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Noah Smith might be right that neoliberal reforms could rescue Japan's economy. But he's wrong about Abe's ability to try them.
Critics of international law sometimes claim it undermines democratic sovereignty. In reality, they are the ones ignoring constitutional history.
The CEO of Fairtrade International responds to criticism that the fair trade movement has done too little to help the poor.
In their article, O’Hanlon and Riedel urge the United States to rely less on aircraft carriers stationed in the Persian Gulf and more on forces housed in bases in Gulf Cooperation Council nations. Here's why that would exacerbate problems for the United States in the region.
Jamal contends that, if Washington hopes to more effectively engage with the Arab world, then it should take into account Arab popular opinions. I happen to agree. But unfortunately, nothing in her recent book provides support for this recommendation.
Citizens across the Middle East recognize that there is much to gain from closer ties with the United States. A carefully designed U.S. foreign policy should incorporate, rather than alienate, them.
Given that there are few appealing policy options for Syria, it might be tempting to downplay Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons and brush aside earlier rhetoric about red lines. But that would be a mistake: chemical weapons can kill thousands in a single day, their use becomes a national trauma, and their debilitating effects linger for decades.
For the U.S. economy to reach its full potential, argues Edward Conard, Washington should decrease federal spending and ease government regulation. Fareed Zakaria demurs, contending that structural reform and government investment are what the U.S. economy needs most.
Jonathan Caverly and Ethan Kapstein maintained that the United States’ domination of the global arms market is disappearing and that as a consequence, Washington is squandering an array of economic and political benefits. Critics dispute the point; Caverley and Kapstein respond.
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