Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

By:
Martin Kramer
Behind the financial crisis was a well-practiced mechanism for concealing risk. The risk was there, and it was constantly growing, but it could be disguised, repackaged and renamed, so that, in the end, it seemed to have disappeared. Much of the debate about foreign policy in the United States is conducted in the same manner: Policymakers and pundits, to get...
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The financial crisis has dominated the news in recent months and for good reason. With banks and the auto industry on the brink of collapse, it's difficult for anyone to think about much else. Politicians are pondering possible bailouts and how best to aid those in need while the country watches, waits and worries. Yet, despite the understandable obsession with...
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State Rep's Power Stems From Many Sources You buried the lead in your recent article questioning State Rep. Josh Shapiro's effectiveness in the upcoming legislative session (People and Politics: "The Once-Lofty Shapiro; Has He Been Brought Down a Few Pegs?" Nov 26). You chose to needlessly fret over what will become of Shapiro (D-District 153) without the title of deputy...
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By:
Barry Rubin
For years, India has been subjected to periodic terrorist attacks throughout the country. But what happened earlier this month in Mumbai is something new and different: a full-scale terrorist war. This is the kind of threat and problem that Israel has been facing for decades. What are the lessons for India from Israel's experience? First, India needs and has the...
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By:
Amitai Etzioni
During an off-the-record meeting in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 10, one of President-elect Barack Obama's senior foreign-policy advisers stated that pushing a two-state solution on Israel and the Palestinians had to take place with great urgency. This was because it was seen as the best way to turn around the Middle East (which he defined as including Afghanistan and Pakistan)...
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