Tuesday, March 31, 2015
  1. World Affairs

    Last Chance for Ukraine and Europe

    George Soros
  2. Politics

    The Trials of Asian Democracy

    Yuriko Koike
    Politics

    The Trials of Asian Democracy

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     considers the political implications of prosecutions aimed at a growing list of opposition leaders.

    Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim support sign Hafiz Sohaimi/ZumaPress

    These are times of trial – literally in the courts – for a growing number of Asia’s democracies. The list of political leaders in the region who have faced or are facing criminal charges has grown so long that it is plausible to wonder whether democracy itself can survive in a number of these countries. READ MORE

  3. Politics

    China and Global Governance

    Javier Solana
  4. Economics

    China’s New Normal and America’s Old Habits

    Stephen S. Roach
    Economics

    China’s New Normal and America’s Old Habits

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     pinpoints two sources of the confusion now prevailing among observers of Chinese affairs.

    Chinese premier Li Keqiang development forum Chinese Premier Li Keqiang/Pang Xinglei/ZumaPress

    China is generating a lot of confusion nowadays, both at home, where officials now tout the economy’s “new normal” but are unclear about what it is, and abroad, where the US is embracing “containment” of China’s rise. On both counts, the disconnects are striking, adding a new dimension of risk to a fragile world. READ MORE

  5. Economics

    The Monetarist Mistake

    J. Bradford DeLong
    Economics

    The Monetarist Mistake

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     explains how the power of a misguided idea led to a tepid response to the Great Recession.

    Wrong way go back sign Johnny Jet/Flickr

    The inadequate response to the Great Recession reflects policymakers' acceptance of Milton Friedman's analysis of the Great Depression. And yet the dominance of Friedman's monetarism has less to do with the evidence supporting it than with the fact that economics is all too often tainted by politics. READ MORE

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