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Mapping Europe's Temp Worker Epidemic

“The creation of temporary and precarious forms of employment is a normal phenomenon during the early stages of an economic recovery... Over time, however, they could drag down an economy by limiting the room for growth in domestic demand, for example. In addition, rising income inequality feeds growing social and political tensions.

The "World's Policeman" Retires On Disability

"The American neo-conservatives predicted the 21st century would be a 'New American Century'. Instead, it is becoming a 'New Chinese Century', with the United States still believing, wrongly, that it is the 'leader of the free world' and a 'super power'."

Quiet Month End Markets Hide "Below The Surface" Fireworks

It has been another quiet session for global equity markets, with S&P futures flat, as are European and Asian stocks, which is perhaps odd, as there was quite a bit of newsflow and, in the case of China, outright fireworks.

Is America's Alliance with Turkey Doomed?

The historic breakdown in Anglo-Ottoman relations is a useful model for evaluating today’s troubled alliance between the United States and Turkey...

Europe Votes To Impose Visas On Americans

European lawmakers voted to force Americans to apply for visas when traveling to Europe in response to Washington refusing to allow all Europeans to travel to the States visa-free.  The vote by show of hands is the latest in the ongoing “visa war” between Brussels and the US capital.

What NATO Must Do To Remain A True Alliance

The previous US administration criticized NATO at times but in such a way that the complaint was never taken seriously. The new administration cannot afford for this demand to not be taken seriously. From a US strategic view, the status quo is unacceptable...