Saturday, October 1, 2016
  1. Politics

    Trump’s Magical Economic Thinking

    Simon Johnson
  2. Economics

    Escaping the New Normal of Weak Growth

    Michael Spence

    Escaping the New Normal of Weak Growth


     says that it's time for politicians to use fiscal policy to relieve the burden on central bankers.

    slow growth Mark Metcalfe/Stringer

    Eight years after the crisis erupted, what the global economy is experiencing is starting to look less like a slow recovery than like a new low-growth equilibrium. With monetary policy unable to stimulate demand, or even inflation, it's time for fiscal authorities to relieve the burden on central banks. READ MORE

  3. Politics

    Saving Europe By Reversing Brexit

    Anatole Kaletsky
  4. World Affairs

    Managing a Multipolar Europe

    Mark Leonard
    World Affairs

    Managing a Multipolar Europe


     says that the EU must adjust to being only one of several European projects.

    refugees Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    When the Cold War ended, the EU and NATO were at the center of an expanding unipolar order that, it was assumed, would establish the conditions for European security. In fact, that was far from guaranteed, as the existential challenge to the European order posed by the refugee crisis and the Syrian conflict shows. READ MORE

  5. Politics

    Israel’s Last Founding Father

    Itamar Rabinovich

    Israel’s Last Founding Father


     traces the dramatic sweep of Shimon Peres's nearly 70-year political career.

    Newsart for Israel’s Last Founding Father Ronen Zvulun/AFP/Getty Images

    During his nearly seven-decade career, Shimon Peres reached lofty heights and suffered humiliating failures. A security hawk who became an ardent peacemaker, he maintained a love-hate relationship with an Israeli public that declined to elect him Prime Minister but admired him when he neither held nor sought real power. READ MORE


Editors’ Insight 1

A World Besieged

From Aleppo and North Korea to the European Commission and the Federal Reserve, the global order’s fracture points continue to deepen. Nina Khrushcheva, Stephen Roach, Nasser Saidi, and others assess the most important risks.

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