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May 17, 2016

Cuba
Cuba: the "Law Enforcement Dialogue" and the Cop Murderer

The United States and Cuba are about to enter a series of "dialogues" including one about law enforcement. Here is what Reuters reported:   Cuba and the United States aim to reach new agreement…

March 17, 2016

Cuba
Senator Menendez Speaks About the Obama Visit to Cuba

On Thursday, Sen. Robert Menendez (D, NJ) delivered a long and heartfelt statement on the floor of the United States Senate about Pres. Obama’s  forthcoming visit to Cuba. The entire text is copied b…

October 16, 2013

United States
NA Energy Boom2 North America’s Energy Boom

The past week, I participated in an IMF panel discussion on the North American energy boom with fellow energy watchers Alejandro Werner, Director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, Alejandro…

January 20, 2016

Mexico
Soda_Tax_3-3-16.jpg Are Soda Taxes an Answer in the Fight Against Obesity? A Progress Report From Mexico

In 2014, Mexico, which has a higher rate of adult obesity than the United States, became one of the first countries to implement a nationwide soda tax. Dr. Juan Rivera of the National Institutes of P…

July 30, 2014

Austria
Black Tom Explosion TWE Remembers: The Black Tom Explosion

The explosion at the Black Tom munitions depot in Jersey City, New Jersey at 2:08 a.m. on Sunday, July 30, 1916 was massive. It generated shockwaves equivalent to a 5.5 magnitude earthquake, blowing …

April 22, 2008

China
Nationalism in China

Nationalism in China, surging amid protests over Beijing’s rule in Tibet, increasingly fills the role Maoism played before China embraced capitalism.

September 24, 2010

Economic Crises
Eurozone Crisis as Historical Legacy

This essay examines the historical roots of the eurozone crisis, tracing the roots of ongoing political and economic problems back to agreements that were made around German reunification in 1989. …