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The Bear Is Back

Is Russia finished as a major power? Far from it.

Privacy Parts

A bill intended to help workers has morphed into a bureaucratic beast that endangers quality health care.

The Madness of Jewcentricity

Are Jews special, or do too many people just think they are?

Do Defective Institutions Explain the Gap Between The United States and Latin America?

Understanding how and why political institutions differ between the US and Latin America is, then, key to understanding the larger puzzle of the latter region’s lagging development.

Power Play

New technology is a key to solving the energy problem, and we have a proven model for generating breakthrough technologies. So why don’t we use it?

Darfur and African State-Building

The victory of Darfurian rebel forces over the Sudanese army in a couple of engagements last week has led to the expulsion of UN representative Jan Pronk from Khartoum for writing about it on his blog. These battles should remind us that if the conflict in Darfur is genocide, it is also quite different from […]

Darfur and African State-Building

The victory of Darfurian rebel forces over the Sudanese army in a couple of engagements last week has led to the expulsion of UN representative Jan Pronk from Khartoum for writing about it on his blog. These battles should remind us that if the conflict in Darfur is genocide, it is also quite different from […]

What Happened to the Orange Revolution?

This past week I spent three days in Kiev, as a guest of the Economics Education and Research Consortium (an economics program that is about to transform itself into the Kiev School of Economics), and Expert Magazine, a Russian-language journal that had a role in publishing a new Russian edition of my book Trust.  Viktor […]

What Happened to the Orange Revolution?

This past week I spent three days in Kiev, as a guest of the Economics Education and Research Consortium (an economics program that is about to transform itself into the Kiev School of Economics), and Expert Magazine, a Russian-language journal that had a role in publishing a new Russian edition of my book Trust. Viktor […]

The Clash of Cultures and American Hegemony

This is a link to the presentation I gave to a plenary panel “The Clash of Cultures and American Hegemony” (this wasn’t my title) at the American Political Science Association annual meeting in Philadelphia on Sept. 1.  Sam Huntington was supposed to be on the panel but was not able to participate; other panelists were […]

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