David Wise

Type: Analysis

David W. Wise, a retired businessman, is a graduate of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London).

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Greece and the Euro Zone

German chancellor Angela Merkel is nothing if not the embodiment of pragmatism. It is time that she demonstrates that trait with regard to Greece. In 2009, the chancellor did a …

Time to Face Reality on Ukraine

The international environment that produced the First World War exactly one hundred years ago was a struggle for “places in the sun” as countries competed for colonial lands. The settlement …

Toward a Diplomatic Solution in Ukraine

None of the parties involved in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine have entirely clean hands, but that does not signify equivalence. Had Russia taken action to ensure just the security …

Kosovo, Crimea, and Tibet

An article in the German Council on Foreign Relations’ journal Internationale Politik by the journalist Elizabeth Pond stated boldly that, “This week will go down in history as the moment …

Surprise out of Germany

Although Chancellor Angela Merkel’s selection of the previous Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Ursula von der Leyen, as Minister of Defense last month was a huge surprise—especially to her …

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