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Peter S. Goodman
Peter S. Goodman is Executive Business and Global News Editor of the Huffington Post, and author of PAST DUE: The End of Easy Money and the Renewal of the American Economy.

Entries by Peter S. Goodman

Bogus Chemical Weapons Deal Underscores Obama's Failures in Syria

(362) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 11:40 AM

NEW YORK -- Barack Obama will have to account to history for his ineffectual fiddling in the face of the catastrophe playing out in Syria, much as Bill Clinton must forever contemplate the genocide that unfolded in Rwanda on his watch.

The latest evidence comes via the Obama...

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Eric Cantor's Excellent Davos Adventure: No Money For Unemployment Benefits, But Plenty For Congressmen Going To Alps

(621) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 3:52 AM

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Fresh from Washington, where he played a leading role in preventing the extension of emergency unemployment benefits for Americans mired in joblessness, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor appeared to be enjoying one of the perks of his own employment: a sumptuous breakfast in this ski resort in...

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Within A Global Crisis In Education, Some Hints Of Progress

(88) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 4:15 PM

Like children headed home with their report cards, the nations of the globe recently received grades on the educational achievement of their students via the test known as the Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA. Reactions ranged from celebration to resignation to recrimination, depending upon the results.

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International Intervention Needed To End Syrian Catastrophe

(45) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 1:34 PM

DAVOS, Switzerland -- In gruesome conflicts such as the one that grips Syria, it is tempting to think of the humanitarian crisis as somehow discrete from the political conflagration.

The peace talks in Geneva are so rife with discord that an end to the violence anytime soon is...

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At Davos, Hassan Rouhani's Double-Talk Undermines Iranian Charm Offensive

(193) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 4:31 AM

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been widely hailed for his dramatic engagement with the world, achieving a potential breakthrough on the nuclear crisis that has long stood as a principal threat to global security. Yet his address here this morning at the World Economic Forum lent credence...

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The WorldPost: A Platform For Global Conversation

(2) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 4:14 PM

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Rockets land in the suburbs of Damascus, unleashing a deadly wave of chemical gas. Hours later a blogger in the United Kingdom uses YouTube to ferret out video clips that tie the attack to the Syrian government. Soon, political leaders from around the planet are...

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Skepticism And Contempt Color Upcoming European Parliament Elections

(21) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 4:00 PM

Back in what now feels like another era, the European Union was a vessel of aspiration whose aims were largely supported by political leaders across the continent. Here was a super-nation constructed out of a collective yearning for shared security, prosperity and modernity.

In the contemporary conversation, talk of the...

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Global Leaders Promise Mandela's Legacy Lives On

(38) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 11:36 AM

He was remembered as a freedom fighter, a political prisoner, a moral icon impervious to hate, and a reconciler of seemingly irreconcilable camps. He was recalled as the crucial figure in the struggle that ended apartheid in South Africa, and as the president who then put aside retribution in favor...

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The Most Disturbing Part Of The JPMorgan News Is That It's Not Shocking At All

(215) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 12:13 PM

No one who has spent more than a little time in China can be shocked by the latest blockbuster from The New York Times about the means through which the family of former Premier Wen Jiabao traded access to power for personal gain.

The company at the center...

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Le président chinois Xi Jinping ouvre la voie à une «réforme globale» pour résoudre les problèmes économiques et environnementaux

(11) Comments | Posted November 9, 2013 | 8:23 AM

La Chine a un problème. Depuis trois décennies, le Parti communiste au pouvoir a mis au point une formule efficace pour planifier une transformation économique extraordinaire. Le parti a levé les contrôles d'Etat les plus importants, permettant aux entreprises privées de s'installer. Il a investi massivement dans les autoroutes, les...

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China's President Charts Path For 'Comprehensive Reform' Amid Economic, Environmental Problems

(526) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 5:00 AM

BEIJING -- China has a situation.

For three decades, the ruling Communist Party has pressed an effective formula in engineering an extraordinary economic transformation. The party lifted key state controls, enabling private businesses to take root. It invested heavily in highways, ports and other industrial infrastructure while courting foreign...

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Silicon Forest: Portland Embraces Tech Startups

(89) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 7:30 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Until they moved into their office on the ground floor of a former factory in an industrial zone known as Produce Row, the four founding members of a startup video game developer suffered a gnawing sense that they were a company in name only.

They had all...

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In Europe, A Sense Of Shock And Betrayal Over American Spying

(307) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 5:24 PM

The furor provoked by revelations that the American government has for years monitored the private communications of its allies showed no signs of abating this week as European leaders issued harsh condemnations while demanding a full explanation.

“Spying is not acceptable,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters on Thursday...

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Enquête internationale: le chômage, un fléau pour les jeunes du monde entier

(7) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 1:54 PM

Le Huffington Post a déployé ses ressources afin de saisir l'étendue de la crise du chômage dans le monde en réalisant un reportage collectif réalisé par les éditions internationales de sept pays. Ce texte n'est que le début d'une longue discussion sur les conséquences du chômage des jeunes, qui examine...
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Unemployment Plagues Young People Around The World

(1444) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 10:30 AM

Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post.

In the French city of Montpellier, Thomas Pallot frets that his future now seems tainted. He is only 25 years old and recently embarked on a career as computer technician. But for the last two years, he has been unemployed.

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El presidente de Irán, Hassan Rouhani, quiere un acuerdo nuclear sin conflictos en una 'Nueva Era'

(13) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 8:39 AM

No es necesario tener un doctorado en diplomacia para sentirse escéptico ante la retórica campaña de paz del presidente iraní Hassan Rouhani.

Al margen de lo que represente su aparición en el escenario mundial, sean cuales sean sus opiniones personales, Rouhani se mueve dentro de un sistema autocrático gobernado por...

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Iran, il presidente Hassan Rouhani vuole un accordo pacifico sul nucleare per una "Nuova Era" (VIDEO)

(4) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 8:15 AM

Non serve un dottorato in diplomazia per fare appello allo scetticismo riguardo alla retorica campagna di pace del Presidente Hassan Rouhani.

Qualunque cosa rappresenti il suo arrivo sulla scena mondiale, qualunque siano le sue vere inclinazioni personali, Rouhani opera in un sistema autocratico governato da una gretta conventicola che...

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El presidente de Irán, Hassan Rohaní, quiere un acuerdo nuclear sin conflictos en una 'Nueva Era'

(3) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 5:02 AM

No es necesario tener un doctorado en diplomacia para sentirse escéptico ante la retórica campaña de paz del presidente iraní Hassan Rohaní.

Al margen de lo que represente su aparición en el escenario mundial, sean cuales sean sus opiniones personales, Rohaní se mueve dentro de un sistema autocrático gobernado por...

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Iran's Rouhani Wants Nuclear Deal Without Conflict In 'New Era'

(1347) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 11:17 PM

You need not possess a doctorate in diplomacy to summon skepticism for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's rhetorical peace campaign.

Whatever his arrival on the world stage represents, whatever his genuine personal inclinations, he operates within an autocratic system ruled by an insular clique that justifies mass human rights abuses...

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