lunedì 23 gennaio 2012

Why Pakistan's Zardari Will Not Fall to a Military Coup

Why Pakistan's Zardari Will Not Fall to a Military Coup: The ruling Pakistan People's Party's days in office are numbered. But it will not likely fall to a coup, given the stalemate between the military, the judiciary, and the civilians. Instead, the most likely outcome is that the government will call early general elections, which will bring a new batch of civilians to the fore.

martedì 17 gennaio 2012

The End of Nigeria's Strike May Not Calm Oil Markets

The End of Nigeria's Strike May Not Calm Oil Markets: On New Year's Day Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan attempted what several of his predecessors had tried, and failed, to do in years past: roll back the national petroleum subsidy. A deal on Monday ended a nationwide strike, but Jonathan's tactics could make things worse.

venerdì 6 gennaio 2012

Obama's Counterproductive New Iran Sanctions

Obama's Counterproductive New Iran Sanctions: pThe new sanctions regime places the United States' tactics and objectives -- a negotiated end to Iran's nuclear ambitions -- at odds. In effect, the administration has backed itself into a policy of regime change, an outcome it has little ability to influence./p
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