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August 7, 2013

Japan
Japan Boosts the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Japan’s decision to participate in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations has made the trade agreement "almost irresistible" and poised for expansion, says expert Mireya Solís.

July 12, 2012

Europe and Eurasia
Can Banking Plan Aid Eurozone?

A proposed centralized banking supervisor could help stabilize Europe’s struggling banks and increase vital capital flows within the euro area, says expert Domenico Lombardi.

December 9, 2008

Democracy
Despite Security Improvements, Iraq Remains ’Very Troubled Country’

Kenneth M. Pollack of the Brookings Institution says that he is concerned that the U.S. and political establishment" increasingly feels that Iraq is heading toward victory" even though "Iraq still is…

October 18, 2011

Democracy
Tymoshenko’s Sentence and Ukraine’s Future

The sentencing of former Ukraine prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko reflects her rivalry with President Viktor Yanukovych and could affect Ukraine’s eurozone bid, says New York Times Moscow bureau chief…

September 1, 2011

United States
How to Invest in U.S. Employment

After a dismal new U.S. labor report, job growth is set to dominate debate in Washington, with anxious global investors watching. Economist Gary Burtless says the best policy formula involves inve…

February 14, 2006

Iraq
Pollack: 2006 ’Make-or-Break’ Year for U.S. in Iraq

Kenneth Pollack of the Brookings Institution outlines a plan to re-shift the U.S. strategy in Iraq as it relates to security, economics, and politics.

February 18, 2011

Iran
Iran’s Protests and Economic Realities

In contrast to other Mideast states, economic pressures are less likely to topple Iran’s regime, says expert Suzanne Maloney. Stronger repressive forces and the impact of international sanctions may …

February 14, 2011

Egypt
Demographics of Arab Protests

Large numbers of unemployed youth have been behind the protests for change in the Middle East. Demographics expert Ragui Assaad says the region must move toward democracy and open economic systems to…

March 30, 2010

International Organizations
Building a Strengthened IMF

Developed countries should embrace a stronger IMF while pressing for more equitable voting rights that would boost the institution’s legitimacy, says former IMF board member Domenico Lombardi.

September 9, 2009

Defense and Security
Afghanistan’s Troop Deficit Problem

As debate over the size and scope of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan intensifies, military strategist Kimberly Kagan says the only way to ensure victory is a better-resourced counterinsurgency campai…