Tag Archives: Special Series

The Need for Hard Diplomacy

The need for professional diplomacy has never been greater, even in an era of softer “cultural diplomacy.”

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Soft Power Doesn’t Exist

A decade after “soft power” came to the fore, it is time to assess its effectiveness.

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America’s $10 Billion Club

How many of the top 500 U.S. companies generated $10 billion or more in profits in 2012?

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The Old King is Dead. Long Live the King!

It’s time to realize that focusing on the horse race aspect of American presidential politics is precluding actual governance.

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East China Sea Dispute = End of East Asian Miracle?

Could a financial shock lead the way to a peaceful solution?

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The Day That Lives in Infamy: Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

How did oil catalyze the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?

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The U.S. Abandons the World’s Poor at the WTO

Does allowing India and other poor countries to help farmers and consumers really distort global markets?

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Netherlands: Another Spain in the Making?

It is not only countries in Europe’s southern periphery that mismanage their national economies.

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Italy: Lawyers Numerous, Justice Scarce

Italy has four times more layers than France, despite its similar size.

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Living Where You Don’t Make the Rules (Part III)

Getting Along Globally: A Practical Guide.

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