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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

Commentary: Costly greed

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Wall Street greed coupled with dire online warnings of financial disasters to come paint a grim picture of the state of democratic capitalism.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

It's now Merkel's Europe

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Like the dog in Sherlock Holmes that failed to bark in the night, the significant event of the latest European summit was what did not happen. It did not concentrate on American bugging of the phones and emails of European leaders.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Why Europe's banks tremble

DUSSELDORF, Germany, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Europe's banks and financial officials are all awaiting, in a mix of hope and trepidation, to learn just how the European Central Bank proposes to assess the solvency of Europe's banks.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Commentary: Geopolitical amnesia

Commentary: Geopolitical amnesia

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Chaos at home and abroad tracks back to a dysfunctional Congress and weak-minded Obama administration.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Is France turning racist?

PARIS, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The stunning success of France's anti-immigrant Front National (FN) party in winning a regional election Sunday with 54 percent of the vote reflects a growing frustration with conventional politics across Europe.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
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