December 17, 2015
Keep on Trucking
Are Truckers Ushering in a Russian Spring?
By Maria J. Stephan and William B. Taylor
Bernanke, the Fed, and the Real Lessons of the Crisis
By Adam S. Posen
The Softer Side of Jihad
To Win Westerners, Al Shabab Goes on Safari
By Joshua Meservey
Saudi Arabia's Plan in Syria
And Whether It Can Succeed
By Bilal Y. Saab
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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