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  • February 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Are there any economic explanations for the world running riot, especially in North Africa? Maybe, says investment adviser Ed Yardeni, an otherwise pretty consistently conservative economist. He cites distinguished Brandeis University historian David Hackett Fischer and Fischer’s 1996 book, “The … Continue reading

  • February 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Is there an economic explanation for the world running riot, especially in North Africa? Maybe, says investment advisor Ed Yardeni, an otherwise pretty consistently conservative economist. He cites distinguished Brandeis University, historian David Hackett Fischer and Fischer’s 1996 book, “The … Continue reading

  • February 3, 2011   BY Larisa Epatko  

    The upheaval in Egypt is reminiscent of past protest movements and rebellions that have produced varying results. Some have brought down governments and transformed societies, others have dissipated or been crushed. We highlight some of them here. Continue reading

  • February 1, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, U.N. officials reported that more than 200 people have been killed and 500 injured during unrest in Tunisia that ousted the president. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee reported that the safety of U.S. government employees in Iraq is at a “critical juncture” after troops leave at the end of 2011. Continue reading

  • January 28, 2011  

    In other news Friday, unrest in Egypt and lower-than-expected economic growth shook the U.S. stock markets. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 166 points, and the Nasdaq lost 68 points. In Tunisia’s capital, protesters clashed with police near the prime minister’s office, where demonstrators have been holding a sit-in. Continue reading

  • January 27, 2011  

    Jeffrey Brown talks to Graeme Bannerman of the Middle East Institute and Tom Malinowski of Human Rights Watch about how the United States should proceed in light of the unrest in Egypt and whether the anti-government sentiment cropping up in several countries could have a domino effect in others. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2011  

    The announcement of a Hezbollah-backed prime minister touched off protests in Lebanon, which has experienced political turmoil after its unity government collapsed. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2011  

    Anti-government protesters clashed with police in Egypt’s capital, hurling rocks and chanting slogans defying President Hosni Mubarak. In Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin vowed retribution for a suicide bombing Monday at Moscow’s largest airport. The attack killed at least 35 people. Continue reading

  • January 24, 2011  

    In other news Monday, twin car bomb explosions killed at least 18 people south of Baghdad. Many of the dead were Shiite pilgrims traveling outside Karbala for annual religious rituals. In Tunisia, protests continued in the capital after allies of the former president kept leading roles in the newly formed interim government. Continue reading

  • January 21, 2011  

    In other news Friday, representatives from six world powers met in Istanbul, Turkey, for talks with Iran about its nuclear program. Iranian delegates said they were off to a positive start but would not consider a freeze on uranium enrichment, claiming again that the program is for peaceful purposes. Continue reading

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