Category Archives: WTO

Jackson-Vanik: Exit, Stage Left

There is a now-infamous study on the subject of “decision fatigue,” which looked at decisions by Israeli judges to grant vs. deny parole. The researchers found a wildly skewed trend in the judge’s decisions, but not by criminal history, ethnicity, … Continue reading

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Are Medvedev and Putin Playing Good-Cop, Bad-Cop?

Everyone is reporting today how Pres. Medvedev changed Russia’s WTO entry strategy yesterday at his G8 press conference, with hundreds of English-language articles already published on the subject, even more than in Russian. Kommersant provided a good background to the … Continue reading

Posted in PM Putin, President Medvedev, WTO