Monday, January 23, 2017
  1. World Affairs

    Adrift in Trump’s New Century

    Ana Palacio
    World Affairs

    Adrift in Trump’s New Century

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     thinks the new US president's inauguration marked the end of a geopolitical epoch that began in 1914.

    Donald Trump is Sworn in as President Jim Bourg/Getty Images
    The late British historian Eric Hobsbawm famously called the period between Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination in 1914 and the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991 the “short twentieth century.” But, if anything, the twentieth century went long: it ended with Donald Trump's inauguration as US president. READ MORE
  2. The Year Ahead 2017

    The Middle East’s Next Moment of Reckoning

    Larry Diamond, ET AL
    The Year Ahead 2017

    The Middle East’s Next Moment of Reckoning

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    predict that state-led reforms will not be enough to alleviate public discontent in the region.

    Bahrain National Day Anadolu Agency

    When the Arab Spring erupted in December 2010, advocates for change in the Arab world had reason to be hopeful. But, as we saw in 2016, authoritarianism has returned, and whether that trend can be reversed in 2017 will depend on how well regional and international leaders have absorbed lessons from the recent past.

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  3. PS Focus

    Davos: Go Tell It From The Mountain

  4. Politics

    Brexit Into Trumpland

    Philippe Legrain
    Politics

    Brexit Into Trumpland

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     foresees profound economic disruption in the UK stemming from Theresa May's EU exit plan.

    May's brexit speech 17 jan WPA Pool/Pool
    British Prime Minister Theresa May is leading the UK toward a very hard Brexit in 2019 – and potentially off a cliff. Her objectives for negotiating with the EU make clear her intention to prioritize hardline Brexiteers’ demands over the country’s economic interests. READ MORE
  5. The Year Ahead 2017

    Can Saudi Arabia Reform Itself?

    Bernard Haykel
    The Year Ahead 2017

    Can Saudi Arabia Reform Itself?

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    reviews the Kingdom's plans to ween itself off of oil, and finds it lacking on the political front.

    Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Anadolu Agency

    In 2017, Saudi Arabia will continue to pursue two key goals: to reduce its economy's dependence on oil revenues and government spending; and to position the Kingdom as a regional hegemon that can meet any threat. The country's transformation will be difficult, but it is necessary, not least for regional stability.

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Trumping Capitalism?

 asks whether Trumpism represents a new economic model – and seeks answers from Martin Feldstein, Nobel laureates Edmund Phelps and Joseph Stiglitz, and other Project Syndicate contributors.

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