Tuesday, July 22, 2014
  1. The Waste of War

    Jeffrey D. Sachs

    The Waste of War

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     on why global instability today does not have to end as badly as it did in 1914.

    War dead US Army/Korea

    Organized collective violence in the industrial age is tragedy, disaster, and devastation; it solves no political problems. War has become a continuation not of politics, as Clausewitz thought, but of political failure. READ MORE

  2. The New Thirty Years’ War

    Richard N. Haass
  3. Remaking Iran

    Said A. Arjomand

    Remaking Iran

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     reflects on President Hassan Rouhani's first year in office.

    Hassan Rouhani Asia Society/Flickr

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani recently marked the end of his first year in office not only with smiles, but also with further evidence of his efforts at domestic reform and geostrategic reorientation. In Iran’s case, these two imperatives have long gone hand in hand. READ MORE

  4. Getting Globalization Right

    Ian Goldin

    Getting Globalization Right

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     demands coordinated action to address the systemic risks produced by globalization.

    Globalization Anjan Chatterjee/Flickr

    Over the last quarter-century, rapid technology-driven globalization has contributed to the fastest increase in incomes and population in history. But globalization has also unleashed a new form of systemic risk – one that threatens to devastate political institutions and national economies. READ MORE

  5. The Three-Track Middle East

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    The Three-Track Middle East

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     says that it makes no sense today to talk of the region as a coherent whole.

    Smoke over Gaza City Palestine Mohammed Othman/ZumaPress

    Rather than achieving internal convergence, the Middle East is now following at least three distinct paths, and already-large differences will persist and grow for a number of years to come. The main question is what will become of countries like Egypt, which can end up following the path of Syria or of the UAE. READ MORE

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