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Last Tango in Riyadh

Hossein Askari | Posted 09.04.2016 | World
Hossein Askari

In 2015, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz ascended the throne of Saudi Arabia. He wasted little time in turning his tribe's long-held rule of succession, designe...

Infrastructure: Hillary Clinton's Big Idea and Best-Kept Secret

Bill Ayres | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Bill Ayres

Secretary Clinton says she wants to work across the aisle with Republicans. This could be the one to break the political log jam in the Congress and bring our country together on something we all agree needs to be done.

Greece's Cruel October: New Government To Race To Implement Austerity Reforms

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.22.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- The financial team of the new Greek government will have to race against the clock this month to prepare a timetable for implementin...

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

No longer expect anything from anyone

Jacques Attali | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Jacques Attali

I had set the date here for October 02 because, at that date, France's 2015 budget was to be disclosed, and the bulk of the proposed reform measures n...

The Crisis, Alibi of the Weak, Energy of the Strong

Jacques Attali | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Jacques Attali

The current president, the former president, and the entire political class must learn to recognize what every Frenchman well knows: Not to act when one faces a crisis, is to condemn oneself.

Ukraine: Strategic Considerations

Andrei Kirilenko | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Andrei Kirilenko

The events of the last several months have revealed fundamental failures of the state: no effective military, no effective police or security forces, no effective governance structure, no effective macroeconomic management.

Another Chance for Ukraine

Tristan Masat | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Tristan Masat

Ukraine is beset by troubles. The Russian annexation of Crimea is the dramatic headline, but the economic struggles the country and Ukrainian workers face may prove just as dire.

Global Markets Could Be Derailed by Ukraine's Crisis

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Turmoil in Emerging Markets hit investor confidence in January and, after a stellar February, the crisis in the Ukraine could lead to profit taking this month.

Systemic Failure

Michael Bendetson | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Michael Bendetson

While politics appear to be as divisive in nature as ever, Americans have managed to reach a consensus around one concept: government is broken.

The Solution Is More, Not Less Europe

Antonio Borges | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
Antonio Borges

It is hard to hold the course in the middle of a storm, but European policymakers need to if they want European integration to succeed.

Reforming Sovereign Ratings: An Urgent and Complex Undertaking

Georges Ugeux | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Rating agencies are in an inextricable situation when it comes to sovereign ratings. On the heels of their near-collapse of structured products, they must confront the issue of the credibility of sovereign ratings in a holistic way.