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Forbidden Fruit and Dirty Oil: Russia’s Latest Dispute with Belarus

Forbidden Fruit and Dirty Oil: Russia’s Latest Dispute with Belarus

by    Rejeanne Lacroix

The deterioration of relations comes at a time when Vladimir Putin hopes to breathe new life into the supranational entity of a Union State. Relations between Russia and neighboring Belarus are often denoted by strategic tit-for-tat. Reactions in the past weeks over disputed subsidies and tainted crude oil demonstrate that the alliance between the two Read More

Italy Must Leave the Eurozone

Italy Must Leave the Eurozone

by    Isidoros Karderinis

Italy must return to the lira because joining the euro has been disastrous and sticking with it would be suicidal. Italy joined the eurozone in 1999 under the leadership of Prime Minister Massimo D’Alema of the Democratic Left party. This fateful participation, which entailed the complete loss of independent monetary policy, is undoubtedly the main Read More

Berkshire’s Charlie Munger Explains US Culture

Berkshire’s Charlie Munger Explains US Culture

by    Peter Isackson

The US media uncritically celebrate the wealthy and suppose that their every thought may be a pearl of wisdom. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains.  Interviewed in the wake of the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting by journalist Andy Serwer of Yahoo Finance, Warren Buffett’s alter ego and fellow billionaire Charlie Munger shared his enlightened view of Read More

Empowering the Developing World, One Bicycle at a Time

Empowering the Developing World, One Bicycle at a Time

by    KnowledgeWharton

World Bicycle Relief, a nonprofit organization that builds and distributes bicycles in rural areas of the developing world, is the 2019 winner of the Lipman Prize. The winner of the 2019 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize at the University of Pennsylvania is World Bicycle Relief, a nonprofit organization that mobilizes people in the developing world Read More

US Middle East Policy Is in Thrall to Its Regional Allies

US Middle East Policy Is in Thrall to Its Regional Allies

by    Kourosh Ziabari and Edward Wastnidge

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Dr. Edward Wastnidge, a lecturer in international studies at the Open University. Four decades after Iran and the United States severed diplomatic relations, tensions are running higher than at any point in the 21st century. US President Donald Trump, who has constructed a foreign policy Read More

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