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- The Gaza TrapIsrael is devoid of a convincing strategy. What it has is a series of improvisations aimed at securing the nation’s physical survival on as much land as the international community might allow.
- The Non-Eclipse of AmericaThe creation of a new international development bank by Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – the so-called BRICS – is just the latest challenge to America’s global leadership. But, from an international business perspective, the US remains in a strong position.
- China’s Subprime RisksChinese financial institutions' rapidly expanding balance sheets – which grew by 92% from 2007 to 2011, alongside 78% nominal GDP growth – has fueled predictions that the country will soon experience its own subprime meltdown. Is there any merit to such forecasts?
- The Trauma of France’s JewsIn the aftermath of recent attacks on synagogues in France, British and American media reports made comparisons to the Nazi era, with some even referring to a French Kristallnacht. Such hyperbole must be firmly rejected, for it offends the memory of those who suffered at the hands of the collaborationist Vichy regime.