PM

A great historical tide appeared to support the progressive integration of Europe from the first breakthroughs in the years after World War II through the deepening embodied in adoption of the euro and the widening embodied in the inclusion in the European Union (and NATO) of Central and Eastern European...

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U.S. Health Care: Misplaced Pride

(25) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 3:36 PM

A greatest-country-in-the-world syndrome sometimes makes it hard for us Americans to recognize ways in which other societies are outpacing the United States. Health care presents a striking discrepancy between common domestic perceptions of relative U.S. performance and actual comparisons with other high-income countries. A common argument in the debate over...

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