Barry Wood

Barry D. Wood is a Washington writer and broadcaster. His new book is Exploring New Europe, a Bicycle Journey. His twitter handle is @econbarry

Hungary’s Viktor Orban: Europe’s Flame Thrower

How Viktor Orban rides the populist wave against Muslim “invaders.”

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After Mugabe: Zimbabweans Hope for a Better Life

Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe could use its bountiful natural resources to usher in a new era.

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Wolfgang Schäuble: Unwavering European

To manage Europe’s future, the outgoing German finance minister argues “First comes risk reduction — and only then risk sharing.”

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The Real Reason Why Eastern Europe Wants No Refugees

Despite shrinking populations, Eastern European countries are worried that taking in refugees is socially disruptive while providing no benefit in closing the income gap with Western Europe.

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South Africa: Democracy at Risk

South Africa’s President treats his country as his own personal fiefdom and that of his cronies

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Zimbabwe: Blundering Toward Disaster

Zimbabwe faces a financial Armageddon that could turn it into another Somalia.

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How Sgt. Pepper Arrived in Yugoslavia

Communist censorship kept Sgt. Pepper away from the ears of people behind the iron curtain.

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Warren Buffett’s Reflections on Delivering Papers

Wartime Washington, DC, taught Buffet hard work and reliability

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Thessaloniki: Heart of Macedonia

Why a silly naming dispute in the Balkans should not be allowed to fester.

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Tendai Biti: A Brave Reformer in Mugabe's Zimbabwe

How can a politician bring about effective reforms while sharing power with Robert Mugabe?

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