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Resolving Shia, Sunni, and Kurdish Claims Over Oil Revenue in Iraq

by Alvin Rabushka
Friday, September 21, 2007

The United States, with support from the United Kingdom, invaded Iraq on March 19, 2003. The forces of Saddam Hussein were routed in a brilliant military campaign that lasted three short weeks. Toppling Saddam’s statue in central Baghdad, followed by President Bush’s talking about the “end of major combat operations when he landed on the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln on May 1, 2003, laid the foundation for a new Iraq, hopefully democratic, pro-Western, and an ally against al-Qaeda and other radical Islamic forces in the Middle East.

An Accidental Illiberal Recovery: Russia, 1999–2005

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushkavia Analysis
Tuesday, January 10, 2006

This is a story of an accidental series of policy decisions with enormous consequences.

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China vs. Russia: Wealth Creation vs. Poverty Reduction

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushkavia
Monday, April 25, 2005

The 2005 press release of the World Trade Organization (WTO) highlights the new role China is playing in the world.

Figure 1. China: Non-performing loans, 2001-2004

China's Economic Policy is Systemic

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushka
Thursday, February 24, 2005

A terse announcement in China Daily on February 24, 2005, deserves a brief note.

G-8. Russia or China?

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstam
Thursday, June 10, 2004

With the official addition of Russia in 1998, the G-7 group of nations—the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, and Canada—formally became the G-8.

Fixing China's Banks, Not Russia's

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushka
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what about two pictures?

New Data Confirms the Basic Relationships in the Russian Economy: Ten Years of the New Economic System Revisited

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushka
Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Recent official Russia data indicate that in 2001 Russian gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 5 percent.

Russia's Fiscal Pattern Redux: Testing an Old Hypothesis with the New Data

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushka
Wednesday, January 9, 2002

Several episodes at the end of fiscal year 2001 illustrate the systemic features of Russia’s post-Communist economy.

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Bush and Putin at the Ranch

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushka
Monday, November 12, 2001

Terrorism has replaced economic and other issues as the top agenda item for the meeting between presidents Bush and Putin at the ranch.

A Russian Revival?

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushka
Saturday, October 13, 2001

The lead editorial in the November 12, 2001, issue of The Wall Street Journal is entitled "A Russian Revival."