Joseph Yackley
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Joseph Yackley is a PhD Candidate at the University of Chicago. He has spent much of the past decade in Europe and the Middle East writing about political risk in emerging markets. He is a Fulbright scholar and has held fellowships from the Robert Bosch Foundation, the U.S. Department of State, and the International Center for Journalists. He is a co-author of Risk Rules: How Local Politics Threaten the Global Economy.

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A Republican Post-Mortem: It's Demography, Stupid!

(9) Comments | Posted November 11, 2012 | 7:00 PM

This election should have been easy for the Republicans. After sweeping to victory in the 2010 midterms, they held all the momentum. The Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case earlier that year lifted the floodgates on corporate money, allowing it to pour into Super-PACs supporting GOP candidates. No...

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History's Lessons for Greece

(11) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Europe may have averted imminent disaster last month with its €130 billion bailout of Greece. But in this latest stopgap, European officials are repeating many of the mistakes their forebears made more than a century ago in their handling of debt crises in southern neighbours.

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