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A Crisis of Wishing

Some are smiling at Europe’s comeuppance. But Schadenfreude would be unwarranted, especially coming from Americans.

The Wall Street ICEcapade

Location, location, location is key for ICE Trust U.S., a new clearinghouse that trades credit default swaps, the complex financial instruments at the heart of one financial crisis after another, from Lehman Brothers to AIG to Greece.

Afghanistan Greened

Guess which German party is most hawkish on the war in Afghanistan.

A Special Relationship in Jeopardy

All four pillars of the Anglo-American alliance have been weakened, but its future is still in our hands.

Dear Mr. Corporation

Corporations are made of contracts, not people.

Measuring Secrecy

The Financial Secrecy Index is a new tool for ranking jurisdictions
according to the transparency of their financial markets.

Transparency First

A better way to clean up Wall Street.

Writing Strategy

Charles Hill’s Grand Strategy and Literature surprises and enthralls.

Law as Leverage

There’s a lot more Congress can do to put our financial house in order.

Too Political to Succeed

What made U.S. banks take such disastrous risks? Not what we’ve been led to think.

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