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Analysis and Commentary

If You Think Brexit Will Leave Us Weaker And Poorer, March For A People’s Vote

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian
Friday, October 19, 2018

Enough! Let us put an end to this national humiliation. Around the world, Britain is increasingly viewed with pity or contempt. Brexit, were it to happen, would be the most consequential and gratuitous act of national self-harm in our recent history.

Analysis and Commentary

Italy’s Impudence Will Take Down The Global Economy

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Wall Street is preparing for the next global recession. Reliable Saudi oil supplies are threatened, China’s domestic economy is ripe for a reckoning and American tariff wars are cranking up. The last thing the global economic system needs right now is a petulant, provocative, debt-ridden and budget-busting Italy.

John Taylor On The Global Economy

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses trade policy and capital markets.

Analysis and Commentary

Kevin Mckenna On Characters, Plot, And Themes Of In The First Circle

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Russian Literature Professor Kevin McKenna of the University of Vermont talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the characters, plot, and themes of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's masterpiece, In the First Circle. This is the second episode of the EconTalk book club discussing the book. The first episode--a discussion of Solzhenitsyn's life and times--is available on EconTalk at Kevin McKenna on Solzhenitsyn, the Soviet Union, and In the First Circle.

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How the World Recovered: The 2008 Financial Crisis Ten Years Later

interview with George Osborne, Kevin Warshvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Analyzing the Global Financial Crisis and Its Aftermath in the United States and the United Kingdom with Kevin Warsh and George Osborne.

In the News

Stock Markets Will Be ‘Closely Watching’ US Midterm Elections

quoting John H. Cochrane via Irish Times
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Merrill Lynch says elections could have implications for fiscal policy and foreign ties.

Analysis and Commentary

We Need A New, More Co-Operative International Order

by Tharman Shanmugaratnam with John B. Taylorvia Financial Times
Thursday, October 11, 2018

We are at a critical juncture. The central challenge is to create a new, co-operative international order for a world that has changed irreversibly: one that is more multipolar, more decentralised in decision-making, and yet more interconnected. We otherwise face the prospect of fragmentation, and the steady weakening of our capacity to respond to the national and collective challenges of the future.


A New Era For The China-Russia-US Triangle

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Nearly a half-century ago, President Richard Nixon’s secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, established a successful U.S. strategy for dealing with America’s two most dangerous rivals. He sought closer ties to both the Soviet Union, with its more than 7,000 nuclear weapons, and Communist China, with the world’s largest population.

In the News

Ambassador Michael McFaul: From Cold War To Hot Peace

featuring Michael McFaulvia Commonwealth Club
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Michael McFaul served as the seventh U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012–2014 and is one of America’s leading scholars with unparalleled insights into the Russian Federation. He offers his thoughts on U.S.–Russia relations, election interference and President Trump’s relationship with President Putin.

Observations From The Roundtable

Observations from the Roundtable: Russia In An Emerging World

via Governance In An Emerging New World
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Advancing technologies and demographics portend disruption in Russia, as in many other parts of the world, but volatility has been the rule rather than the exception in this historic power. The fall of the Soviet Union left modern Russia in a state of disrepair. Its economy collapsed alongside its government. Its population decreased, and fertility plummeted. To those living in Russia at the time, it was deeply destabilizing.