An Offer Castro Couldn't Refuse - or Survive
The facts of the international scene have changed drastically in the last few years, but not many conservative pundits have changed their minds.
Until now, and the question of trade apart, foreign policy has not figured much in the Republican presidential primaries. But with Pat Buchanan setting the pace and tone, it is certain that it will do so before long.
The World Shakes China
China has yet to shake the world; its external influence has been comparatively inconsequential since the industrial revolution. Instead, it is the world that has shaken China.
Making Sense of Japan: A Reassessment of Revisionism
Japan provides the last remaining prop for the dollar’s role as the world’s currency, and with that role all of America’s superpower pretensions.
Banking on Union?
Whatever forms the debate about European political union may take--and public opinion in many places seems increasingly skeptical--the idea of a common currency and a common central bank without it is surely an illusion.
Chirac: Beyond Gaullism?
The annual G-7 economic summits have been justly described as photoopportunities in which anything except economics may be discussed.
Another Way to Skin a Cat: The Spirit of Capitalism and the Confucian Ethic
I have examined the non-economic factors that have contributed to the Little Dragons' remarkable achievements. I have focused mainly on businessmen, government officials, and factory workers who were active players during the decisive years from t
Who Won the Trade War?
Now that there is an armistice in the latest phase of the trade war with Japan, it is instructive to evaluate President Clinton's settlement, the costs of achieving it, and the implications for U.