Tag Archives: Europe

China: The Winner of the Eurozone Crisis?

Manassinee Moottatarn CMC’13 The eurozone is in a bind. First EU leaders prohibited sovereign defaults, harming Greece’s liquidity flow. Now, euro-zone exits are possible, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy allowing Greece to return to the … Continue reading

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Stabilizing the Bear: Can Putin do it again?

In Russia, stability is often valued high above comparatively trivial things, such as democracy or freedom. This perhaps explains why around half of Russians consider the despot Josef Stalin a positive influence on Russian history. He may have been a … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment, or Moscow Martyr?

On Tuesday Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former oil tycoon, saw his case rejected before the European Court of Human Rights. Mr. Khodorkovsky argued before the Strasbourg tribunal that the charges of financial wrongdoing brought against him in Russia are politically-motivated as he … Continue reading

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The Deafening Silence and Bahrain

While NATO troops are engaged in Libya and news outlets report on the unrest developing in Syria and elsewhere, one of the most severe opposition crackdowns which has thus far occurred in the Arab Spring in underway in Bahrain.  While … Continue reading

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Role Reversal

There’s surely a lot to be learned about what’s going on in Libya right now, but it is far too early to know what the conflict’s legacy will hold.  That doesn’t mean we can’t speculate, though… There’s been a bit … Continue reading

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