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Analysis and Commentary

Small Democratic Step

by Michael McFaulvia Moscow Times
Thursday, December 13, 2007

For the last eight years of Vladimir Putin's presidency, friends of mine who either worked for or were simply sympathetic to the Kremlin have argued at various times that Russia was a "managed" democracy, a "sovereign" democracy or an autocracy like China on the long road to democracy via the autocratic-modernizer path...

Analysis and Commentary


by David Sattervia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Russian President Vladimir Putin put an end to endless speculation Monday and tapped Dmitry Medvedev, a first deputy prime minister, to succeed him...

Analysis and Commentary

The myth of Putin's success

by Michael McFaulvia International Herald Tribune
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Vladimir Putin's designation of Dmitri Medvedev as his preferred successor should be more than enough for Medvedev to win the March presidential election in Russia by a landslide...

Analysis and Commentary

This treaty is a mess, but it will free Europe to do more important things

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, December 13, 2007

When the leaders of the European Union (except for the curmudgeonly latecomer Gordon Brown) gather this morning at Lisbon's Jerónimos monastery, to sign what was once intended to be a European constitution, they will be congregating in a glorious building in Portugal's distinctive Manueline style, they will be welcomed by a prime minister called Socrates, and they will be endorsing a dog's dinner...

In the News

Intro to the wonderful world of Austrian economics

by Russ Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The latest EconTalk features Pete Boettke talking about what makes Austrian economics both different and useful...

In the News

When an Ex-K.G.B. Man Says They’re Out to Get Him..

with Michael McFaulvia New York Times
Monday, December 10, 2007

I called Alexander Litvinenko in London to ask him about poison and the K.G.B., and he was glad to oblige...

In the News

Boettke on Austrian Economics

by Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, December 10, 2007

Pete Boettke, of George Mason University, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the origins and tenets of Austrian economics...

In the News

Hold fast to Union that makes Britain great

with Niall Fergusonvia Telegraph
Sunday, December 9, 2007

With what special genius, what incredible insights, were our forefathers imbued when they created the Union, and forged out of these rain-swept islands 22 miles off the European Continental littoral a single nation state that came so profoundly to change the world?

Analysis and Commentary

The best answer for Kosovo is EU membership - and for Serbia too

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Some time in the next decade, two European countries will become members of the European Union...

In the News

Ukraine without Viktor Yushchenko: a counterfactual history, or ‘What if?’

with Niall Fergusonvia Kyiv Post (Ukraine)
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

President Viktor Yushchenko’s poll ratings are far from stellar...