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IAF Editorials: Economics

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What the World Needs from the London Summit
What the World Needs from the London Summit
A look ahead at the G20 Summit and an analysis of what it is hoped will be gained from it. By Andrew Pickering. (IA-Forum, 03/30/2009) Read More...


Refinding the Rainbow
Refinding the Rainbow
Author speaks with Irish Taoiseach Brian Cowen and looks at the implications of the current global economic downturn for the country. By Atsuko Matsumoto (01/29/2009) Read More...


From the Cowboy to the Multicultural Summit
From the Cowboy to the Multicultural Summit
Author looks at Bush, Obama and Latin America from a Peruvian perspective. By Alvaro Henzler (12/20/2008) Read More...


U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement: One Year Later
U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement: One Year Later
Author discusses impact and effects of the U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement. By Adam Kott (11/03/2008) Read More...


Threat to Free Trade, Threat to Progress
Threat to Free Trade, Threat to Progress
The crisis of the financial markets could all-too easily be turned into vast economic crisis if political meddling and populist resentments manage to infringe on free trade. By George A. Pieler and Je... Read More...


The Fall of U.S. Hegemony in Latin America
The Fall of U.S. Hegemony in Latin America
Author analyzes the decreasing influence of the United States in Latin American and the rising influence of Russia and Brasil. By Adam Kott. (10/20/2008) Read More...


Financial Crisis Impact on South America
Financial Crisis Impact on South America
Author analyzes impact of the financial crisis on South America. By Adam Kott. (10/15/2008) Read More...


Financial Crisis Impact on Latin America
Financial Crisis Impact on Latin America
Author discusses the ripple effect of the U.S. financial crisis on Latin American markets. By Adam Kott. (10/06/2008) Read More...


Trees vs. Tusks
Trees vs. Tusks
Keeping the planet green takes shades of grey, not black-and-white. In Ghana, one shade of grey to be reckoned with is the African Elephant, that noble beast protected by international treaties from ... Read More...


Biofuel for Thought
Biofuel for Thought
Biofuels may be one of the dumber of the grand, well intentioned ideas of this decade. Yet they are here to stay, because of the Zeitgeist that says source-diversification is the Holy Grail of energy ... Read More...


Chilling Uncertainties about Global Warming
Chilling Uncertainties about Global Warming
The Emmy, Oscar, and Nobel Peace Prize committees all seem to agree: global warming exists, humans cause it, and without Al Gore, we'd all be doomed. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (first pub... Read More...


Fear Stalks The Andes
Fear Stalks The Andes
Congress, wary of negotiated deals that open wider the doors to international commerce, surprises only when it approves Free Trade Agreements. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio accuses Free Trade of all sorts... Read More...


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Lost in the maize of precaution
In adopting the precautionary principle, the EU cast the adage “better safe than sorry” into rigid policy. “Precaution” made into principle may seem innocuous but carries plenty opportunity for abuse ... Read More...


Depends on Whose ‘Locusts’ they Are
Depends on Whose ‘Locusts’ they Are
Amidst misguided economic thinking, Germany's center-left and center-right swap roles on protectionism. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (first published in Read More...


Credibility of G8 countries rests on keeping financial markets clean
Credibility of G8 countries rests on keeping financial markets clean
Discusses financial transparency issues facing G8 and African leaders. By Akere Muna, President Pan African Lawyers Union and Vice Chair Transparency International. (06/07/2007) Read More...


The Western Roots of the New Econo-nationalism
The Western Roots of the New Econo-nationalism
Discusses the author’s concept of ‘econo-nationalism’ - xenophobia in matters having to do with international trade. By Richard Neil Lorenc. (03/18/2007) Read More...


Milton Friedman, Technology Maven
Milton Friedman, Technology Maven
Milton Friedman lives on, despite his demise: he’s the rightful patron saint of blogging. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (first published at Read More...


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Resist Congress Encroaching on Economic Freedom
Under the new House Leadership, pro-growth and free-trade policies may be a thing of the past. But such economic populism – espoused by either party – should be nipped in the bud. By George A. Pieler ... Read More...


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Libya National Oil Company: A Short Analysis
Author discusses growth of Libya's National Oil Company (NOC) and further expansion in the market. By Rafael Broch. (IA-Forum, 01/05/2007) Read More...


Raw Power, Bear Facts
Raw Power, Bear Facts
"Backed by oil reserves, Russia is an object lesson of how global self-assertion can quickly turn very ugly. Skilled in the arts of brazen lying, Russia plays international politics like a tin drum." ... Read More...


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How can the U.S fix the ever-increasing Trade Deficit with China?
Author discusses U.S.-China trade deficit and argues for possible tarriff action. By Tonya Jones. (12/22/2006) Read More...


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Merkel's Geopolitical Menage Trois
Authors discuss the options that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has in her dealings with Russia on Gas and Energy. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson. (IA-Forum, 12/08/2006) Read More...


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Defeat Terror With Trade
The United States can burnish its credentials as "exemplar of freedom" in the world by explaining that economic freedom as exemplified by free trade is the first, possibly best "weapon" against terror... Read More...


Fifa has to call Zimbabwe’s bluff
Fifa has to call Zimbabwe’s bluff
Zimbabwe’s tourist authority wants “to ensure benefits from the hosting of the World Cup by South Africa”. Fifa already pledges assistance for upgrading sports stadiums to that end. Maybe they should ... Read More...


Non-Friction: Toward A Global Economy
Non-Friction: Toward A Global Economy
These expansion of the role of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is well intentioned but will likely bring undesired results. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (fi... Read More...


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Stuck in a Struggle
Author writes that the lack of economic and social progress is bound to undermine government authority in Afghanistan. By Haroun Mir. (6/22/2006) Read More...


Germany's Cup Runneth Under
Germany's Cup Runneth Under
Despite a heart-breaking overtime loss to the Azzurri in the World Cup semi-finals, Germany's Football-induced euphoria can't be dampened. This is how Chancellor Merkel might capitalize on it. ... Read More...


Pirates of the Black Sea
Pirates of the Black Sea
Just in time for the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the Authors discuss Russia as the new Tortuga of International Affairs. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (fir... Read More...


France's Spring Break Perpetuel
France's Spring Break Perpetuel
"Never, never aim legislative reforms at the retired or the young, particularly when the weather is warming up." Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler discuss the French student protests against the Read More...


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Wasted Energy
The authors poke at the European 'Energy Summit' and discuss possibilities for Energy diversification in Europe. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (first published on Tech Central Station, 04/10... Read More...


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