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Spain's double-edged recovery

MADRID, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The Spanish economy, after five terrible years that saw unemployment reach 27 percent, is starting slowly and bumpily to recover. Exports are currently growing at an annual rate of seven percent.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Commentary: Mixed signals from Moscow

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Will the U.S. federal shutdown affect the Syrian civil war? China fears that it might; some Russians hope that it will.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Berlusconi's revenge

ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Italy has rung the bell to launch the next round of the euro crisis.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Merkel: The dark side

STUTTGART, Germany, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The adulation and euphoria surrounding Angela Merkel's re-election success is getting out of hand. The curse of the third term now lies in wait.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Woes beneath Merkel's calm

DUSSELDORF, Germany, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Beneath the apparently smooth path to re-election of Chancellor Angela Merkel, the tectonic plates of German politics are shifting ominously.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Commentary: Russia back as geopolitical force

Commentary: Russia back as geopolitical force

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Russia is emerging in the Mideast as the alternate peacemaker -- while questioning the goals of those who consider themselves “exceptional.”
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Did the G20 fail?

Did the G20 fail?

DUSSELDORF, Germany, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Group of 20 summit should have secured three achievements, which had been thoroughly discussed in advance and which had nothing to do with Syria.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Commentary: Pivot to oblivion?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The debate was between the United States doing nothing in Syria and “standoff retaliation.”
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Why Cameron was right

Why Cameron was right

PARIS, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Prime Minister David Cameron refuses to show personal humiliation and political castration after his defeat in Parliament regarding military action in Syria.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

China's worried elites

PARIS, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Not since Mikhail Gorbachev began speaking of 'Glasnost' and 'Perestroika' has there been such a ferment among policy intellectuals.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

As the world slows

PARIS, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- This is eerie. Everything has suddenly gone upside down in the global economy. Europe is growing and China is slowing. Emergent markets are faltering and mature ones are suddenly looking perky. The United States is about to become the world's top oil and gas producer.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Commentary: Geopolitical amnesia

Commentary: Geopolitical amnesia

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The “Big Cairo Fire” destroyed 30 banks and major companies, 13 hotels, 310 stores, 92 bars, 40 movie theaters, eight automobile showrooms. Not last week but 61 years ago. And the arsonist was the same -- the Muslim Brotherhood.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Scotland's year of decision

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Next year Scotland will vote in a referendum on independence from Britain, amid a well-orchestrated campaign of sentimental nationalism which could lead to a shrunken Britain.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Commentary: Online jihad

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The Syrian civil war has seen the re-emergence of al-Qaida as a revolutionary movement. Terrorism and the Internet are part of its weapons system.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Reforming the tax system

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Any suggestion that the United States is a heavily taxed country flies in face of the historical evidence. .
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
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