October 29, 2014

By Peter Warburton and Tom Traill

The reappearance of near-record lows on U.S. Treasury yields tempts big-spending politicians to urge the government to borrow more money because it is so cheap. However, this is Halloween, not Christmas, and the treats are an inflation trap for the unwary.

The Ghost of Inflation Haunts U.S. Economy
Middle East Chaos Good for Israel for Now
October 28, 2014

By Norman A. Bailey

Israel is benefiting from the chaos engulfing most of the Middle East, as Islamic terrorists fight each other and many Arab nations side with the Jewish state against the jihadists and the nuclear threat posed by Iran.

Putin Humiliating West Over Ukraine, Diplomats Warn
October 27, 2014

By Joel Himelfarb

A surprising number European diplomats and leftist activists fear the West is facing a humiliating geopolitical defeat because it failed to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his aggression in Ukraine.

Turkey Struggles With Fallout From Reckless Actions
October 24, 2014

By Norman A. Bailey

Turkey, a NATO ally and jihadist sympathizer, is facing a web of conflicting interests, pressures and events unseen since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the declaration of the Turkish republic following the end of World War I.

Canadians Fear Government is Unprepared to Stop Terrorism
October 23, 2014

By Joel Himelfarb

Two deadly terrorist attacks targeting soldiers this week have left many Canadians fearing that their country is poorly prepared to tackle the domestic Islamic terrorist threat.

Eurozone on the Brink, as ‘Super Mario’ Races to the Rescue
October 22, 2014

By Peter Warburton and Joanna Davies

A drama is unfolding at the heart of Europe as old stimulus programs expire and new ones meet with skepticism and derision. Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, pulled off a timely rescue of the European monetary system in the summer of 2012 without spending a cent of central bank money. That earned him the nickname of “Super Mario” among admirers and critics, alike.

Islamic Tensions Rock Strategic US Ally Bahrain
October 21, 2014

By Alec Weisman

Worried by the recent success of Shiite tribesmen in Yemen, Sunni-ruled Bahrain is desperate to deter its Shiite-majority population from reviving their Arab Spring protests. However, the latest aggressive crackdown in the tiny island kingdom just before parliamentary elections next month may backfire and lead to greater unrest for the strategically important American ally torn between the two main factions of Islam.

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