Why Europe Can’t Lose the IMF

By Terence Roth Wednesday, 25 May 2011 THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Will Greece default? Does Spain face a popular revolt? Can Irish banks hold on? Little wonder that Europe is clinging to its monopoly on seating the head of the International Monetary Fund. For any number of contingencies, Europeans will need all the friends they […]

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Running Against Europe?

by Sean Mulvaney Wednesday, 27 October 2010 THE GERMAN MARSHALL FUND WASHINGTON — Next Tuesday’s U.S. midterm election is shaping into a debate about the role of government.  Age-old differences on the role of the market and the size of government are being used to score political points.  Candidates, most of them Republican, are making […]

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For Pakistan, the West Remains a Scapegoat

by Dhruva Jaishankar Wednesday, 6 October 2010 THE GERMAN MARSHALL FUND WASHINGTON — In recent days, the world’s attention has turned once again to the terrorist threat emanating from Pakistan. Last week, the American and British governments issued heightened travel alerts for continental Europe following revelations of an extremist plot hatched in Waziristan. The operationalization of […]

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Rebuilding Central Europe

By Kurt Volker Friday, 8 October 2010 THE WASHINGTON TIMES Political relationships still have time to cement. Central Europeans are known for their persistent pessimism. An old Hungarian joke sums it up well: “We know that next year is going to be an average year – because it’s going to be worse than this year, […]

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