Friday, July 25, 2014
  1. Business & Finance

    The Onshoring Myth

    Federico Díez
  2. Education

    PISA’s Promise

    Ángel Gurría
    Education

    PISA’s Promise

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     defends the OECD's Program for International Student Assessment.

    Students taking test bcgovphotos/Flickr

    The OECD’s Program for International Student Assessment has elicited considerable criticism. But, though there are significant challenges inherent in comparing schools across countries, PISA remains an invaluable tool for policymakers attempting to improve their national education systems. READ MORE

  3. World Affairs

    Putin’s Tipping Point?

    Nina L. Khrushcheva
    World Affairs

    Putin’s Tipping Point?

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     draws a parallel between Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and the Soviet Union's downing of KAL 007.

    Malaysian Airlines crash Dai Tianfang/ZumaPress

    When incompetence in the Kremlin turns murderous, its incumbents can begin to tremble. As news of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine trickled into Russia, people with a long memory recalled the Soviet Union’s attack, 31 years ago this September, on Korean Air Lines Flight 007, and its political consequences. READ MORE

  4. Economics

    Fighting the Fed

    Martin Feldstein
    Economics

    Fighting the Fed

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     asks whether congressional Republicans are right to seek a monetary-policy rule.

    Janet Yellen Ben Bernanke Fed Chairs Zhang Jun/ZumaPress

    The US Federal Reserve fears that a proposed law requiring it to use a formal rule to guide monetary policy would limit its independence, while the bill’s proponents argue that it would produce more predictable growth with low inflation. Who is right? READ MORE

  5. World Affairs

    The New Thirty Years’ War

    Richard N. Haass

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