Tuesday, August 30, 2016
  1. Economics

    Global Growth – Still Made in China

    Stephen S. Roach
  2. World Affairs

    Europe’s Last Chance

    Joschka Fischer
    World Affairs

    Europe’s Last Chance

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     says that the European Union was based on a post-War Western liberal order that is now receding.

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    The European Union emerged from a triumphant period of Western liberal internationalism that now appears to be in retreat, alongside the peace and order it once safeguarded. At a time when Europe needs bold, future-oriented leadership, many Europeans are instead looking to the nationalism and isolationism of centuries past. READ MORE

  3. Business & Finance

    An Opportunity for Egypt and the IMF

    Mohamed A. El-Erian
    Business & Finance

    An Opportunity for Egypt and the IMF

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     is hopeful that a new loan program will help improve the country's economic prospects.

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    Egypt’s leaders and the International Monetary Fund have struck a tentative deal for a $12 billion, three-year loan. If approved by the IMF Board next month, the new program will be an important opportunity to improve relations between the two sides – an outcome that would benefit both Egypt’s citizens and the Fund’s credibility. READ MORE

  4. Politics

    The Siren Song of “Strongmania”

    Minxin Pei
  5. World Affairs

    Reviving Arms Control in Europe

    Frank-Walter Steinmeier
    World Affairs

    Reviving Arms Control in Europe

     proposes measures to bridge the widening divide between the West and Russia.

    Newsart for Reviving Arms Control in Europe Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

    Russia has violated basic principles of peace – territorial integrity, free choice of alliances, and recognition of international law – that are non-negotiable for the West. But the West must likewise be united in seeking to avoid an upward spiral of antagonism and confrontation. READ MORE

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