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Why Renzi Really Failed

Italy keeps investing itself in false hopes. No one person can provide magic fixes.

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Italy: The (In)Consequential Beppe Grillo

The message remains the same: Just blame Europe.

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Boehner’s Berlusconi Moment

Will it take the United States 20 years to rid itself of Tea Party obstructionism?

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Pope Francis: A Martin Luther in the Making?

Is Jorge Bergoglio up to the task of reforming the Catholic Church without breaking it apart? Governance reforms are centuries overdue.

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Italy’s Fateful Choice

Is Italy in danger of finding itself outside the umbrella of nations Germany and its partners are willing to support?

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France’s Epoch-Making Choice

Will Francois Hollande choose to make France like Germany or to make France like Italy?

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Russia alla Puttanesca

Where does Russia find itself in the world of today? What’s the real balance sheet of the Putin era to date?

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Turning Toward Asia? A Reality Check for Hillary Clinton

Is boastful U.S. rhetoric indicative of a desire to cling to a world that is no longer in reach?

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What Chile’s Student Protests Can Teach the United States

Will U.S. students take a page from their Chilean brethren and protest the high cost of college education?

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Message to All: End the Global Economic Blame Game

Why is blame-shifting far from the ideal response for a world that finds itself in considerable trouble?

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