International

11/20/2014 - 2:53pm

    David Cameron's gamble in promising Britain a stay-or-go referendum on membership of the European Union is growing more hazardous. Britain's prime minister wants the country to stay in the EU, but not on the existing terms. He'd like to renegotiate the contract and then recommend the new deal...

11/13/2014 - 3:11pm

    The Bank of Japan, this country's equivalent of the Federal Reserve, has lately been making a big effort to end deflation, which has afflicted Japan's economy for almost two decades. At first its efforts - which involve printing a lot of money and,...

11/06/2014 - 6:01pm

    The Islamic State has accompanied its brutal takeover of large swaths of Iraq and Syria with the kidnapping and beheading of journalists. Any Western journalists who would dare to venture into Islamic State territory today would be risking their lives every...

11/06/2014 - 5:52pm

    For almost two decades, Japan has been held up as a cautionary tale, an object lesson on how not to run an advanced economy. After all, the island nation is the rising superpower that stumbled. One day, it seemed, it was on the road to high-tech domination...

11/06/2014 - 5:20pm

    In May, I visited Vietnam and met with university students. After a week of being love-bombed by Vietnamese, who told me how much they admire America, want to work or study there and have friends and family living there, I couldn't help but ask myself...

10/30/2014 - 2:29pm

    When Secretary of State John Kerry began his high-energy effort to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace, I argued that it was the last train for a two-state solution. If it didn't work, it would mean that the top-down, diplomatically constructed two-state...

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