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Strategic Horizons

Emerging Neo-Feudal World Leaving U.S., Global Security Behind

If it manages to survive its fight against the Islamic State intact, Iraq will end up with a titular national government in the capital while regional potentates actually run the place. But Iraq is not the only country headed in this direction. In fact, the world is seeing the re-emergence of feudalism.

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Paper Tiger: Ireland’s Elusive Economic Recovery

Ireland’s initial response to the 2008 global financial crisis, a blanket bank guarantee, drove the former “Celtic Tiger” to approach the EU and the IMF to request a bailout in 2010. After years of brutal austerity, the economy appears to be improving, but not everyone is experiencing the recovery.

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