There is simply no excuse for the United States releasing $11.9 billion in frozen assets to the Islamic Republic, not only prior to an Iranian nuclear deal, but also while Iran continues to hold four American hostages.
“Free” college plans aren’t really about economics. They’re about anti-economics, the belief that incentives don’t matter, that somehow simply putting more money into higher education without any reform will somehow result in a better system.
Not only did the EU summit in Riga avoid any discussion of Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine, it also exposed the lack of a shared vision for engaging with the Eastern Partnership.
The basic economic and political assumptions that justified the IMF’s lending program to Ukraine are far from being realized.This raises serious questions over whether the program is adequately financed and whether it was appropriate in the first place.
Iran will keep backing down…as long as we keep stepping up.
It’s time Congress has a real conversation about Iraq strategy, how best to help Kurdistan, and how to defeat the Islamic State. It should not allow itself to be duped by a family with a flag.
Upcoming midterm elections in Mexico will not produce the kind of political momentum that President Peña Nieto needs to consolidate his legacy.
This may support the market explanation for rising executive compensation, as opposed to managerial power.
There are things that are appropriate for charter school authorizers (and the legislators that write charter school policy) to ask schools to demonstrate before they are allowed to accept students and public dollars. And there are things that are inappropriate for them to request. Many authorizers (and legislators) have gone far beyond what is reasonable and appropriate.
The chief responsibility for the destruction of Palmyra will rest with the Islamic State. But it is worth considering why a reactionary interpretation of Islamic law has taken hold among groups like the Taliban, the Islamic State, and Al Qaeda affiliates.