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International Issues

VENEZUELA'S BRAIN DRAIN

An estimated 1 million Venezuelans have moved away since Hugo Chávez came into power...

CHINA VS. CIVIL SOCIETY

As the recent closure of a Beijing-based independent think tank shows, when the Communist Party wins, the people los, say observers...

THE COST OF LOW FERTILITY IN EUROPE

In the long run, low rates of fertility are associated with diminished economic growth, say researchers...

NO EXIT IN JAPAN

What Japan needs is more bankruptcies, not fewer, say observers...

GOVERNMENT'S PROFLIGATE FISCAL POLICIES LIKELY TO LEAD TO 1970S-STYLE STAGFLATION

The United Kingdom faces a deadly deficit crisis, says David B. Smith, a professor at the University of Derby...

WAR STARTS AT HOME

The physical security of women is strongly associated with the peacefulness of the state, according to study...

CHINA'S RUNAWAY BRIDES

It's cold cash, not cold feet, motivating runaway brides in China, say observers...

A TALE OF TWO ISLANDS

Differences in macroeconomic policy choices, not differences in institutions, account for the differing growth experiences of Barbados and Jamaica, say researchers...

TACKLING BRITAIN'S FISCAL DEBACLE

The United Kingdom has lost control over public spending, says Martin Wolf...

RON PAUL'S PLAN TO FEND OFF PIRATES

Privateers could keep the Somali pirates in check and possibly do it for a discount price, says Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas)...


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