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    Trump must understand vicious Palestinian politics

    The power struggles in Palestinian politics make the contest between Presidential candidates in American politics look likely a friendly game of chess, and that's just among the "moderates" who include Holocaust deniers, and former stooges of the KGB. The incoming Trump administration must wise up to this and avoid Obama's blindness

    by Michael Curtis -  4 December 2016
  • Flags

    Brexit: Prosperity, not austerity

    Our deficits are not entirely the product of our membership of the EU. But leaving will help dramatically, and, as with so many things, Brexit gives us the opportunity for a fresh start and a new road to sustained prosperity

    by John Redwood MP -  1 December 2016
  • Oecd--621x414

    OECD research shows big government harms growth

    The often devious and untrustworthy, left-leaning OECD is a destructive force in the world. But when its economists start looking at the actual data, even they cannot avoid the conclusion that big spending governments harm economic growth, which in turn hurts the poor

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 30 November 2016
  • Italian_opera

    Fear and trembling in Italy before the storm

    Italy is in countdown mode to Sunday's referendum which could further undermine the Euro and the EU, seal the fate of 8 banks, and even see Silvio Berlusconi back on the scene. Italy is in a desperate state. Anything could happen now

    by Tim Hedges - 29 November 2016
  • Anti-trump

    Reconsidering the Left’s anti-Trump hysteria

    Even if you weren't a Trump supporter, the Left’s post-election anti-Trump hysteria is anti-democratic and will ultimately prove counterproductive. Obama has been a disaster. Let's see if Trump can do better

    by Taylor Dibbert - 28 November 2016
  • Eu_flag_union_jack

    It isn't Britain that's confused about Brexit, it's the EU

    For those who are not in denial about Brexit, Britain's broad aims are pretty clear. The real issue is what the remaining EU 27 want from us. It's Europe that's in chaos about Brexit, not Britain, and Europe that has the real questions to answer

    by John Redwood MP - 27 November 2016
  • Castro

    Castro: Hero of the morally depraved

    A great tyrant is dead. But Fidel Castro's passing is mourned by pitiless pseudo-intellectuals of the Left who have no shame, and spit on the graves of the victims of a man who slaughtered far more than Pinochet

    by the commentator - 26 November 2016
  • Trump_and_le_pen

    Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen

    Globalization feeds a sense of injustice, and loss of cultural identity. But there is no going back to pre-globalization. Trump and France's Le Pen are not the same, but their supporters are driven by many similar concerns, some legitimate. Elites need to take them seriously, or populism could get uglier still. What happens next in France will be instructive

    by Michael Curtis - 25 November 2016
  • Trump_golf

    The next steps for a successful Donald Trump

    Those who would like for the bedrock of the Republican Party to be built upon white nationalism and identity politics are morally and politically misguided. Donald Trump needs to build a broad coalition, unite the nation, and sideline the dangerous mavericks. If he does that, we should wish him success

    by Taylor Dibbert - 23 November 2016
  • Nato-anaconda-2016-740x431

    EU states must pay their share to NATO, not an EU army

    The European Union yet again shows itself as a danger to the stability of Europe as it continues with its mad idea of a European army. Meanwhile, NATO -- the only serious Western defence outfit -- is hampered because only 5 of its member states pay their fair share. We need to back NATO and get the EU out of everyone's way

    by Jack Beresford - 23 November 2016
  • Trump_and_abe

    Trump's pivot to Asia?

    On Thursday, President-elect Trump met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in an unexpectedly lengthy meeting. Will campaign rhetoric over Asia (and much else) translate into the reality of government?

    by Michael Auslin - 18 November 2016
  • Anti-trump_protests

    Anti-Trump rallies: They do protest too much, methinks

    The endless protests against Trump's victory can be seen as an exercise in free speech, but they must also be seen less kindly as undemocratic and indeed reactionary in their refusal to accept the validity of the democratic election result. Communist East Germany offers a poetic lesson

    by Michael Curtis - 17 November 2016
  • Tallinn-old-town-toompea

    Is Baltic free-market exceptionalism under threat?

    One key to the Baltic states' relative success is tax policy. All three nations have flat taxes. Estonia’s system is so good (particularly its approach to business taxation) that the Tax Foundation ranks it as the best in the OECD. Statists must not be allowed to ruin it all

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 16 November 2016
  • Transatlantic

    Ten questions for stunned trans-Atlantic elites

    John Redwood MP has 10 questions for stunned elites who have no idea why people distrust and, in some cases, despise them. Perhaps someone could offer some answers?

    by John Redwood MP - 15 November 2016
  • Brexit_latest

    Blocking Brexit will create the real hostility

    It is the embittered and failed Remain camp that is stoking anger and division in Britain over Brexit. They need to relearn the democratic game and respect the people. If they don't, the wounds will widen and the anger will be visited upon them

    by Jayne Adye - 14 November 2016

 

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