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What Ireland Can Teach Europe

What Ireland Can Teach Europe

by    Conn Hallinan

Ireland is a small player, but it has much to teach its neighbors now suffering extremism, division and debt. The tiny Irish village of Ballingarry, in the heart of County Limerick, with its narrow streets and multiple churches, seems untouched by time and untroubled by the economic and political cross currents tearing away at the Read More

The West Still Matters

The West Still Matters

by    Jacopo Scita

Eastern actors are likely to become more Western rather than building an alternative system. The end of the Cold War saw an era of systemic redefinition, undermining the friend-enemy dichotomy that shaped the international system for half a century. The path of the American century has since been put in jeopardy by an initial — Read More

Time Limits Risk a Brexit Crash

Time Limits Risk a Brexit Crash

by    John Bruton

Rigid timelines could lead to a Brexit disaster, says former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton. Scope and time are needed for creative thinking. In his book Fateful Choices, which describes how country after country tumbled into what became the Second World War, British historian Ian Kershaw wrote: “The fateful choices that were made were not Read More

Taking the Overseas Blinders Off Corporate Governance

Taking the Overseas Blinders Off Corporate Governance

by    Hugo Norton

Above-board corporate behavior in the UK does not guarantee ethical conduct elsewhere. In its annual Good Governance report, the Institute of Directors (IoD) assesses the United Kingdom’s largest listed companies against indicators that include board effectiveness, audit and risk accountability, remuneration, shareholder relations and stakeholder relations. Ironically, the IoD index’s top...Read More

Social Effects of the Qatar Crisis

Social Effects of the Qatar Crisis

by    Courtney Freer

The social effects of the Qatar crisis make it increasingly difficult to resolve. While the political dimensions of the four-month-old Qatar crisis have been analyzed at length — and largely echo those of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) 2014 rift — there has been less scrutiny of the row’s social impact. The social ramifications mirror Read More

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