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Sanjay Sanghoee is the author of Killing Wall Street, a new thriller about the financial crisis, as well as Merger, a corporate thriller praised by Chicago Tribune, BARRON’s and others. He is also a commentator.

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Will the Middle East Achieve Peace Out of Conflict?

(1) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 10:42 AM

The Middle East is no stranger to conflict. After a deceptive period of relative internal stability under the iron hand of despotic rulers, the region has fallen victim to the very fundamentalism that it allowed to breed in its midst and exported to the world. That fundamentalism has now reached...

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How Ukraine Can Avoid Russia's Cold War Trap

(3) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 1:48 PM

Earlier this week I wrote about why Russia might invade Ukraine to precipitate a new Cold War, with long-term economic concerns driving Vladimir Putin's actions. Now, Russia is moving an aid convoy, consisting of 280 trucks, toward Kiev with the ostensible goal of providing humanitarian relief to pro-Russian...

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Why President Obama Is Right on Foreign Policy

(22) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 5:12 PM

Hillary Clinton surprised both Republicans and Democrats with her sharp criticism of President Obama over his foreign policy, calling it a "Don't do stupid stuff" strategy that did not conform to the definition of a policy at all.

Her assessment has merit but is also unfair. America's foreign policy is...

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What Hamas and ISIS Have In Common

(7) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 8:50 PM

In the most disturbing development in the bloody saga of Iraq yet, the militant group ISIS has taken over a crucial dam which could cause a humanitarian crisis of disastrous proportions for religious minorities in the region. At the same time, Hamas is refusing to disarm...

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Why Russia Could Invade Ukraine

(24) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 4:23 PM

The crisis in Ukraine continues to get worse against a backdrop of conflicting signals.

Pro-Russian separatists have called for a ceasefire but Ukrainian forces continue to pound them in Donetsk. At the same time, the Ukrainian government says it is willing to accept an international aid mission...

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Ending Hatred Toward Israel Along With the Gaza Conflict

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 12:19 PM

After nearly a month of fighting, Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire brokered by Egypt, and it seems the conflict might finally come to an end. But the broader issues surrounding Israel and Palestine still remain and it is anyone's guess whether they will be...

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Israel-Gaza: War, Terrorism and Change in the Middle East

(7) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 9:33 PM

The current conflict in Gaza has polarized the world and pitted those with Palestinian and Israeli sympathies against each other in a way that has rarely been seen before. Inundated by images of human suffering, people are understandably emotional about the conflict.

Still, as the crisis in the Middle East...

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Why Labor and Women Are the Keys to India's Economic Success

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 6:17 PM

Since the close of India's election last month, investors have been hopeful that the world's largest democracy can finally turn its economy around under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But before the country can realize its potential as a free market economy, Modi will need to tackle critical challenges in its...

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How Social Media Is Fueling the Israel-Palestine Conflict in Gaza

(11) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 7:19 PM

Ever since Israel began its offensive against Hamas in Gaza, both the press and social media have been abuzz with opinions about the conflict. While the opinions of professional journalists have been somewhat balanced, the rhetoric on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms has been anything but, devolving into...

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India's Rare Chance to Redefine Capitalism

(2) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 2:33 PM

India's historic opportunity to institute free market reform has excited the imagination of investors and economic analysts, but what should really enthuse everyone is the nation's unique chance to redefine capitalism. With the election of new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it's positioned to create a brand of capitalism that fits...

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An Indian Culinary Oasis in New York

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 12:55 PM

For most diners, Indian food is synonymous with spice. But spice is but one factor in the preparation of delectable Indian cuisine, and while many restaurants in New York provide serviceable fare that gives the American palate the 'kick' it desires, very few take it to the next level, and...

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Is It Time to Update the Second Amendment?

(146) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 3:07 PM

As Winston Churchill famously said, "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing -- after they have tried everything else." It was a backhanded compliment about our ability to find the courage to do what is necessary, and time and again, Americans have risen to the challenge.

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Why Mayor de Blasio Should Pay Attention to NYC's Subways

(3) Comments | Posted April 13, 2014 | 7:57 PM

As any New Yorker can tell you, our subway system is not just a means of transportation but a democratic lifeline that connects every part of the city -- rich and poor, east and west, professionals and students, hipster and inner-city -- closely with each other.

For sure, the...

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How Amazon Can Turn Fire TV Into a Blockbuster

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 12:53 PM

By unveiling its sleek new Fire TV streaming video box last week, online retailing giant Amazon has finally entered the streaming media wars. The coaster sized device enables users to play online games and watch movies and TV shows from Amazon Instant Video as well as from Netflix,...

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Why Taxes Should Depend on the Economy

(3) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 2:24 PM

They say there are two certainties in life: death and taxes, but what is even more certain is that our current tax code is hated by pretty much everyone, including low and middle income earners and the wealthy.

The issue of socio-economic fairness in taxation will not be easily...

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Why The New CBO Report Is Proof That Obamacare Can Actually Work

(4) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 8:45 PM

In the wake of a new Congressional Budget Office report indicating that more than two million Americans might work fewer hours or stop looking for work because they can get affordable health care through Obamacare exchanges, a new political debate over the dangers of the healthcare...

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How to Solve Economic Inequality From the Top Down

(8) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 11:00 AM

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama talked about the need to improve wages for all Americans, with a special emphasis on raising the minimum wage. But economic inequality exists as much because of oversized compensation at the top as it does because of inadequate pay at the...

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Republican Bullying Finally Meets Stupidity in Chris Christie Mess

(4) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 1:01 PM

Even as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's headaches over the George Washington Bridge scandal mount rapidly, it is really the Republican mentality that should be blamed for what happened.

Like anyone else, Christie certainly deserves the presumption of innocence, even if the situation stretches the imagination. And speaking as...

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Why It Is Urgent to Extend Jobless Benefits

(3) Comments | Posted January 11, 2014 | 4:26 PM

The most distressing element of last week's jobs report was not the small number of jobs added in December, but the decrease in the participation rate of workers from 63.6 percent at the beginning of 2013 to 62.8 percent at the end of it (a 35...

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2 Women Who Hold the Key to our Economic Future

(3) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 4:44 PM

Even as the latest jobs report and rising GDP bring some good news for the U.S., growing income inequality continues to plague the economy. The stock market might be up, but for millions of Americans, the reality of stagnant wages belies the capitalist dream and this...

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