Blog entries from: Global Public Square

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July 31 2014

From Global Public Square Thu Jul 31 2014, 23:37:38

By Fareed Zakaria When he came to power in 2000, Putin seemed a tough, smart, competent manager, someone who was determined to bring stability to Russia -- which was reeling from internal chaos, economic stagnation and a default in 1998. He sought to integrate Russia into the world and wanted good relations with the West, [...]

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From Global Public Square Thu Jul 31 2014, 14:32:18

By Peter Schechter and Jason Marczak, Special to CNN Editor's note: Peter Schechter is director and Jason Marczak is deputy director of the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. The Center recently published a report titled "Uncertain Energy: The Caribbean's Gamble with Venezuela." The views expressed are their own. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived [...]

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July 30 2014

From Global Public Square Wed Jul 30 2014, 18:12:22

By Kevin O'Donnell GPS intern Kevin O'Donnell speaks with Jorge Dominguez, professor of Mexico studies at Harvard University, faculty associate of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and the author of numerous books on Cuba, about relations with the United States. The views expressed here are his own. It seems discussion about Cuba [...]

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From Global Public Square Wed Jul 30 2014, 14:00:35

By Bruce Stokes, Special to CNN Editor's note: Bruce Stokes is director of global economic attitudes at the Pew Research Center. The views expressed are his own. It is conventional wisdom among many pundits and opinion leaders that recent revelations of spying by the U.S. National Security Agency have deeply scarred America's reputation abroad. The [...]

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From Global Public Square Wed Jul 30 2014, 11:58:19

By Fareed Zakaria "China's nearly $4 trillion in reserves -- accumulated through its mercantilist trade policies -- give it plenty of ammunition to claim leadership in the creation of a new monetary order," writes Kwasi Kwarteng in the New York Times. "The Chinese, however, are most unlikely to bid for monetary hegemony in the near [...]

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July 29 2014

From Global Public Square Tue Jul 29 2014, 17:11:15

CNN's New Day speaks with Fareed Zakaria about the roots of the unrest in the Middle East. This is an edited version of the transcript. Who are the key players, and what are their current positions? Benjamin Netanyahu is, of course, the prime minister of Israel, a longtime hawk and longtime hardliner on Israeli security [...]

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From Global Public Square Tue Jul 29 2014, 12:12:38

For more Last Look, watch GPS, Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN Since life on Earth is so tumultuous these days, we think we could all use a little extraterrestrial beauty. Earlier this month, a Japanese artist teamed up with the company J.P. Aerospace and launched a pine bonsai tree and [...]

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From Global Public Square Tue Jul 29 2014, 11:36:53

By Brian Michael Jenkins, Special to CNN Editor's note: Brian Michael Jenkins is senior adviser to the RAND president and the author of Al Qaeda in Its Third Decade: Irreversible Decline or Imminent Victory? and the commentary 'Generations of Terrorism.' The views expressed are his own. As officials in the West sift through the evidence [...]

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July 28 2014

From Global Public Square Mon Jul 28 2014, 16:44:13

By Fareed Zakaria "But even by hinting as to what sectoral sanctions might look like, Obama has upset Russia's economic calculations. Obama is often criticized for not backing up the 'red lines' that he draws. But in Ukraine, Obama essentially has drawn a 'gray line' - demanding Russia take certain actions to end the crisis," [...]

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From Global Public Square Mon Jul 28 2014, 12:24:29

Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN By Fareed Zakaria On Ukraine, Europe has always been a step behind, internally conflicted, and unwilling to assert itself clearly and quickly. Those same qualities have been on display ever since the shoot-down of Flight 17... ...It's really difficult to have your [...]

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