The United States government is suffering from a curious learning disability when it comes to Iraq. As it begins the painful process of disengaging from Iraq, the U.S. is at risk of repeating the mistakes it made going into the war.
April 6, 2007 11:19 AM
November 30, 2006 8:46 AM
Washington, DC - Rising instability is good news for the little guy -- and bad for everyone else. New, small players can get unprecedented power, fast.
August 4, 2006 10:00 AM
Washington, DC - As long as U.S. law forbids nearly any interaction with Cuba, America will have no influence there and Hugo Chavez will make sure that Cuba keeps driving the United States mad.
July 28, 2006 7:22 PM
Washington DC - The political problem with trade negotiations is that while the benefits of lowering obstacles are diffuse, the losses are concentrated. The owners and workers of companies that are adversely affected by lower trade barriers are fewer but far more motivated to mobilize than the many consumers who would benefit from greater liberalization.
June 21, 2006 10:00 AM
Washington -- The World Cup illustrates some of the weakening effects of sovereignty. FIFA shows how multilateral organizations like the United Nations are just a mirror of a global village where corruption, greed, patronage and dysfunctional governance are the norm - and how exceptional players like Ronaldinho share important personal traits with leaders like Nelson Mandela.
June 15, 2006 9:00 AM
Washington--A country that is inherently unstable cannot act as a stabilizer for its neighbors. Iran is economically, socially, and politically fragile. While Iran will continue to be an influential actor in specific circumstances, it lacks the internal conditions to make its international influence sustained and stable.