- Blogging is back!
- Blogging will return
- Blowing Bubbles
- When did the US stop thinking big? Look at EDUCATION!
- War — what is it good for?
- Why we mess up
- Is Terror back?
- Tragedy in Boston
- In Surprise, Recovery in China Loses Steam
- Confused about North Korea? — Think Syria
- Told you so
- From Russia, with thought
- Relentless optimism?
- A Haircut in Cyprus
- Wealth and Social Justice
Monthly Archives: November 2012
America has a wonderful democratic constitution. But it’s not working anymore, at least not the way it was designed to. The Senate was intended to give each state an equal weight in deliberations, to ensure that a majority did not … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, when writing an essay on the trajectories of the Arab revolts for a book chapter to appear in 2013, I wrote the following: “ [In Egypt] The level of broader education and civil society organization is … Continue reading
Today on Thanksgiving we have some things to be thankful for. The cease-fire in Gaza is holding (so far). This is important not only to stop the killing, but also because it represents a breakthrough in the relationship between President … Continue reading
It was inevitable that a new conflict would emerge in Palestine. The Arab Spring emboldened those who thought Egypt might be more supportive of pressure on Israel. The heroism of Syria encouraged those seeking to challenge a powerful foe. And … Continue reading
As President Obama wrestles with the fiscal cliff, and Europe seems to be falling over its own precipice, it is useful to think again about the fundamentals of GROWTH, as growth is the only path out of our debt and … Continue reading
Over the past few months, I have been traveling to the BRIC countries, trying to understand their role in the world economy (Turkey will be next month). Here are my thoughts (this from an essay published in e-International Relations this month): GLOBALIZATION AND … Continue reading
For a micro-second, there was hope. John Boehner seemed to offer something in the spirit of compromise. More importantly, newly re-elected President Obama had leverage — if the Republicans did not cooperate with him, a massive tax increase would fall … Continue reading
You will see lots of comments on the changing demography of the American electorate. According to the Washington Post Obama bested Romney by 71%-27% among Hispanic voters, a margin that was crucial to his victories in the swing states of … Continue reading
The US election of 2012 was remarkable for its lack of surprises. Obama won basically the same states he won in 2008. His victory was based on overwhelming majorities among minorities and strong leads among women and the young, especially … Continue reading