Monday, November 30, 2015
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Combating Terrorist Recruitment

    Gareth Evans

    Combating Terrorist Recruitment


     asks what more can be done to stop alienated young Muslim men from embracing violent Islamism.

    Knotted Gun sculpture

    What more can be done to stop jobless, hopeless, rootless, and alienated young Muslim men, in the Islamic world and in the West, from embracing violent Islamism? While curbing the flow of recruits will not eradicate groups like the Islamic State, it is a vital component of any effective long-term anti-terror strategy. READ MORE

  5. New Refugee Homelands

    Anne-Marie Slaughter

    New Refugee Homelands


     proposes turning temporary camps and settlements into permanent hubs of a new life.

    Refugees Welcome sticker on city handrail

    The world's 60 million refugees need bolder solutions than limited asylum quotas and “temporary” refugee camps. In particular, it is time to embrace the prospect not of camps but of cities – places where up to a million refugees of any particular nationality can live safely and learn how to build a better future. READ MORE

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