Thursday, January 29, 2015
  1. World Affairs

    Saving Global Order

    Kofi A. Annan
    World Affairs

    Saving Global Order


     reminds us why renewing the international system is in everyone's interest.

    Hand holding a globe Send me adrift/Flickr

    Around the world, personal liberty, human rights, and democracy are at risk, while the international community is deeply divided, blocking progress on challenges ranging from the crises in Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine to climate change and trade. Three factors – all likely to persist this year – are driving these unsettling trends. READ MORE

  2. Economics

    The Eurozone Needs More than QE

    Martin Feldstein
  3. Economics

    What Failed in 2008?

    J. Bradford DeLong

    What Failed in 2008?


     asks why policymakers have not responded appropriately to their economies' post-crisis malaise.

    Recession man at bank Alex Proimos/Flickr

    To solve a problem requires not only knowing what to do, but also a willingness to change course if it turns out that one did not know quite as much as one thought. But the only true lesson of the 2008 financial crisis seems to be that its lessons will never truly be learned. READ MORE

  4. Politics

    The Bookies and the British Election

    Chris Patten

    The Bookies and the British Election


     examines why the vote in May is too close to call.

    Newsart for The Bookies and the British Election James Blunt/Flickr

    The British general election in May is too close to call, mainly owing to declining support for the two major parties, Labour and the Conservatives, and the rise of populist parties on their flanks. So, though economic recovery should benefit Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, that might not be enough to ensure victory. READ MORE

  5. World Affairs

    Japan’s Beheaded Illusions

    Yuriko Koike
    World Affairs

    Japan’s Beheaded Illusions


     complains that the country's "peace constitution" bars the tools needed to protect its citizens.

    PM Shinzo Abe Egypt President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi PM Shinzo Abe and President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi/Pan Chaoyue/ZumaPress

    The Islamic State's beheading of a Japanese citizen has highlighted just how vulnerable the country is to outside threats. Will the Japanese public now support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to reform the country's constitution to allow for a more active defense policy? READ MORE

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