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International pressure works on Putin

By Ben Judah and Gerald Knaus
December 19, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin had expected the grandest of guests for the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi -- presidents, billionaires, the global big players.

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Turkey cashes in on the Iran talks

By Jonathan Schanzer
December 12, 2013

You may have thought the Geneva deal struck last month between Iran and the P5+1 nations (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany) was a sweet one for Tehran -- getting billions in sanctions relief in exchange for mere promises to halt its nuclear program.

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Ukraine’s Protests: Not (yet) a revolution

By Matthew Rojansky
December 12, 2013

In the three weeks since Ukraine formally suspended talks aimed at signing an Association Agreement with the European Union, two important facts have become clear.

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Mandela and De Klerk: Essential partners

By Princeton N. Lyman
December 9, 2013

When Nelson Mandela and South African President F.W. De Klerk began their historic negotiations to end apartheid, each man professed respect for the other. Indeed their relationship appeared not only professional, but personal.

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On meeting Mandela

By Joyce Purnick
December 7, 2013

Journalists are not easily impressed. We pride ourselves on our skepticism. (Most advisable of us, may I add.)

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Mandela’s message of reconciliation

By Arlene Getz
December 5, 2013

On the day that Nelson Mandela was elected as South Africa’s first black president, I drove across the fault lines of segregated suburbia to watch his fellow citizens vote him into office.

Only paying teachers more will raise Britain to the top of the class

By Guest Contributor
December 4, 2013

–Vikas Pota is chief executive of the Varkey GEMS Foundation. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Bank of England’s focus on growth might stir ghost of inflation

By Guest Contributor
December 3, 2013

–Darren Williams is Senior European Economist at AllianceBernstein. The opinions expressed are his own.–

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Longer lives would lead to better living

By Michael Maiello
December 3, 2013

Last week, the United States Food and Drug Administration ordered the Google-backed genetic testing company 23andMe to stop selling its home testing kits, arguing that the possibility of false positive readings for potentially fatal or debilitating conditions could prompt people to take unnecessary and potentially fatal medical action. The FDA should now work quickly to develop standards so that 23andMe and companies like it can get back to their vital businesses of working to extend the human life span.

Happy Birthday, texting: 21 today

By Guest Contributor
December 3, 2013

–Iain Regan is global head of sales, marketing and customer management at Firstsource Solutions. The opinions expressed are his own.–