Conn Hallinan

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Conn Hallinan

Conn Hallinan is a columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus.

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The Greek Earthquake

Syriza will not easily sweep the policies of austerity aside, but there is a palpable feeling on the continent that a tide is turning.

The Syrian Labyrinth

Reese Erlich's new book on Syria combines on-the-ground reporting with an encyclopedic background in the region’s history.

Move Over, NATO and IMF: Eurasia Is Coming

A thousand poles are blooming as new international blocs like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the BRICS Development Bank emerge to challenge Western economic and military hegemony.

Foreign Policy, Lord Palmerston, and Appendectomies

The U.S. cannot confront climate change, growing economic inequality, and the deterioration of our infrastructure and education system without reducing the $1 trillion it spends annually on defense.

Will Sanctions Sideline the U.S. Dollar?

The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow could backfire on Washington by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.