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Left’s labor lost: Why Europe’s social democrats are on the ropes

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

It’s hard to overstate the mess that European left-wing politics is in.

Iran and its Arab neighbors must talk, they can start with nuclear safety

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Iran could demonstrate goodwill by inviting its neighbors to joint safety reviews of its nuclear facilities.

Iron curtains: The world’s new dividing lines no better than the old

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Recycling the “iron curtain” metaphor today will only play into the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin and EU-skeptical extreme-right parties that seek to weaken Europe from within.

Putin ties Ukraine’s government to neo-Nazis. A new law seems to back him up.

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

In addition to the moral problem of forbidding the criticism of Holocaust perpetrators, the law hinders Ukraine’s European ambitions -- and validates Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claims that the country is overrun by neo-Nazis...

Just how special is the U.S.-Britain ‘special relationship’?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Britain possesses the fifth-largest economy in the world with Scotland. It would remain the fifth largest without it.

‘Yemen has a lot of bad actors’: Iran and Saudi Arabia face lesson on limits of power

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

For Riyadh and Tehran, the painfully complex conflict in Yemen may become a teachable moment about the limits of power.

How durable are China-Russia relations?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Though they share key economic interests and oppose what they say is a U.S.-dominated world order, the two nations’ relationship over time promises to be rocky.

Rob Cox: Parsing the short life of Dave Goldberg

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The untimely death of the CEO of startup SurveyMonkey sparked an unusual outpouring of emotion from Silicon Valley. His age and marital affiliation can only explain part of the response. The worrisome message is that nice guys really are too rare a breed in the tech ecosystem.

Snubbed by Saudi Arabia, what can Obama salvage from Arab summit?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The Saudi snub in particular reflects the concern, among America’s Sunni Arab allies, that the United States isn’t taking a hard enough stance toward Iran and its proxies.

Why steering clear of the Middle East is a terrible idea

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Much as the United States may like to, staying out the Middle East just isn’t an option -- not if security is a priority.

Why NSA surveillance is worse than you’ve ever imagined

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

There is a sort of acceptance of highly intrusive surveillance as the new normal.

Iran nuclear deal could mean 1 million more barrels of oil a day

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Iran would likely accept lower oil prices in return for badly needed revenues and as a means to rebuild its share of the global oil market.

Greece seemingly has no Plan A or Plan B on debt

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

It owes around 324 billion euros. The government doesn’t seem to have a credible plan for reaching agreement with its creditors. Nor does it appear to have thought out how to default while containing the collateral damage.

North Korea could double its number of nuclear warheads by next year

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

While the world focused its attention this spring on mitigating the potential nuclear threat from Iran, North Korean advances in building its nuclear weapons arsenal have finally made even the Chinese anxious.

Moscow uses tanks, Berlin words in World War Two commemorations

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

“We have a big army. There’s enough for everybody,” an off-screen male voice said mockingly on Russian TV as red arrows on a map shot out from Moscow to Warsaw, Berlin, Helsinki, and Prague.

Ed Miliband’s Obama-inspired rhetoric didn’t play in the UK

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The British Labour Party hired former Obama aide David Axelrod, at a fee reported at just over $450,000, to craft the strategy for leader Ed Miliband, whose party was trounced Thursday night.

David Goldberg, Sheryl Sandberg and how spouses can help women ‘Lean In’

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The advantage of an equal spouse, one who’s committed to advancing both partners’ careers, is that logistics, business trips and emergencies become the problem of both parents.

Why Bernie Sanders may just shake up the 2016 presidential race

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

His candidacy could have a dramatic effect in building an already growing populist movement inside and outside the Democratic Party.

Time to fix U.S. home mortgage financing

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The problem is that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are owned by U.S. taxpayers, who are thus effectively making most of the nation’s mortgage loans.

Why the GOP 2016 race may be all about taking down unions

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

All Americans are freeloading off the few people left paying union dues. The dues of Las Vegas hotel maids pay for labor to defend their wages and also to defend programs like Social Security.

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