Demonstrators protest near the prime minister's office in Amman, Jordan, on June 6. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

Jordan’s Protests Are a Ritual, Not a Revolution

By trading geopolitical importance for aid and showing restraint when unrest erupts, the kingdom has managed to remain stable for decades.

French President Fran?ois Mitterrand gives a press conference, on May 5, 1983 at China's Great Hall of the People, in Beijing during his official visit in China.        (Photo credit should read GABRIEL DUVAL/AFP/Getty Images)

How French Socialism Built — and Destroyed — the European Union

The road to hell was paved with the good intentions of François Mitterrand.

People hold placards reading "No" during a demonstration in support of Greece, in Madrid on July 5, 2015. Today, nearly 10 million Greek voters take to the ballot booths to vote 'Yes' or 'No' in a referendum asking if they accept more austerity measures in return for bailout funds. The referendum on a deal with European governments, the European Union (EU) and International Monetary Fund (IMF), was called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on the night of June 26-27.   AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO        (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

The IMF Confronts Its N-Word

The International Monetary Fund admits that it’s time to discard some of the old neoliberal dogmas.


The Bailout Kiss of Death

Can Alexis Tsipras survive bending to the will of Greece’s creditors?


Syriza Rolls the Dice

Greece's new government rolled out its audacious plan to drag the country out of austerity. It might be in for a rude awakening.


Time to Put Up or Shut Up?

Maybe the new Greek leaders are ready to temper the campaign rhetoric and deal with Greece’s economy. Unlikely.

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