Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- March 26, 2013

Cyprus And The Death Of An Offshore Haven -- Jay Adkisson, Forbes

Cyprus has sunk into the sea. Well, maybe not actually sunk in a drowning sense, but that is certainly what happened to Cyprus as an offshore centre — the once highly-touted “offshore gateway” for the Russian wealthy.

Yes, I remember the heady days of 1997 when Cyprus first burst onto the offshore scene at the London Shorex (short for “Offshore Exhibition”), offering grand exhibition booths for its offshore service providers next to those of Switzerland, the Channel Islands and various Caribbean havens.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Cypress Bailout Double Lesson Mixes Good, Bad, Ugly -- IBD Editorial

Just How Blind Are We in Syria? -- Robert Baer, Time

Why Did We Invade Iraq? The subsequent acrimony derives from the general amnesia over why we invaded. -- Victor Davis Hanson, NRO

South Africa’s action in central Africa marks a new era -- David Hornsby, Business Day Live

Transition time in Pakistan -- Hindu editorial

China’s new leaders have shuffled their foreign-affairs team. Relations with other big powers will soon be tested -- The Economist

Japan Breaks China's Metals Stranglehold
-- A. Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph

Did China Just Declare War On Apple? Sure Looks Like It. -- Gordon G. Chang, Forbes

What Intel Did the White House Miss By Whisking Abu Ghaith Into Federal Court? -- Bridget Johnson, PJ Media

The Great Recession Has Been Followed by the Grand Illusion -- Mortimer Zuckerman, Wall Street Journal

The Life and Fate of Boris Berezovsky -
- Seth Mandel, Commentary

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