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Lessons From Versailles for Today’s Middle East

Marc Grossman and Simon Henderson YaleGlobal, 22 October 2014
Discontent and chaos in the Middle East are rooted in treaties drafted at the close of World War I
NEW HAVEN : The summer of 2014 was a season of analogies and anniversaries. European leaders commemorated the start of World War One. Russian President Putin’s annexation of Crimea and destabilization and invasion of eastern Ukraine recalls the threatening and testing days before September 1939. But as the Middle East and North Africa implode, perhaps focus should be directed on the end of the first World War – and specifically the settlement fashioned by US President Woodrow Wilson, British Prime Minister David Lloyd George and French Prime Minister George Clemenceau at Versailles in 1919. More >

Government Approval Not Enough, Businesses Need Social License

John Morrison YaleGlobal, 21 October 2014
In era of globalized awareness, best business, government practices demand local consent and social license

How Wall Street Is Killing Big Oil

Deepak Gopinath YaleGlobal, 16 October 2014
Investors force big private energy companies into liquidation; energy dominance shifts to emerging markets

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