Daily Policy Digest

International Issues

UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM

Why is the United States so different from other countries around the world?...

BLOOD BARRELS

Oil-producing states make up a growing fraction of the world's conflict-ridden countries, says Michael L. Ross...

MUSLIM SUCCESS STORY

Albania's economic and anticorruption successes are models for other Muslim nations, says Steve Forbes...

U.N. SPENDING REQUESTS EXPAND

During President Bush's tenure, the United States has signed off on billions of dollars for U.N. peacekeeping operations, say observers...

WELFARE WEAN

The combination of high taxes and a regulated labor market keeps out immigrants from Sweden's labor market, says Nima Sanandaji...

HOW PUTIN'S CRACKDOWN HOLDS RUSSIA BACK

Whatever gains Russia has experienced under president Vladimir Putin, they would have been greater under a democratic regime, say Michael McFaul and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss...

MATCHMAKER, MATCHMAKER

"Love marriages" -- which are on the rise in urban India -- may spur economic growth in that country, says Divya Mathur...

TRAGEDY OF AFRICA

Despite the dire situation in Africa, the worst thing the West can do is give more foreign aid, says Walter E. Williams...

VOTING WITH THEIR OARS

Out of 11 million inhabitants, 2 million Cubans now live in exile, scattering many families across Miami, Spain and Puerto Rico, say authors...

DOGGED DEVOTION: BRITONS DIG DEEP FOR PETS' HEALTH

About a quarter of Britain's 16 million or so dogs and cats are insured, compared with less than 2 percent in the United States...


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