Monthly Archives: December 2011

Arab elections — Don’t Panic (yet)

No doubt the most difficult task in the months ahead for Western leaders responding to changes in the Arab world will be to stick to their guns on democracy — that is, to accord elected governments and their leaders all … Continue reading

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Is there a Plan for the Euro?

I have been saying in this blog that what the Eurozone needs is an agreement to turn the ECB loose to print Euros (e.g. Germany gives its approval) in exchange for Eurozone countries accepting oversight from a regional fiscal authority. … Continue reading

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Update on Egypt, Syria, and Turkey

Egypt’s elections seem to have come off with much less violence than feared.  But talk of boycott by liberal groups was unnerving, and it will be tense when results are announced to see if they are accepted by all major parts … Continue reading

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Oops, Iran did it again

Those who said Iran would never do anything so irrational as to contract for the assassination of a Saudi ambassador in Washington now must realize that Iran has acted with immense foolhardiness in tolerating a public attack on the British … Continue reading

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