Yes, Sanctions Work
The old wise-man consensus about the inefficacy of economic sanctions is truly old. Turns out they often work pretty well these days.
The Ruble’s Wild Ride
Nothing short of a miracle will prevent a sharp economic decline in Russia in the coming year, but don’t expect Putin’s popularity to take a big hit because of it.
How To Win Ukraine and Influence The Future
Kiev has de facto lost control over Crimea and parts of its east. The way forward is not to fight to get them back by force, however, but to win them back by demonstrating that a pro-EU orientation brings with it prosperity. The West must help make this a reality.
The Corruption Contagion
Corruption, one of the most pernicious threats to global security and prosperity, thrives because it hides in plain sight. A provocative new book by Laurence Cockcroft helps us get around the thorny question of how to define it.