Monthly Archives: January 2016

What’s Our Duty to the People Globalization Leaves Behind…. nytimes.com|By Steven Rattner

This is one of the most important new pieces of information I’ve learned in a long time. Here is Steve Rattner explaining globalization’s downside. “A FEW days ago, I visited the shiny headquarters of the Peterson Institute for International Economics … Continue reading

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Malaysia Closes Investigation Into Prime Minister Najib Razak’s Funds – The New York Times

BANGKOK — Malaysia’s attorney general said on Tuesday that he had closed an investigation into transfers of hundreds of millions of dollars into Prime Minister Najib Razak’s personal bank accounts because no laws had been broken. Source: Malaysia Closes Investigation … Continue reading

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Diplomacy and Sanctions, Yes. Left Unspoken on Iran? Sabotage. – The New York Times

“WASHINGTON — President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have a simple explanation for their surprising success in getting Iran to dismantle much of its nuclear infrastructure, ship out 98 percent of its nuclear fuel and release five American … Continue reading

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Iran Opens for Business – Roger Cohen,The New York Times

“Some people cannot stand good news. It troubles their fixed view of the world. These would include Senator Marco Rubio, the Republican presidential candidate, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, who were cast into a huff by the confirmed … Continue reading

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In Myanmar, a Wife’s Wrenching Decision – Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times

“SITTWE, Myanmar — How much should you sacrifice to save your husband’s life?And how much hardship do you inflict on your son to rescue your husband?Those are the questions Jano Begum faced. Jano, 22, and her husband, Robi Alom, 30, … Continue reading

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The Limits of American Realism – Roger Cohen, The New York Times

“Is realism really, really what America wants as the cornerstone of its foreign policy?Stephen M. Walt, a professor of international affairs at Harvard University, has an eloquent ode to realism in Foreign Policy magazine. He argues that, with realism as … Continue reading

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