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[Li Qinggong] Politics behind attacks on Libya

U.S., British and French forces began their military strikes against Libya on Saturday (March 19) in an operation the United States has codenamed Operation Odyssey Dawn. The military action followed...

Updated : 2011.03.25 18:58

[Mohamed A. El-Erian] erstanding Japan’s crisis from economic standpoints

NEWPORT BEACH ― As we all struggle to comprehend the economic and financial impact of Japan’s calamity, it is tempting to seek historical analogies for guidance. Indeed, many have been quick to cit...

Updated : 2011.03.25 18:57

Put an end to the absurd budget farce

Last week, Congress passed yet another stopgap measure funding the U.S. government through April 8, but lawmakers still can’t decide on a final budget for the current fiscal year. It was the sixth su...

Updated : 2011.03.24 18:29

[Margaret Carlson] Girl power tests history’s great-man theory

There’s no better way to make the point that President Barack Obama is indecisive, dithering and prone to bow (literally) and scrape (figuratively) to foreigners than with a flood of reports claiming...

Updated : 2011.03.24 18:29

[Robert Shiller] A bubble candidate for next decade

NEW HAVEN ― People frequently ask me, as someone who has written on market speculation, where the next big speculative bubble is likely to be. Will it be in housing again? Will it be in the stock ma...

Updated : 2011.03.24 18:28

[Roger Bilham] Japan’s megaquake is template for U.S. west coast

As the world’s attention remains fixed on Japan’s crippled nuclear reactors, scientists are beginning to understand the details of the megaquake that brought so much ruin to Japan, saying it’s probab...

Updated : 2011.03.24 18:27

[William Pesek] Buffett ‘buying opportunity’ meets next big one

The Z/Yen Group just published its annual Global Financial Centers Index and Tokyo is tied with Shanghai for fifth place. If the survey were retaken today, what might happen to Tokyo’s standing? Wha...

Updated : 2011.03.24 18:26

[Sanjeev Sanyal] Human cost of indifference to genocide

NEW DELHI ― It is exactly 40 years since the Pakistani military regime of Yahya Khan initiated “Operation Searchlight” in March 1971. That military expedition was but the latest in a series of pog...

Updated : 2011.03.24 18:26

Convey a positive vision for Latin America

President Obama’s first extended tour through Latin America comes not a moment too soon. There’s nothing like a personal visit by the president to showcase U.S.-Latin American relations and disarm cr...

Updated : 2011.03.23 18:42

‘Arab spring’ spreads from county to country

Far from the perils of Japan, the world’s attention also focuses on Libya. There U.S. and allied warplanes and cruise missiles aim to force dictator Moammar Gadhafi from power, or at least help antig...

Updated : 2011.03.23 18:42

[Edward N. Luttwak] Libya: It’s not our fight

Once again the United States is bombing a Muslim country to liberate its people from their own sanguinary rulers. Once again we are told that innocent civilians are being massacred and that the Unite...

Updated : 2011.03.23 18:41

[David Ignatius] An allied intervention in Libya

WASHINGTON ― Many Americans ― and Arabs, too, for that matter ― have a visceral sense that if there’s a war in the Middle East, the United States must be in the vanguard. I’m glad that’s not th...

Updated : 2011.03.23 18:39

[Mycle Schneider] Nuclear fallout comes with aura of arrogance

Some people just shouldn’t be in charge of high-risk nuclear facilities. As far back as 2005, I warned Eisaku Sato, governor of Fukushima at the time, about the dangers of letting spent fuel accumul...

Updated : 2011.03.23 18:37

[Amity Shlaes] Harvard is just worth mom’s party chatter

Anxious families awaiting April college admission news are living their own March Madness. Their insanity is captured in Andrew Ferguson’s new book, “Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His K...

Updated : 2011.03.23 18:36

[Dominique Moisi] Sarkozy does right by going to war

PARIS ― In 2003, France, under President Jacques Chirac, took the lead in opposing America’s planned invasion of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin’s flamboyant ...

Updated : 2011.03.23 18:36