U.S. President Barack Obama travels to Europe next month to start formal negotiations on a trading bloc that would dwarf any the world has seen. He should look for ways to integrate Turkey into this new order. Trade between the U.S. and the European Union still accounts for a third of everything the world imports [...]
April 3rd marks the 65th year anniversary of the signing of the Economic Cooperation Act of 1948, more commonly known as the Marshall Plan. Many consider the Marshall Plan to be the reason why Europe was able to recover so quickly after the devastating effects of World War II. The Marshall Plan was so effective [...]
While the Eurozone is making a slow and steady recovery from the recession, the majority of the growth comes from the universally-recognized powerhouse of the bloc, Germany. Germany, however, is starting to withdraw from the Eurozone as economic instability continues. For the most part, the German public is in full support of both the euro [...]
The P5+1 group, comprised of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, is convening in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Tuesday to discuss Iran’s nuclear program. The two-day meeting follows inconclusive talks that were held last year in Istanbul, Baghdad, and Moscow. Iran watchers are hoping for modest progress after the U.S. signaled its [...]
Israeli Natural Gas Extraction: A New Strategic Opportunity for the United States in the Middle East?
Introduction A natural gas revolution is currently sweeping across the United States. While not without a degree of controversy, the sheer breadth of these new discoveries has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, stimulate the American manufacturing industry, and, critically, serve as a stepping stone towards greater energy independence and security. Yet, America is [...]