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Commentary: 2014

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- New Year projections for 2014 convey, for the most part, pessimism. They seem like a rerun of 2009’s Annus horribilis.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Commentary: Wall Street Caligula

Commentary: Wall Street Caligula

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- It is a brilliant movie and manna from heaven for the United States' enemies and assorted detractors round the globe.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

The bumpy year ahead

LONDON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The global economy is confounding the conventional wisdom of the past decade and the coming year will see a remarkable shift.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

China half-full, France half-empty

PARIS, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- As the end of year looms it is tough to know whether China or France is the more worrying situation for the global economy next year.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Merkel -- Reigning or ruling?

PARIS, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Germany's new coalition government threatens to leave Chancellor Angela Merkel, Europe's dominant politician, reigning rather than ruling in her homeland after the opposition Social Democrats extracted a stiff price for their support.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Commentary: Middle East: Bloody quicksands

Commentary: Middle East: Bloody quicksands

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad moves from arch-villain to a new status: The lesser of two evils as thousands of young Islamists flood the country,
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
That gloomy Summers

That gloomy Summers

PARIS, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Larry Summers says the global economy is in a period of "secular stagnation."
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Iran's symbolic nuclear weapons

Iran's symbolic nuclear weapons

TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Iran recently signed a six-month agreement with the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia to enrich less uranium and submit to weapons inspections. In exchange those countries will lift some $7 billion in sanctions.
Ward Wilson
1914 and today

1914 and today

LONDON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- When B-52s start flying to assert U.S. power in the face of Chinese ambition, it is worth recalling what 1914 meant, what it lost and what it launched.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Europe buys time again

PARIS, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Claiming triumph in the Iran talks and swallowing disappointment in Ukraine, the Eurozone has also chosen to duck its financial problems yet again.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
The Red Bonnets of France

The Red Bonnets of France

PARIS, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- France is on the verge of a "social explosion," the country's top regional administrators warned the government in a leaked confidential report.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Commentary: A perfect storm

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A perfect storm is a calamitous situation arising from the powerful combined effect of a unique set of circumstances -- such as a failed trillion dollar war in Iraq, a failing trillion dollar war in Afghanistan and sequestration.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Are the Germans right?

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Germany cannot continue forever taking money from the rest of Europe without sending something in return.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Commentary: Geopolitical frisson

Commentary: Geopolitical frisson

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Wall Street excesses triggered a political upheaval in New York whose first blow was the election of a socialist as mayor of America’s greatest city.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Breaking the banks

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- As bankers and politicians argued again whether or not to split RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) into a good and a bad bank, a key issue has made few headlines. What governments have given banks with one hand they have taken away with the other.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
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