Tuesday, June 27, 2017
  1. Economics

    Another Lesson from Japan

    Stephen S. Roach

    Another Lesson from Japan


     thinks the latest inflation data should serve as a wake-up call to advanced-economy policymakers.

    Newsart for Another Lesson from Japan Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images
    Though Japan’s experience since the early 1990s provides many lessons, policymakers in the rest of the world have failed miserably in heeding them. Time and again, major central banks – especially the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, and the Bank of England – have been quick to follow the Bank of Japan's disastrous lead. READ MORE
  2. World Affairs

    Reimagining Palestine

    Marwan Muasher
    World Affairs

    Reimagining Palestine


     highlights the need for a new strategy to move the Palestinian national project forward.

    Newsart for Reimagining Palestine Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images
    In the 50 years since the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, the prospects of a “final status” agreement have never looked bleaker. With growing distrust in the Palestinian leadership, it’s time to reconsider the path forward, by making civil liberties a precursor to, rather than the result of, an independent state. READ MORE
  3. World Affairs

    Revisiting the Global Order

    Javier Solana
  4. Business & Finance

    An IMF Bridge to Somewhere for Greece?

    Mohamed A. El-Erian
    Business & Finance

    An IMF Bridge to Somewhere for Greece?


     says a compromise to prevent a default next month will work only if debt forgiveness follows.

    greece NurPhoto/Getty Images
    The IMF has resurrected an old technique – commonly used in the 1980s during the Latin American debt crisis – that will allow Greece to avoid a payment default next month on debt owed to European creditors. But the Fund’s elegant compromise still leaves Greece under the shadow of an enormous debt overhang. READ MORE
  5. Politics

    Saudi Arabia’s Game of Thrones

    Bernard Haykel

    Saudi Arabia’s Game of Thrones


     examines how Mohammed bin Salman secured his succession to the throne, and why it matters.

    Newsart for Saudi Arabia’s Game of Thrones Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Council/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has now replaced the 57-year-old Muhammad bin Nayif with his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman, as crown prince, signaling a clear break from a decades-old tradition of building consensus. That implies a return to the absolute monarchy established by Saudi Arabia's founder, King Abdulaziz Ibn Saud. READ MORE


PS On Air: Joseph Nye on Trump and the Liberal World Order

Joseph S. Nye discusses Donald Trump’s impact on international affairs with Mark Leonard, director of the ECFR.

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