Tuesday, December 1, 2015
  1. Europe’s Three Fault Lines

    Jean Pisani-Ferry

    Europe’s Three Fault Lines


     identifies the main internal weaknesses exposed by the EU's unprecedented external challenges.

    Dated European map

    Ten or 20 years ago, the existential question facing the EU was whether it still had a purpose in a globalized world. Today, the question is whether Europe can respond effectively to major external shocks. READ MORE

  2. The French Climate-Terror Connection

    Yuriko Koike

    The French Climate-Terror Connection


     points to a vicious cycle of environmental degradation, economic failure, and Islamic extremism.

    Model of Eiffel Tower

    The timing of the terrorist attacks in Paris, just a few weeks before the UN Climate Change Conference, might not have been entirely coincidental. After all, increasingly severe environmental conditions in much of the Middle East and the Sahel are helping to fuel Islamic extremism. READ MORE

  3. Managing a World of Great Powers

    Javier Solana

    Managing a World of Great Powers


     says that rivalry among the US, Russia, and China need not block collaboration on major challenges.

    Globe centered on Asia

    Great-power competition – like that playing out today among a long-dominant US, a more active Russia, and a rising China – is nothing new. But its persistence does not – indeed, must not – prevent cooperation on major security issues, like the crisis in Syria. READ MORE

  4. Europe’s Barbarians Inside the Gate

    Nouriel Roubini

    Europe’s Barbarians Inside the Gate


     argues that the main threat confronting the EU is its dearth of unity.

    European Union flag torn at edge

    For Europe, solidarity begins at home. That means supporting aggregate demand and pro-growth reforms to ensure a more resilient recovery of jobs and incomes – and thereby beating back the populists and nationalists currently gaining ground throughout the continent. READ MORE

  5. The Promise of China’s G-20 Presidency

    Andrew Sheng, ET AL

    The Promise of China’s G-20 Presidency

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    &  have high hopes for the country's ability to lay the groundwork for closer global cooperation.

    Flag of China

    Next year, the G-20 has an opportunity to show that it can deal effectively with global crises, from plummeting growth to transnational terrorism. With China – a country that has proved its willingness to put its money where its mouth is – at the helm, greater international cooperation and economic integration is certainly possible. READ MORE

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