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Analysis and Commentary

The New New World

by Josef Joffevia New York Times
Sunday, May 11, 2008

Every 20 years or so, the end of America is nigh - ever since the 18th century when, in France, the Comte de Buffon fingered the country as a den of degeneracy while Abbé Raynal slammed its cultural poverty: America had not yet produced "one good poet, one able mathematician, one man of genius."...

In the News

Fareed Zakaria Is So Po-Am

with Niall Fergusonvia Bostonist
Friday, May 9, 2008

Fareed Zakaria’s new book, The Post-American World, deals with “the rise of the rest,” the great successes that traditionally poorer and less powerful nations (particularly India and China) have achieved in the past few decades...

In the News

Learning from Russia's Mistakes in Afghanistan

with Paul R. Gregoryvia Globalist
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

During a nine-year war, 620,000 Soviet troops served in Afghanistan...

Analysis and Commentary

Israel at 60: World's worst neighbourhood

by Daniel Pipesvia National Post (Canada)
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Two religiously identified new states emerged from the shards of the British empire in the aftermath of the Second World War...

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Tales from the Secret Soviet Archives

with Paul R. Gregoryvia Globalist
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

On Christmas Day 1979, U.S. intelligence detected waves of Soviet military aircraft flying into Afghanistan...

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Brazil Government To Auction Rice in An Attempt To Stabilise The Price

with Gary S. Beckervia Brazil Economy Watch (Blog)
Monday, May 5, 2008

Brazil's state-owned National Supplies Co. will auction 55,000 metric tons of rice today, the country's ministry of agriculture said yesterday...

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Farm Subsidies and Farm Taxes

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, May 4, 2008

Posner presents evidence on the sizable subsidies received by American farmers from the federal government of the United States...

Analysis and Commentary

Here's How America Looks to the World

by Josef Joffevia Washington Post
Sunday, May 4, 2008

Some years ago, I received a terror threat...

Analysis and Commentary

After America: Fareed Zakaria's 'Post-American World'

by Peter Berkowitzvia New York Sun
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

In recent years, a series of startling global developments has provoked a new round of thinking among students of international affairs about the international order and America's place in it...

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Kissinger on War & More: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Kissinger says the rise of India and China is an immensely significant event...