Saturday, July 26, 2014
  1. World Affairs

    The Global Security Deficit

    Michael Spence
  2. Culture & Society

    The Facebook Furor

    Esther Dyson
  3. Business & Finance

    After the Dollar

    José Antonio Ocampo
    Business & Finance

    After the Dollar


     promotes the IMF's Special Drawing Rights as a global reserve currency.

    Dollar Bills Earl/Flickr

    China’s rise has made the world increasingly disinclined to tolerate the instability caused by a US dollar-denominated system. The solution, however, lies not in replacing the dollar with the renminbi, but in strengthening the role of the world’s only truly global currency: the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights. READ MORE

  4. World Affairs

    Putin’s Tipping Point?

    Nina L. Khrushcheva
    World Affairs

    Putin’s Tipping Point?


     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

  5. Global Health & Development

    One Hundred Days of Servitude

    Gordon Brown
    Global Health & Development

    One Hundred Days of Servitude


     on the global movement for girls' rights that has emerged since the abductions in Nigeria in April.

    Girls Education Erik Törner/IM Individuell Människohjälp

    Education campaigners and activists for girls’ rights held vigils around the world this week to mark the 100th day since more than 200 Nigerian girls were abducted from their school in Chibok. The “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign has spurred a global movement for recognition of girls’ rights – a movement led by girls themselves. READ MORE

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