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The Writing Life: How to Build A Flourishing Nation in The Desert

Pranay Gupte | Posted 09.24.2016 | Home
Pranay Gupte

Since its founding on December 2, 1971 as a federation of disparate sheikhdoms that were largely influenced by the British, the United Arab Emirates h...

In the Norden, the liberal-democratic model is alive and well.

András Simonyi | Posted 12.07.2016 | Home
András Simonyi

The obituary of the liberal-democratic model has already been written, waiting to be published. The doomsayers have made their prediction about the end of the free and democratic world as we know it.

Fiscally Responsible SBA Has Strong Case for FY16 Budget

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | Posted 04.08.2015 | Small Business
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

Our two main lending vehicles -- the 7(a) and 504 programs -- delivered $29 billion in small-business loans to entrepreneurs last year. In FY16, we expect another banner year, and taxpayers won't be on the hook to cover any potential losses, as we're requesting and managing a zero taxpayer subsidy for our core capital programs.

What I Learned About China and the Environment from Cathay Pacific

Jack Davis | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home
Jack Davis

Traveling to China taught me that though poverty and lack of modernization is everywhere, the people affected most by it are often the ones dedicated most to reversing it.

"Go Russia:" Progress, One Year Later

Arkady Dvorkovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arkady Dvorkovich

As we all know, constructive changes take time, persistence, and commitment. They require new ways of thinking. They do not happen overnight, but their lasting effect can be dramatic nonetheless.

The Kremlin Continues Shaping a Group-Think Generation

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Simon Shuster

Even the cynics might have felt a sputter of optimism when the Kremlin youth group Nashi, Vladimir Putin's militant pep squad, announced its plans for this year's doctrinal summer camp at lake Seliger.

The Sacred Space Of The Shared Heart

William Horden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Horden

This isn't about what we should eat. That's a matter of personal conscience. What it's about is this: Honoring. Honoring the lives of the animals and plants that die so that we can live.

Remarks From The Economist's Russia Business Roundtable in Moscow

Arkady Dvorkovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arkady Dvorkovich

The Russian government stands ready to help businesses by fostering a climate that combats corruption and offers political and economic stability.

The Best Books of the Decade

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anis Shivani

Orhan Pamuk's The Museum of Innocence will be interpreted by clueless reviewers as one about "obsession," just as they might view Nabokov's Lolita to be about "pedophilia."

Obama in Asia: West Looks East After "The End of History"

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kishore Mahbubani

The loss of the West's moral authority is the exact opposite outcome that Western minds expected when they celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Post Turkey: Obama's Challenges and Opportunities in the Muslim World

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John L. Esposito

Obama's performance in Turkey was flawless; he met the expectations of his admirers and won approval from many skeptics.