Sunday, December 4, 2016
  1. Politics

    Europe’s December Day of Reckoning

    Philipp Ther
    Politics

    Europe’s December Day of Reckoning

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     explains why the stakes of this Sunday's Italian referendum and Austrian presidential election are so high.

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    The EU is the greatest alliance of democratic states in modern history, but, strangely, those who champion it have come to fear democratic votes. They are now waiting with bated breath for December 4, when Italians will vote on constitutional changes, and Austrians will choose their next president. READ MORE

  2. Economics

    Preventing the Next Eurozone Crisis Starts Now

    Jean Pisani-Ferry
    Economics

    Preventing the Next Eurozone Crisis Starts Now

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     urges member governments to break the silence on the common currency's future.

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    There are no quick fixes to the eurozone’s problems, but the lack of genuine discussion on possible futures is a serious cause for concern. Silence is not always golden; for the sake of Europe’s future, the hush surrounding the common currency should be broken as soon as possible. READ MORE

  3. Politics

    Can Fillon Beat Le Pen?

    Hugo Drochon
    Politics

    Can Fillon Beat Le Pen?

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     asks whether the Republican primary winner will be able to keep France's National Front out of power.

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    Given the current political field in French politics, François Fillon will most likely face Marine Le Pen in the presidential election’s second round next May. Those who fear a Le Pen presidency are again putting their faith in the old “pacte républicain,” whereby centrist and leftist voters turn out to push Fillon over the line. READ MORE

  4. Global Health & Development

    Globalizing the Fight Against Non-Communicable Disease

    George Weisz
    Global Health & Development

    Globalizing the Fight Against Non-Communicable Disease

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     calls for more resources to support efforts to tackle NCDs in low- and middle-income countries.

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    Global health organizations and initiatives have traditionally focused on infectious diseases, from malaria (their great failure) to smallpox (their greatest success). But there is an urgent need to tackle less compelling but equally deadly non-communicable diseases, especially in low- and middle-income countries. READ MORE

  5. World Affairs

    How China Views Trump

    Keyu Jin
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Climate Change in the Trumpocene Age

 examines arguments by Jeffrey Sachs, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Joseph Stiglitz, and other Project Syndicate commentators and concludes that the US president-elect’s ability to derail global progress toward a green economy is more limited than many believe.

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