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By Harold James - Feb 16,2019
PRINCETON — It has now been just over 100 years since the opening of the Paris Peace Conference, which produced the Treaties of Versailles, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Trianon and Sèvres, bringing an end to World War I.
By Harold James - Jan 10,2019
PRINCETON — As the home of both the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, Italy has long been at the forefront of cultural developments in Europe and western Eurasia. But it has also long served as an example of political decline.
By Harold James - Dec 05,2018
PRINCETON — The European Union has gained member-state approval for an agreement setting the terms of the United Kingdom’s exit from the bloc.
By Harold James - Oct 07,2018
PRINCETON — Populist economics has rarely had it so good. The US economy is roaring, the stock market is soaring, and US President Donald Trump’s administration protectionism has apparently had a negligible impact on growth.
By Harold James - Sep 06,2018
PRINCETON — So far this year, the world has marked the 50th anniversary of the Prague Spring, and its suppression, the centennial of the end of World War I and the bicentennial of Karl Marx’s birth.
By Harold James - Aug 02,2018
PRINCETON — When countries get nervous about their security, they often insist that they need to reduce their dependence on foreign products, shorten supply chains and produce more goods domestically. But does protectionism really improve security?
By Harold James - Jul 08,2018
PRINCETON — The European Union is currently facing challenges more severe than even the debt crisis that threatened to sink the eurozone earlier this decade.
By Harold James - Jun 02,2018
PRINCETON — In The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, John Maynard Keynes famously worried that, “Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back”.Yet, even without prescriptive theories
By Harold James - Sep 26,2017
Germany’s election result presents an odd paradox. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is unquestionably the strongest party, and a new government without it is unthinkable.
By Harold James - Sep 12,2017
US President Donald Trump and his advisers’ fierce rhetoric on trade and immigration has led some to wonder if our current era of globalisation is now at risk.If it is, an even more pertinent question is whether the end will be accompanied by violence.Stock markets have become in

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