Thursday, October 2, 2014
  1. Brazil’s Cautious Voters

    Jorge G. Castañeda

    Brazil’s Cautious Voters


     predicts that Brazilian voters will stick with President Dilma Rousseff, despite a failing economy.

    Dilma Rousseff UN Women/Flickr

    Brazil's presidential election has come alive as the mixed-race Marina Silva mounts a serious challenge to President Dilma Rousseff. But, despite Brazil's economic troubles, corruption scandals, and recent World Cup humiliation, Rousseff's incumbency advantage is likely to be decisive. READ MORE

  2. Solving Europe’s Credibility Problem

    Jean Pisani-Ferry

    Solving Europe’s Credibility Problem


     asks whether eurozone governments can commit to reducing spending while avoiding immediate cuts.

    Salzburg Europe at night ZeHawk/Flickr

    As the eurozone debates how to escape the stagnation trap in which it finds itself, one question has become increasingly important: Can governments credibly commit to trim public spending in the future while avoiding immediate cuts? Fortunately, the answer is yes: Fiscal accommodation now does not rule out consolidation later. READ MORE

  3. Süchtig nach Putin

    Maxim Trudolyubov
  4. “Whatever It Takes” in Ukraine

    Jorge Mariscal

    “Whatever It Takes” in Ukraine

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    &  argue that the ECB's approach to the eurozone crisis should be applied in Ukraine.

    Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergii Kharchenko/ZumaPress

    Europe’s efforts to revive its economy and confront the crisis in Ukraine may seem to be two entirely separate challenges. But policymakers, struggling to contain Russia and find an acceptable long-term settlement on Europe's eastern borders, could learn a lot from the way ECB President Mario Draghi has managed to stabilize the eurozone. READ MORE

  5. Politische Strategie als „Straftat“

    Michael J. Boskin

Focal Point

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