As experts attempt to heal the fractured global market, a group of new books on the financial crisis is already offering the first draft of history.
Italy is becoming the failed state of Western Europe, but do Italians even care that the mafia is running the show?
Why is democracy failing even as elections proliferate? A thought experiment sheds new light on why aging autocrats remain so hard to dislodge.
The collapse of Soviet communism never relegated Marx's ideas to the dustbin of history.
Former National Security Council staffer Peter Feaver argues that Niall Ferguson's "axis of upheaval" won't replace the old "axis of evil" any time soon.
Economic historian Harold James says Moisés Naím is too optimistic about the future of globalization, while Karl Moore and David Lewis argue that global trade is nothing new.
Winberg Chai feels that Chinese Communist Party politics are not quite as simple as Cheng Li would have us believe.
For three decades, David Ignatius has talked to all camps in the fractious Middle East. Then came Davos, and an effort to "moderate" a conversation between irreconcilable sides on the Gaza war. The center not only cannot hold, he concludes -- it no longer exists.
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