Sunday, November 29, 2015
  1. Economics

    The Trouble With Interest Rates

    J. Bradford DeLong
  2. Economics

    China’s Latest Five-Year Plan

    Martin Feldstein

    China’s Latest Five-Year Plan


     asks whether the target of 6.5% average annual growth can be met.

    Shanghai skyline at night

    Last month, the Chinese government released a preliminary summary of its 13th Five-Year Plan. While this is an important document for understanding where China is headed in the 2016-2020 period, China’s five-year plans just aren’t what they used to be. READ MORE

  3. World Affairs

    Combating Terrorist Recruitment

    Gareth Evans
    World Affairs

    Combating Terrorist Recruitment


     asks what more can be done to stop alienated young Muslim men from embracing violent Islamism.

    Knotted Gun sculpture

    What more can be done to stop jobless, hopeless, rootless, and alienated young Muslim men, in the Islamic world and in the West, from embracing violent Islamism? While curbing the flow of recruits will not eradicate groups like the Islamic State, it is a vital component of any effective long-term anti-terror strategy. READ MORE

  4. World Affairs

    New Refugee Homelands

    Anne-Marie Slaughter
    World Affairs

    New Refugee Homelands


     proposes turning temporary camps and settlements into permanent hubs of a new life.

    Refugees Welcome sticker on city handrail

    The world's 60 million refugees need bolder solutions than limited asylum quotas and “temporary” refugee camps. In particular, it is time to embrace the prospect not of camps but of cities – places where up to a million refugees of any particular nationality can live safely and learn how to build a better future. READ MORE

  5. Politics

    Can the Islamic State Unify Europe?

    Hans-Werner Sinn

    Can the Islamic State Unify Europe?


     wants EU leaders to shift their focus from risky fiscal integration to necessary political union.

    David Cameron and François Hollande in Paris. Number 10/Flickr

    If recent events have taught us anything, it is that the biggest threats to the EU stem not from inadequate fiscal risk-sharing, but from insufficient coordination on foreign-policy and security challenges. That is why, instead of continuing to push for unbalanced fiscal integration, the EU must pursue political union. READ MORE

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