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I'm a member of the editorial board at Bloomberg View, which I joined in early 2012. Before that I was at the Wall Street Journal for 12 years, in London covering European politics, diplomacy and security; then in Brussels as deputy bureau chief for the Brussels and Germany bureaus, editing the reporters and writing about Eastern Europe; and then as bureau chief in Istanbul in 2011/12. Before joining ...

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Could Palmyra Be a Turning Point for Syria?

bloombergview.com — Islamic State has just taken the city of Palmyra in Syria, putting at risk its magnificent ruins and raising two questions: Why did the government and its military not fight harder to hold the town and its oil fields? And will the Islamist radicals now engage in an orgy of cultural destruction, as they have done in Iraq?

Erdogan Should Campaign for Singing Women

bloombergview.com — In the midst of a fiercely fought election campaign in Turkey, 19-year-old Mutlu Kaya has been shot in the head for entering a TV singing talent contest. Her plight would make a better campaign theme than the one President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party are using.

Will Russians rise up in revolt?

post-gazette.com — At what point will Russians question the choices being made by their government? Maybe when those choices start killing them. As Bloomberg reported Wednesday, Russia's health system has suffered a severe reversal as lower oil prices have reduced government revenue.

Putin Declares War on Russians' Health

bloombergview.com — At what point will Russians begin to question the choices being made by their government? Maybe when those choices start killing them. As Bloomberg's Ilya Arkhipov and Henry Meyer report, Russia's health system has suffered a severe reversal as a lower oil price has reduced government revenue and spending.

Champion: What exactly did British voters tell David Cameron?

denverpost.com — Posted: 05/08/2015 05:10:07 PM MDT Updated: 05/08/2015 05:13:45 PM MDT What did British voters really just say? Judging by the composition of Britain's next Parliament, the opinion polls leading up to Thursday's election were spectacularly wrong.

What Did British Voters Just Say?

bloombergview.com — What did British voters really just say? Judging by the composition of Britain's next Parliament, the opinion polls leading up to Thursday's election were spectacularly wrong. An army of "shy Tories," those too embarrassed to say they'll vote for the perceived party of the rich, drove the Conservative tally above 50 percent of all 650 seats.

Only the Scots Are Popular in This Election

bloombergview.com — Thursday's election in the U.K. is, by general agreement, one of the most important in recent history. At stake is Britain's fragile economy, its place in Europe and perhaps the future of the union itself. So why has the campaign been so petty and dispiriting?

Let Scottish Nationalists Into U.K. Government

bloombergview.com — Gordon Brown, the former U.K. prime minister from Kirkaldy in Scotland, is pacing a small hall in central Glasgow, working up a sweat as he delivers the kind of barnstorming speech that helped turn Scotland's independence referendum in favor of the union last year.

Champion: Why Britain's David Cameron might lose

denverpost.com — Posted: 05/01/2015 05:00:00 PM MDT Britain's elections are next week, and psephologists and bookmakers agree: It's an unpredictable mess, with the most likely outcome a minority Labour government backed by Scottish nationalists. For this state of affairs, the ruling Conservative Party has itself to blame.

Cameron's Big Mistake

bloombergview.com — Britain's elections are just a week away, and psephologists and bookmakers agree: It's an unpredictable mess, with the most likely outcome a minority Labour government backed by Scottish nationalists. For this state of affairs, the ruling Conservative Party has itself to blame. Britain's Multiparty Politics By any measure, Prime Minister David Cameron should be well ahead.
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May 21, 2015

RT @SimonFraserFCO: I first visited #Palmyra in 1981. A beautiful, mysterious, magical place. A jewel in our shared cultural heritage. @foreignoffice

May 21, 2015

Nice piece from Greek economists on Why austerity didn't kill Greece and reform really is the answer. bloombergview.com/articles/2015-… via @BV

May 15, 2015

MT: +1: @amberinzaman Oh no... #Isis reaches gates of ancient #Syrian city Palmyra, stoking fears of destruction gu.com/p/48qp9/stw

May 15, 2015

What were they smoking?: GreekTurkish FM's and NATO chief and Mogherini sing "We are the world": bit.ly/1Fog1an



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