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Timothy Garton Ash on London School of Economics

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia London School of Economics and Political Science
Monday, November 24, 2014

Is it possible to create a truly European public sphere? In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Timothy Garton Ash discusses the failure of efforts to reignite the enthusiasm of citizens for European integration, the importance of European identity, and why the UK is far more European than most people believe.

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Confused Survey Says Two Russian Energy Giants Top Google And Apple In Corporate Transparency

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, November 24, 2014

Transparency International ranks Russia’s two state-owned energy giants in the middle of the top 124 world companies for “transparency” because both have adopted detailed anti-corruption rules. The rankings do not ask whether these companies actually comply with their rules.

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Michael McFaul on The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart

interview with Michael McFaulvia MSNBC
Friday, November 21, 2014

Senior Fellow Michael McFaul discusses the ongoing crisis in Ukraine on MSNBC's The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart.

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Maybe They’ll Listen To Kissinger

mentioning Henry A. Kissingervia PJ Media
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been trying to explain to the adolescents in charge of American foreign policy in both parties that our Ukraine policy has been a disaster.

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Gibraltar Is British—and European

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Rock faces a new peril from Britain to add to the age-old Spanish threat. 



by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Monday, November 17, 2014

I enjoyed Sheilagh Ogilvie's The Economics of Guilds in the latest Journal of Economic Perspectives. Bottom line:

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At G20, Will Sanctions Or Casualties Deter Russia?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Friday, November 14, 2014

Contrary to Vladimir Putin’s assurances that “Ukraine is not our business,” Russia has suffered 15,000-20,000 dead and wounded on the Ukrainian field of battle, in addition to declining living standards, economic isolation and the expensive subsidization of occupied Ukrainian territories.


Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (19:15)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Research Fellow Paul Gregory discusses potential Republican legislation to address the crisis in Ukraine on the John Batchelor Show.

The Berlin Wall

Peter Robinson on Real Clear Radio Hour

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Research Fellow Peter Robinson discusses how he became President Reagan’s speechwriter at 26, what inspired Reagan’s famous line at the Brandenburg Gate, and the behind-the-scenes controversy over those four words on Real Clear Radio Hour.

Moscow, Russia
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CNN Will End Broadcasts From Russia By The End Of The Year

quoting Michael McFaulvia Value Walk
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Turner International’s Cable News Network, more well-known today as CNN, announced on Monday, November 10th that it planned to end news gathering and news broadcasting operations in Russia by the end of this year. The firm cited new laws that limits foreign ownership of media businesses operating in Russia.