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Entries from August 2012

Argentina . . .

August 16th, 2012 · No Comments · Markets

  OPINION August 8, 2012, 7:04 p.m. ET Pierpaolo Barbieri: A Lesson in Crony Capitalism As the U.S. gears up for an important presidential election, Argentina is a sad reminder of how crony capitalism is the enemy of genuine development. By PIERPAOLO BARBIERI Jorge Luis Borges used to say that the Argentine people suffered under “too […]

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Eugene Kaspersky and security

August 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Cyber, Geopolitics

  Russia’s Top Cyber Sleuth Foils US Spies, Helps Kremlin Pals By Noah Shachtman July 23, 2012 |   Eugene Kaspersky, Soviet officer turned software tycoon. Photo: Stephen Voss   It’s early February in Cancun, Mexico. A group of 60 or so financial analysts, reporters, diplomats, and cybersecurity specialists shake off the previous night’s tequila and file […]

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The Election, the Presidency and Foreign Policy

August 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · Geopolitics

The Election, the Presidency and Foreign Policy July 31, 2012 BY GEORGE FRIEDMAN The American presidency is designed to disappoint. Each candidate must promise things that are beyond his power to deliver. No candidate could expect to be elected by emphasizing how little power the office actually has and how voters should therefore expect little […]

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