France needs support to scrap a bad deal

Outrage at Moscow’s conduct should be translated into a compelling case, writes François Heisbourg

Anti-capitalists take too much for granted

India’s ‘untouchables’ are being emancipated by economic growth, writes Devesh Kapur

Domesticating Russia

The country’s weakness – its lopsided, primitive economy – is also proving its strength, writes Alan Beattie

Another false alarm on US inflation?

The Federal Reserve will not change its stance while there remains no impetus

Contain Russia by imposing real costs

Sanctions need to be severe, including barring Moscow from G8 and G20 meetings, writes Ivo Daalder

Free trade suffers for conservative errors

The bogeyman approach has failed progressive agenda and the US economy, writes Adam Posen

Tech tycoons are not what countries need

Britain’s failure to create a behemoth says little about its ability to prosper, writes Giles Wilkes

Sea troubles reveal China’s foreign policy

No longer simply responding, but acting on its own initiative, writes Kurt Campbell

Fed and markets must try new dance

Relying on cyclical patterns may not be as dependable as it once was, writes Henry Kaufman

Zen and the art of wealth

America is rich but free time is scarce, writes Bilal Hafeez

Indian water is a geopolitical issue

The plan to connect rivers with new canals is fraught with difficulties, writes Anjana Ahuja

West should repair Ukraine’s economy

Those who want Russia punished with tougher sanctions are misguided, writes Thomas Graham

Putin’s credibility lies with MH17

In the past a war was initiated by artillery, today it is by disinformation, writes Carl Bildt

Typewriters stand against cyberspying

Berlin is reverting to an unhackable piece of hardware, writes Andrew Martin

Taxman’s serious aversion to avoidance

New UK taxation rules strike a blow against mass-marketed schemes, writes Vanessa Houlder

Downing Street deserves more credit

Number 10 can claim to have steered the ship through difficult waters, writes Anthony Seldon

China’s banking threat is overstated

The exposure to risky activities is far more modest than many imply, says Yukon Huang

Nato must focus on western ‘hybrid wars’

Foes think the political will for military action has weakened – the west has other strengths

Foreign companies easy targets in China

Targeting multinationals poses little risk but offers much in domestic political gain, says Zhiwu Chen

Murdoch stars in ‘Last Mogul Standing’

Time-Warner bid must make rivals question their strategies, writes Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson


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