Wednesday, October 7, 2015
  1. Managing Europe’s Perfect Storm

    Richard N. Haass
  2. The Middle East Meltdown and Global Risk

    Nouriel Roubini

    The Middle East Meltdown and Global Risk


     looks beyond energy shocks to other dangerous threats stemming from the region's worsening turmoil.

    Oil painting of fire.

    With the US on the way to achieving energy independence, there is a risk that America and its Western allies will consider the Middle East less strategically important than they did in the past. Wishful thinking should not cloud policy judgment: a burning Middle East can destabilize the world in many ways. READ MORE

  3. Europe’s Reality Check

    Joschka Fischer

    Europe’s Reality Check


     on why EU solidarity is needed to address the causes and consequences of the refugee crisis.

    European Union flag.

    Europe's sense of itself as a safe and secure place disintegrated this summer. The tide of refugees flowing over its borders directly confronted the EU with the harsh realities from which it had appeared to be a sanctuary – realities which only European solidarity can address. READ MORE

  4. The BRICS Fallacy

    Ana Palacio

    The BRICS Fallacy


     links the world's fascination with emerging economies to doubts about America's global leadership.

    Time Square, New York City.

    The world’s obsession with the perceived rise and fall of the BRICS reflects a desire to identify the country or bloc that will take over from the US as global leader. But, in searching for the “next big thing,” the world is ignoring the need for the US to continue to engage globally. READ MORE

  5. Toward a Genuine Economic and Monetary Union?

    Otmar Issing

    Toward a Genuine Economic and Monetary Union?


     emphasizes the need to restore trust before taking steps toward fiscal centralization.

    European Union flags.

    With Europe’s current crisis having convinced many that the EU's existing institutional arrangements are unsustainable, many high-level figures have been calling for a move toward political union. But further European integration will not be feasible until trust among the member states has been restored. READ MORE


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