- CommentaryMay 22, 2015
Europe’s political center—left and right—is in the process of collapsing, making way for far more radical and populist parties on the extremes of the political spectrum. This collapse has been most evident in southern Europe, where five years of economic hardship and high unemployment have taken a dramatic toll.
- CommentaryMay 21, 2015
On Wednesday, a State Department official did something that the U.S. government has not done in years. They provided a meaningful and in-depth explanation of the course of the fighting in Ramadi.
- CommentaryBy Carl MeachamMay 19, 2015
On May 18, the Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. prosecutors are in the process of investigating a number of high-up Venezuelan officials for their alleged involvement in turning Venezuela into a cocaine-trafficking and money-laundering hub.
- CommentaryMay 15, 2015
Ten months into the 2014 oil price collapse and seven weeks into a modest rebound, companies of all sizes continue to adjust to new economic realities. The recent run-up in oil prices, in spite of bearish fundamentals, suggests a correction is still in the wings. And while U.S.
- CommentaryMay 15, 2015
The declarations that follow summit meetings rarely disclose much of substance, and the declaration following the U.S.-GCC summit at Camp David is no exception.
- CommentaryBy Greg HicksMay 13, 2015
Fifteen years into the 21st Century, it is clear that economics is increasingly a central feature of international relations.
- CommentaryBy Carl MeachamMay 13, 2015
On Wednesday (May 13), the Senate reached a deal to take up a new bill to reauthorize Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), or so-called “fast track” – just one day after the TPA bill was all but labeled dead after a Democratic filibuster.
- CommentaryBy Todd Summers, Katherine PeckMay 12, 2015
India is the second-largest recipient of grant assistance from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, with a three-year allocation under its new funding mechanism of US$850 million.
- CommentaryMay 11, 2015
It’s hard not to read a strong message in the Saudi king’s last-minute decisions this past weekend. He declined a private meeting with President Obama at the White House, and also to join a summit at the president’s private retreat at Camp David. A consensus has been emerging that this is a snub, and it is hard to see it otherwise.
- CommentaryBy Edward C. Chow, Michael LelyveldMay 11, 2015
This past weekend Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow for Victory Day. Together they witnessed the signing of a plethora of bilateral agreements.