A truck driver stands in front of trucks at a parking lot, as he arrives for a protest against a new fee, in the Moscow region, Russia, December 3, 2015.
Keep on Trucking
Are Truckers Ushering in a Russian Spring?
 
By Maria J. Stephan and William B. Taylor
 
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Ben Bernanke smiles as he testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington, July 2013. Bernanke and his colleagues at the Fed pursued the right policies in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
 
Big Ben
 
Bernanke, the Fed, and the Real Lessons of the Crisis
 
By Adam S. Posen
 
View of Mogadishu fishing harbour from the Aruba Hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu,  August 6, 2012.
 
The Softer Side of Jihad
 
To Win Westerners, Al Shabab Goes on Safari
 
By Joshua Meservey
 
 
A man inspects a site that contained a drinking water well, damaged by what activists said was an airstrike carried out by the Russian air force, in the rebel-controlled area of Al Ghariya village, Syria, November 12, 2015.
 
Saudi Arabia's Plan in Syria
 
And Whether It Can Succeed
 
By Bilal Y. Saab
 
 
 
 
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Brazil's Antipoverty Breakthrough
 
Brazil’s Bolsa Familia program shows that even a relatively poor developing country with eye-popping inequality can make major progress in reducing the gap between its rich and poor—if determined leaders combine smart policy with smart politics. Here’s how they did it.
 
By Jonathan Tepperman
 
 
 
The Right Path to a Syrian Accord
 
To develop a political settlement to stop the fighting between the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Syria's many rebel groups, negotiators must first build up trust between the warring sides.
 
By Kenneth Roth
 
 
 
Inequality and Modernization
 
Today the conflict over inequality is no longer between the working class and the middle class; it is between a tiny elite and the great majority of citizens. The crucial questions for future politics in the developed world will be how and when that majority develops a sense of common interest. 
 
By Ronald Inglehart
 
 
 
Little England No More?
 
The United Kingdom's allies greeted Parliament's decision to engage in airstrikes in Syria with relief—the vote appeared to reverse the nation's inexorable retreat from the world stage. But how lasting British reengagement with the world beyond its shores will prove to be still remains to be seen.  
 
By Anand Menon
 
 
 
Algeria's Next Succession
 
This is not a happy period in Algerian politics. The next few years may test Algeria’s political health, but there are signs that the nation can weather a period of uncertainty. 
 
By Vish Sakthivel
 
 
 
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