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James S. Henry
Russia & The West
The Curious World of Donald Trump’s Private Russian Connections

Did the American people really know they were putting such a “well-connected” guy in the White House?

Big Bills
Come on in, the Party’s Nearly Over

Years too late, the former U.S. Treasury Secretary and the ECB finally agree that “Big Bills” are a problem.

The Lord's Work
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Let’s Make the Vatican Bank a Bank

Pope Francis has a bank and wants to help the poor. The poor need low-cost banking services. It’s a match made in Heaven.

Political Economy & The State
Big Bills

How Western central bankers and Treasury Secretaries cater to illicit drug syndicates, money-launderers, racketeers, and kleptocrats.

The Russian Money-Go-Round
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Ukraine’s Debt And Putin’s Upper Hand

Follow the money. It shows the way that European financial institutions see their interests regarding Russia and Ukraine.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
American Balkanization

Pew data point to one of the core ironies of liberal politics today.

Rage Against the Machine

The Palestinians want international sympathy. But rioting over metal detectors after a terrorist attack seems more likely to draw international contempt.

Revolution

A Schlumberger surge is a good sign for the health of the U.S. shale industry.

The Mueller Effect

Could it be that the President is less worried about the probe of his Russia dealings than about a general investigation with no set limits?

Crude Economics

Ecuador is ignoring OPEC demands to reduce output.

1990s Redux

The result came down to ethnocultural identification among the decision-makers more than lawyerly arguments and fact-checks.

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