Thursday, November 26, 2015
  1. World Affairs

    Turkey’s Diplomatic Dogfight

    Ana Palacio
    World Affairs

    Turkey’s Diplomatic Dogfight


     calls upon the EU and Turkey to build a genuine partnership, rather than a transactional arrangement.

    Turkey flag behind European Union flag.

    Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane risks intensifying the violence engulfing Syria, thereby dashing hopes for a rapprochement between Russia and the West that had arisen in the wake of the Paris massacre. To address these challenges, Turkey and the EU must commit to building a genuine partnership. READ MORE

  2. Politics

    Argentina’s Fresh Start

    Andrés Velasco
  3. Culture & Society

    Why Is Einstein Famous?

    Andrew Robinson
    Culture & Society

    Why Is Einstein Famous?


     argues that the author of the theory of relativity is renowned for reasons far removed from physics.

    Albert Einstein

    Even today, hardly anyone apart from specialists understands Albert Einstein's greatest achievement, the general theory of relativity. So why, a century later, is Einstein the world’s most famous and most quoted (and misquoted) scientist and a universal byword for genius? READ MORE

  4. Economics

    China’s Macro Disconnect

    Stephen S. Roach

    China’s Macro Disconnect


     asks why consumer spending is growing at a glacial pace, even as services surge.

    Kiosk salesman in China

    China has been highly successful in transforming the industrial structure of its economy from manufacturing to services, but it has made far less progress in boosting private consumption. The country now has no choice but to address the causes of households' high precautionary saving and low discretionary spending. READ MORE

  5. Business & Finance

    A Future-Oriented US Fiscal Policy

    Glenn Hubbard
    Business & Finance

    A Future-Oriented US Fiscal Policy


     argues that reforms to Social Security and Medicare are vital to enable broadly shared prosperity.

    Chicago skyline.

    America's presidential candidates are finally engaging in a long-overdue conversation about the economy. Unfortunately, few seem to recognize that reforms that make Social Security and Medicare sustainable are the key to ensuring broadly shared prosperity. READ MORE

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