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March 26, 2014 at 10:37 AM

The G-8 minus 1 — does it matter?

The G-8, which just suspended Russia, was intended to be a forum for the world’s leading industrialized nations. Its origins were in the turbulent 1970s, the decade of oil shocks and stagflagion. The United States teamed up with Britain, Germany and France, then added Japan, Italy and Canada. In 1998, Russia formally joined and the…


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March 4, 2014 at 10:04 AM

The economic stakes in Ukraine

How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a far away country between people of whom we know nothing. — Neville Chamberlain Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out. They leave the West behind — The Beatles Here are five things to…


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