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The Demise of Anglo-American Economic Leadership

The Demise of Anglo-American Economic Leadership

Since the time of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, countries around the world have followed America and Britain’s economic example – privatizing, de-regulating and opening up their economies to foreign trade and investment, sometimes known as the ‘Anglo-Saxon...
The new Russian–Iranian entente in the Middle East

The new Russian–Iranian entente in the Middle East

The rise of Iranian influence in the Middle East is not only the result of a sustained exploitation of regional instability – largely in Iraq, Syria and Yemen – but also the consequence of a new military entente with Moscow. Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in...
After a Grim 2016, Some Good News for Children

After a Grim 2016, Some Good News for Children

In many parts of the world, 2016 could not have been worse. From the siege of Aleppo in Syria to frightening percentages of children at risk in Yemen, events have reminded us over and over again of how we have failed them. Yet amidst all the grim news, 2016 also...