Call it for what it is: an old fashioned party purge. 250,000 communist officials have been caught up so far in a massive effort to impose central control on local officials, with signs now that the purge could be catching Chinese diplomats in its sweep.
Sisi is making progress to improve the Egyptian economy, but even if he can restore order, the fundamentals of the economy are still broken.
Europeans’ confidence in the present and future strength of their economy has tanked, both as a function of the fallout from the crisis in Ukraine and from the news of stagnant Eurozone growth last quarter.
This week, we invite two professors on the show, one to discuss the state of higher education, and the other to outline a controversial strategy for dealing with an ever more pugnacious Putin.
The United States looks ready to surpass Saudi Arabia as the number one producer of liquid petroleum for the first time in some 23 years. Who saw this coming?
After an ISIS ally in Algeria released a video of the beheading of a French national, French Muslims have gone into high gear in condemning ISIS. This is the best way to dissuade those sympathetic to ISIS and to forestall a backlash against ordinary Muslims.
On Sunday, Swiss voters handily rejected a proposal to scrap their private health care system in favor of a single-payer scheme. The defense offered of the current system seems sound in general, though it didn’t take rising costs seriously enough.
Drilling productivity in Texas’s Eagle Ford formation continues to improve, as drillers perfect their techniques and get more oil out of every well.
The President of the regional Catalan government has formally called a regional secession referendum for November. The Spanish government vows to stop the vote from happening, putting the two sides on a potentially explosive collision course.
TAI editor Adam Garfinkle will be conducting an Ask Me Anything—a crowd-sourced interview hosted on the website reddit—tomorrow at 2 p.m. EDT. Start thinking of questions you’d like to ask him about the Syrian conflict now!