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December 29, 2009 | Wall Street Journal

The Tipping Point in Iran

When millions of peaceful demonstrators took to the streets of big Iranian cities in June to protest what was widely assumed to be a stolen election, many in the West wondered whether the movement had the will and vision to sustain itself. . . .

January 4, 2010 | Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

Investments Will Remain a Gamble Until Rule of Law Comes to Russia

The Russian economy is as much a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma as Winston Churchill found its foreign policy to be in the days of Joseph Stalin. . . .

December 17, 2009 | Harvard Business School

The End of Chimerica

For the better part of the past decade, the world economy has been dominated by a world economic order that combined Chinese export-led development with US over-consumption. . . .

December 17, 2009 | Works and Days

The Long March From California to Copenhagen

We are still in a great public debate between capitalism and socialism, and individual freedom versus statism — odd since hundreds of millions worldwide have escaped poverty the last 30 years due to the spread of Western-inspired free markets. . . .

December 15, 2009 | MarketWatch

Obama takes new 'Just War' doctrine to Copenhagen?

If our new Nobel winner isn't a game-changer, summit fails, global wars by 2030. . . .

December 13, 2009 | Associated Press (registration required)

Analysis: A year on, Iran, NKorea threats worsen

Another year has passed in the world's standoff with Iran and North Korea over nuclear weapons, and the situation has only gotten worse. . . .

December 11, 2009 | Financial Mail (South Africa)

Behind the headlines

Timothy Garton Ash, Oxford and Stanford don and veteran practitioner of what he describes as the "mongrel craft" of scholarship and journalism, has spent a lifetime in pursuit of the "subversive" truth behind the significant geopolitical developments - and inflated political rhetoric - of our times. . . .

December 14, 2009 | Australian

Nuclear focus to Tokyo visit

KEVIN Rudd visits Tokyo tomorrow to launch a major report on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation that could give him a front-row seat at next year's nuclear summits. . . .

December 9, 2009 | Guardian (UK)

Sarkozy is half right: all Europeans must understand the Swiss mistake

What really matters is not minarets, but that we all, Muslims included, commit to the essentials of a free society. . . .

December 4, 2009 | RIA Novosti (Russia)

The Obama administration's 'reset button' for Russia

The interests of the Obama administration in improving ties with Russia, a policy metaphorically first described by Vice President Biden in February 2009 as ‘pressing the reset button,’ are principally driven by three goals. . . .