International Affairs

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US presidential campaign: implications of Romney’s early win

US presidential campaign: implications of Romney’s early win

Obama now faces a candidate who wants to undo almost everything he has championed.…

Why the Buba wants to exit

Why the Buba wants to exit

The ECB’s non-standard monetary policy measures were taken to deal with problems in the financial sector and not to extend monetary policy easing beyond interest rate cuts.…

«The FBI’s Most Valued Secret Agents of the Cold War»

«The FBI’s Most Valued Secret Agents of the Cold War»

The SOLO records are an extraordinary new contribution to the history of the FBI and American intelligence.…

The Zelikow Memo: Internal Critique of Bush Torture Memos Declassified

The Zelikow Memo: Internal Critique of Bush Torture Memos Declassified

Document sheds light on disputes over treatment of detainees.…

Reagan On The Falkland/Malvinas: «Give Maggie enough to carry on…»

Reagan On The Falkland/Malvinas: «Give Maggie enough to carry on…»

New U.S. Documents Show Washington Sided with British in Early April 1982 While Publicly Declaring Neutrality.…

The Pursuit of Justice in Guatemala

The Pursuit of Justice in Guatemala

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the coup that propelled General Efraín Ríos Montt to power and launched the most violent period of the 36-year internal armed conflict in Guatemala.…

The 3 A.M. Phone Call

The 3 A.M. Phone Call

False Warnings of Soviet Missile Attacks during 1979-80 Led to Alert Actions for U.S. Strategic Forces.…

The ability to achieve political reforms in the eurozone

The ability to achieve political reforms in the eurozone

The high levels of debt and the lack of competitiveness in some southern European states are partly due to inefficient structures of government operation and public administration. Structural improvements in these areas are essential for political reforms and economic stability. Temporary “technocratic” governments in some countries could represent an intermediate stage. The principle which should apply is that it is not necessarily less state intervention that helps to solve problems but more efficient administrative structures. Europe can only remain united in diversity in the long term if the ability to achieve political reforms is guaranteed.…

Greek Creditors Don’t Get the Courtesy of a Reach-Around

Greek Creditors Don’t Get the Courtesy of a Reach-Around

Only in Greece, can you wipe out €100 billion of debt, and have the new debt that replaces it trade at 20% of face value...…

MMT as an ECB Alternative

MMT as an ECB Alternative

2,181 Italians pack a Sports Arena to learn Modern Monetary Theory…

«The EU is proving that it works for private banks, but not for its citizens»

«The EU is proving that it works for private banks, but not for its citizens»

The Greek crisis is being used to find out how far finance can drive down wages and privatize the public sector.…

«Sustainability is the key to protecting natural, cultural and historical assets» – Taleb Rifai

«Sustainability is the key to protecting natural, cultural and historical assets» – Taleb Rifai

Interview with Taleb D. Rifai, Secretary-General of the United Nations' World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).…

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