Saturday, July 23, 2016
  1. Culture & Society

    The Strange Death of Turkish Secularism

    Shlomo Avineri
    Culture & Society

    The Strange Death of Turkish Secularism

    4

     maps out the goals of the Erdoğan government's crackdown following the failed coup.

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    Turkey's failed coup is likely to reinforce the illiberal democracy emerging under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in which majoritarian rule runs counter to pluralism, human rights, and freedom of speech. The stability of such a system in Turkey – where hostility to Erdoğan is strong – remains to be seen. READ MORE

  2. Economics

    The Global Economy’s Hesitation Blues

    Robert J. Shiller
    Economics

    The Global Economy’s Hesitation Blues

    12

     examines the factors leading people to postpone spending and investment.

    Newsart for The Global Economy’s Hesitation Blues Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images

    Economic slowdowns can often be characterized as periods of hesitation: consumers hesitate to buy a new house or car, thinking that the old house or car will do just fine for a while longer. Viewed from this perspective, how worried should we be about the effects of hesitation today? READ MORE

  3. Politics

    More Europe, Less Brussels

    Carl Bildt
    Politics

    More Europe, Less Brussels

    18

     calls for a new vision of Europe that includes all members and doesn't play favorites.

    Newsart for More Europe, Less Brussels Carl Court/Getty Images

    For too long, the European project has invoked the Europe of Charlemagne that existed more than a thousand years ago. If the EU is to survive, it should tap far more fertile sources of inspiration than an illiterate warrior whose empire fell apart soon after his death. READ MORE

  4. World Affairs

    The EU’s Bold New Strategy

    Javier Solana
    World Affairs

    The EU’s Bold New Strategy

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     defends European leaders' efforts to press ahead with a comprehensive foreign and security policy.

    Newsart for The EU’s Bold New Strategy Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

    Federica Mogherini, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs, and her team have presented a Global Strategy for European Security that has clearly defined aims befitting conditions within and beyond Europe's borders. For the faltering European project, the strategy comes just in time. READ MORE

  5. Politics

    The Case for Constructive Populism

    Kemal Derviş

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