Trump, Israel and the Palestinians

Trump’s “deal of the century” for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict may well put an end to any prospect of a two-state solution.

Read more »

12 Rules for How Not to Negotiate a Successful Brexit

Why the UK’s Brexit strategy is such a terrible failure diplomatically.

Read more »

The Dangers of US Style Financial Engineering

Financial engineering has paid much better dividends for corporations than actual engineering. For the health especially of the U.S. economy, this needs to be reversed.

Read more »

EU Summit: Too Early for a Brexit Deal

UK politicians should not overrate the current attempt by the EU27 to be nice to Theresa May.

Read more »

Paul Manafort’s Europe Connection

Former European leaders took secret cash for their engagement in Ukraine. Will that have consequences?

Read more »

“Cool” Germany, Really?

The Economist’s recent feature on today’s Germany as a model for all of Europe was fake news. The signs of crisis – mainly a widespread complacency – are already visible in financial markets.

Read more »

The Europeanization of the Anti-Europeans

The big prize being eyed by the anti-European and xenophobic parties are the elections to the European Parliament next May.

Read more »

UK: Slave to Europe?

With Brexit, the British government remains depressingly out of touch with the world.

Read more »

The Supreme Court of India Has Decriminalized Homosexuality

For 157 years, Indians have lived under a tyrannical colonial law that was contrary to our country’s ancient spirit.

Read more »

Minimum Wage Clauses in Trade Agreements: Barking Up the Wrong Tree

It can feel very rewarding emotionally to blame Mexicans (and other foreigners) for one’s economic plight. It is far less satisfying to yell at robots.

Read more »