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The Lasting Significance Of 1979

Commentary on the death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher has rightly pointed out that she was a transformational figure, not just for the UK economy, but, indirectly, for dozens of...

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How Much Longer Will Syria’s War Last?

Regardless of whether President Bashar al-Assad is overthrown, my colleagues and I believe Syria’s civil war will continue for some time. As for the timing of a hypothetical defeat of Assad, we note...

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Global Political Risks In 2013

Business Monitor International (BMI) has just published its latest quarterly Global Political Outlook, covering the year 2013. Perhaps the biggest single political risk with major international...

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