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Analysis and Commentary

Should The New York Times Investigate Wal-Mart Or Carlos Slim?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

We will never know what deals Carlos Slim made to gain the Telmex monopoly. But we know this was crony capitalism in its most destructive form...

Analysis and Commentary

Banana Wars and Chaste Cheerleaders

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Newsweek
Monday, May 21, 2012

Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s embattled potentate, has turned his scorn on Turkey, describing its ruling politicians as being “carried away by dreams...

Analysis and Commentary

1979 Redux?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Thursday, April 19, 2012

In a variety of landscapes — North Korea, Russia, China, Iran, the Middle East, South America — this administration has either overtly or inadvertently given signals that if one were to alter the existing strategic landscape the U.S. might not react...

Analysis and Commentary

Two Major Events in International Oil: Argentina's Nationalization of YPF and Exxon's "Hostage" Deal With Russia

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

One of the greatest Latin American success stories was the privatization of Argentina's YPF in July of 1993 against enormous political and labor opposition...

Analysis and Commentary

Mark Martins Comments on Nashiri Motions Hearing

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, April 13, 2012

After yesterdays motions hearing, Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins issued the following comments...

Analysis and Commentary

Nashiri Motions Hearing #2: Conflicted Counsel Non-Resolution

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Military Judge Col. James L. Pohl opens the hearing at around 9:10 am announcing that Brig. General Mark Martins, the chief prosecutor for military commissions, has joined the prosecution table...

Dependent No More

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 6, 2012

New technologies have produced a boom in oil and natural gas right here in the United States—and given us a chance to liberate our foreign policy. By Victor Davis Hanson.

Army Sergeant 1st Class Dominic MacDonald

The Next Ten Years

by Benjamin Wittesvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 6, 2012

Regardless of its standing in earlier years, Guantánamo now represents a model of due process in the war on terror. By Benjamin Wittes.

Guantánamo Bay Naval Station

Secure Solution

by Edwin Meese IIIvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 6, 2012

The offshore detention facility is safe, humane—and indispensable. By Edwin Meese III.

Analysis and Commentary

Trading Sheep for Grass and Fish in Patagonia

by Laura E. Hugginsvia Percolator (PERC)
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Time will tell if the environmental protection purchased by conservationists from sheep ranchers will protect grasslands and associated waterways in the future, but signs look promising...