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The New Normal
The New Normal
The End of the West As We Know It?

The following remarks were delivered on May 13 at the 2016 Lennart Meri Conference by the President of Estonia. In the wake of the recent Brexit vote, they are more resonant than ever.

The New Normal
McDonald’s Franchisees Are Feeling the Heat

The pressures buffeting McDonald’s illustrate one of the unpleasant but important truths about our service economy: it’s inherently more volatile than what came before.

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Humanitarian Catastrophes and Global Disorder

Today’s plight of the Rohingya, the Syrians and the Libyans point toward the kind of change and turmoil that is bound to accompany any serious decline of American power and will.

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Department of Can-Kicking

So much for a breakthrough.

The Noose Tightens

As Putin heads to meet French President Emanuel Macron next week, his security services are interrogating a celebrated Cannes-winning director in Moscow.

TPP Post Trump

Picking up the pieces of TPP may be more difficult than many in Asia imagine, leaving China with an attractive opening.

Atrocity in England

Twenty-two people were killed in a bombing at a children’s concert, the deadliest in the UK since the 7/7 bombings.

Seeing a Pattern...

To lose one President to a corruption scandal may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two in a row begins to look like carelessness.

Crude Economics

Iraq isn’t towing the cartel line.

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